Tuition assistance is available for MACS families who are registered in one of the Mecklenburg Area
Catholic Schools and have shown a demonstrated need.
Tuition assistance is available for both Participating Catholic and
Non-Catholic families and may cover a portion of tuition and capital fees.
Applications are online at
Returning families will log in and new families will create a new account.
Answer all of the application questions and submit the $35 fee to FACTS.
Upload the requested documents. All requested 2020 tax documents must be uploaded in order for your application to be reviewed.
Application complete prior to 3/1/2021
Application complete 3/2/2021 - 4/1/2021
Application complete 4/2/2021 - 5/1/2021
Application complete after 5/1/2021
HOW TO APPLY
Tuition Assistance Additional Information
Funds for the Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools (MACS) needs based Tuition Assistance program are provided by the Parishes in the Charlotte Vicariate. The funds are reserved for tuition costs and include Capital fees. They do not include instructional, transportation, activity, or graduation fees. These grants do not cover the entire tuition cost. Families with registered full-time students in grades TK-12th grade are eligible to apply for tuition assistance. The percentage of tuition assistance granted to families varies each year depending on the amount of documented need and the amount of funds available. Not all families who apply for tuition assistance qualify.
There are three deadlines for completed tuition assistance applications. Completed applications must be received by FACTS by the deadline to be considered for the round. Applications with missing information will not be considered received until all information is provided.
Although the FACTS service may have processed your individual application and completed your analysis prior to the deadlines noted above, the results are sent to the Tuition Assistance Committee only after each round is complete. In this manner we are able to reduce overall costs and provide more funds for assisting other families. Tuition assistance applications completed during the rolling basis period will receive notification approximately 4-6 weeks after the application is complete.
The final determination of any grant is based on the information submitted on the application and the student need as determined on the FACTS report. These results are sent to the Tuition Assistance Committee in rounds not by individual applications. FACTS does not award the grants. The decision to grant or deny a family any funds is made by the Tuition Assistance Committee. You will be notified by letter of the results of your application by the Tuition Assistance Committee. Please do not call the MACS Business Office for the results of your application as they do not have responsibility / information on any family’s tuition assistance application.
Families wishing to participate in the tuition assistance program must apply every year. Receiving a grant one year does not automatically ensure a grant the following year. The number of families applying may change and the ranking of each family’s need may change each year.
The due date for annual tuition payments and the scheduled drafting of tuition and fees is not affected by the tuition assistance application process. Your account will be drafted as noted on your registration information until the results of your application are determined by the committee and communicated via email to you. Drafts cannot be held pending tuition assistance application results. Also registration of your students cannot be delayed pending tuition assistance application results. A student must be accepted and registered in order to receive tuition assistance application results.
Other Financial Aid Options
NCSEAA - North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority
North Carolina offers three scholarship programs that help families afford our schools. Funds for these programs are limited, so new applicants are entered into a lottery where they have an equal chance of being selected. Families may apply to more than one program, as long as they meet the eligibility requirements of each. To learn more about these opportunities, please visit www.ncseaa.edu/k12 or click the corresponding buttons.
NCSEAA is not affiliated or administered by MACS.
Not sure if your family is eligible?
Complete the following form to see if your family may be eligible.
¿No esta seguro si su familia es eligible? Complete el siguente formulario para ver si puede aplicar a esta beca.