Tuition & Grant/Aid

Tuition Rates

By choosing a Catholic school, a family is choosing to invest in a child's future. A future of college and career success, but more importantly the daily reminder to strive towards eternal reward in heaven. A Catholic school education is a financial investment, and our graduates and their families would attest that it is well worth it!

The tuition breakdown is found below followed by more information on how our school works to make Catholic education affordable and accessible for all families who seek it.

2017/2018 Tuition Rates


Grant & Aid

It is understood and appreciated the financial commitment and sacrifice families undertake in deciding to send their children to a Catholic school. And although paying for education is first and foremost the responsibility of a family, each school, parish and the Archdiocese of Baltimore devote significant funds each year to financial aid programs that help assist families. In turn, our school communities benefit by attracting students that otherwise would not be able to attend our schools.

There are several sources of tuition assistance available to families who apply and meet certain eligibility requirements.

The Archdiocese of Baltimore devotes significant funds each year to financial aid programs that help families make Catholic school education possible for their children. Tuition Assistance is a need-based analysis of the cost of education vs. a family’s ability to pay. These awards do not need to be repaid. Any student interested in attending a Catholic school may apply for financial aid from the Archdioceses of Baltimore. FACTS, an independent third party, helps the Archdiocese objectively assess what a family is able to contribute to its student(s) educational expenses. You may contact Ashley Conley, Archdiocesan Director of School Finance at (410) 547-5355 or aconley@archbalt.org for more information on tuition assistance. Applications for tuition assistance through the Archdiocese of Baltimore for the 2017/2018 school year may be submitted beginning on 11/1/17 by clicking this link for Saint Margaret School’s page https://online.factsmgt.com/si...

Parish Tuition Assistance

Information about applications for parish tuition assistance for Saint Margaret School families is now on the parish website, www.stmargaret.org. Click on About Us, then School, then the link “Tuition Assistance Policies 2018-2019”.

Open: November 15, 2017

Close: January 5, 2018

2016 tax information

Who is eligible to apply?

Parents of enrolled Saint Margaret School students or parents of new students who have applied and been accepted may apply for a tuition grant. Applicants must be registered parishioners who regularly attend church at Saint Margaret Parish and provide regular support at an appropriate level using offertory envelopes or electronic giving.

Active parishioner status is checked as part of the tuition assistance application process and several times during the year. Please refer to the Tuition Assistance Policies on the parish website for additional information.

How does a family apply?

All applications are submitted online at sss.nais.org by completing a Parents’ Financial Statement and providing all required documentation. Both the custodial and non-custodial parent should submit the Parent’s Financial Statement. There is an additional online form for those who own a business or farm.

Questions about the process may be directed to Mary Ann Hultquist, Parish Business Manager, at 410-838-6969 x 115.

Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance

The Archdiocese provides tuition assistance from the Archdiocese of Baltimore School Fund using needs-based analysis. Application may be made online at online.factsmgt.com. More information is available from the Archdiocesan Department of Catholic Schools, 410-547-5515 or 410-547-5587.

Several neighboring parishes also offer tuition grants to school families who are parishioners of those churches. Check with your local parish regarding their policies.

Please contact the Admissions Director (cpleiss@smsch.org) for information on other sources of financial aid that may be available. 

BOOST (Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today)

The Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) Program provides scholarships for students who are eligible for the free or reduced–price lunch program to attend eligible nonpublic schools.
The BOOST program was established in March 2016 by the Maryland General Assembly. Please check for the application deadline each year.

The Knott Scholarships for Grades 4 & 8

The Knott Scholarship Funds award four-year, full-tuition scholarships to attend a Catholic parish elementary school, Catholic high school, Catholic college in Baltimore City, or in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, or Howard counties.  These scholarships are awarded to Catholic students who excel in academics.  To apply, the student MUST meet ALL of the criteria listed on the website. For more information or to request an application, visit knottscholar.org or contact:
Knott Scholarship Funds
5850 Waterloo Road
Suite 140Columbia, MD 21045
Phone: 443-325-7884


The Theresa F. Truschel Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Established in 2007 to provide scholarships to students attending Catholic schools at all levels, as well as to provide grants to Catholic institutions and organizations helping those in need who require temporary financial assistance to support themselves and their families. Applications for 2017-2018 will be available April 1, 2017 and must be post-marked by April 30, 2017. Awards will be made in June 2017. For more information, visit theresaftruschel.googlepages.com or write:
The Theresa F. Truschel Charitable Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 19142
Baltimore, MD 21284
Phone: 410.494.4463/Fax: 410.494.4492