MACS Financial Aid Resources

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. 

  • Funds are reserved for tuition costs and include Capital fees. They do not include instructional, transportation, activity, or graduation fees. 

  • 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.​

How to apply for MACS Tuition Assistance.

Other Financial Aid Opportunities

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. 

Suitable for: parents who qualify based on income

The Disabilities Grant and Education Savings Account (ESA)

Suitable for: parents of students with disabilities*

These two programs are available to meet the needs of students with disabilities: The Disabilities Grant and the Education Savings Account Program (ESA). Funds can be used to pay school tuition, as well as expenses such as speech therapy, tutoring services, and educational technology for families who home school their students.


*Student must have a North Carolina Individualized Education Program (IEP) dated within the last three years.



To learn more about these opportunities, please visit or click the corresponding buttons. 
NCSEAA is not affiliated or administered by MACS.

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 may cover a portion of tuition and capital fees.

Applications are online here.  

2022-2023 applications available December 1, 2021.  


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  tax documents must be uploaded in order for your application to be reviewed.

​For 2022-2023 applicants:

  • 3/15/2022

    • Application complete prior to 3/1/2022

  • 4/15/2022

    • Application compl​ete 3/2/2022 - 4/1/2022 

  • 5/17/2022

    • Application complete 4/2/2022 - 5/1/2022​

  • Rolling Basis

    • Application complete after 5/1/2022​

MACS Financial Aid FAQs

Is there a deadline to complete a TA application?

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.

What is the timeline for application processing?

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.

Who makes the decision to award Tuition Assistance?

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.

Do I need to reapply each year?

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.

How does Tuition Assistance affect my tuition draft?

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.

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