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Scholarships, Financial Aid, & Discounts

Scholarships
The Academy awards merit scholarships to qualified students who exhibit exemplary academic performance and great potential to succeed. Scholarships generally fall into one of three distinct categories: Annual Merit Awards, the Ana Maria Auxilium Award, or Named/Specialty Scholarships.
 
 
Annual Merit Scholarship - Scholarship Exam (optional)
Due to the cancelation of the HSPT this year, we are offering an optional Scholarship Exam on Saturday, November 21st. Only students who complete this exam will be considered for a Merit Scholarships. If awarded, the Merit Scholarship amount will be provided in the acceptance packet. You can register for this exam at hsptreg.stsusers.com, using Access Code: Y6
 
 
Other Scholarships available to Registered Students Only
2021-2022 applications will be made available in January 2021 and emailed to registered students. 
 
Ana Maria Award
The selection process for the Ana Maria Scholarship is highly competitive, with a single student chosen per grade level each year. This full tuition award is available only to registered students, and all families will be notified when the application is released. Awards are announced in late Spring for the upcoming year.

2020-2021 Ana Maria Scholarship
Printable Application | Application Instructions
Deadline: March 13, 2020
 
Specialty Scholarships
Newly registered and returning students who have not already been awarded a renewable merit scholarship (or who are seeking additional funding opportunities) may submit the general Scholarship Opportunities Application to be considered for all existing scholarships.
 
2020-2021 Scholarship Opportunities
Printable Application and Instructions
Deadline: March 13, 2020
 
Financial Assistance Opportunities
 
MHC Academy Tuition Assistance Fund
The Academy makes every best effort to lessen the tuition burden for families in need by awarding a limited number of financial grants from the Academy's Tuition Assistance Fund. To qualify for financial assistance, applicants must have received an offer of acceptance and submitted a separate financial aid application online. The Academy cannot estimate aid awards or process aid applications until the student’s admission application has been reviewed and decided.
 
MHC Academy partners with FACTS Management, a subsidiary of Nelnet, to process students' applications for assistance. FACTS is an independent financial review company that relies on the submission of detailed and confidential financial information to determine each family's eligibility for assistance based on financial need. Awards of financial assistance are made on a one-year basis pending the submission of an updated application by February 15th of each subsequent year.
 
Freshman applicants may take advantage of Financial Aid Early Determination. Early Determination applicants will receive financial aid offers in their acceptance packets - up to 3 months earlier than in prior years - when they submit their completed financial aid applications with supporting documents via FACTS on or before the December 4th admissions deadline.
2021-2022 Deadline Information
 
Early Determination Deadline (Freshmen Applicants Only): Friday, December 4th
Traditional Deadline: February 15th
 

 

Tuition Discounts

Legacy of Beauty, Truth and Joy Award
To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Academy in 2016, any incoming student who is the daughter or granddaughter of a graduate of Mary Help of Christians Academy in North Haledon, NJ will be granted an annual tuition reduction of $750. Please contact Mrs. Beth Evans, Director of Alumnae Relations via email alumnae@maryhelp.org to verify eligibility.
 
Salesian Discount
Children of employees of Don Bosco Prep are eligible to receive a tuition reduction of $1,000, while siblings of current DBP students receive a $500 discount. To qualify, please contact the Director of Admissions for additional information. 
 
Catholic School Educator Tuition Reduction

There is a $500 tuition reduction to the children of in-service Catholic elementary and secondary school teachers. To qualify, the parent must have a full-time employment contract for the current year, and must have been employed full-time for at least one preceding year. Verification forms become available October 1st, and must be returned by December 1st. Verification is valid for one year only.

 

Sibling Discount
A 10% discount is offered to each sibling (i.e. the 2nd student, 3rd student, etc.) enrolled at the same time.
 
Pay-in-Full Discount
Families who wish to pay tuition in full will receive a 5% tuition reduction. Full payment must be received by June 1st to qualify. *Students receiving financial aid are not eligible for the pay-in-full discount.*
 
External Scholarships & Aid
In the past, several families have benefitted from the support of external scholarship providers. These sources offer financial awards to students use their own selection criteria and application processes. As external funding opportunities arise, the details and applications for each will be forwarded to the applicant pool using the parent email adress on file. 
 
 

Tuition Loans

In an effort to provide additional financing options to families, the Academy now offers education loans through our trusted financial partner, Your Tuition Solution. Despite the availability of scholarships and financial aid, many parents find that the increased flexibility offered by a tuition loan helps to better meet their family's long term financial needs. With flexible terms and interest rates as low as 4.99%, a tuition loan can help take the worry out of providing your daughter with the education she deserves.
 
Your Tuition Solution
  • Borrow anywhere from $2,000 to 100% of the tuition cost
  • Fixed interest rates ranging from 4.99% to 24.99%
  • Payment plans from 24 to 84 months
  • No application or loan origination fees
  • No prepayment penalties
 
To learn more about tuition financing, please contact the Office of Admissions or visit the lender online.