Making McAuley Affordable

We know sending your daughter to McAuley is a sacrifice, and we hope to lessen that burden by offering financial aid and scholarships to our students. For the 2017-2018 school year alone, we awarded more than $300,000 to the Class of 2021, and dedicated more than $1.5 million to our entire student body through financial aid or scholarship.

Please note, the FAST application for financial aid was due on December 15, 2017.


Agatha O'Brien Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship highlights the ministry of Sister Agatha O'Brien, who in the face of extreme hardship, demonstrated leadership, courage, perseverance and service to those in need of education. The $2,000 renewable scholarship is awarded to the top 5% of entrance exam test takers.

Board of Trustees Scholarship
The board scholar will receive credit equal to one-half of the annual tuition charge. The scholarship is renewable provided the student maintains a 3.0 GPA and has an excellent disciplinary and attendance record. Students must complete the scholarship application and have filled out the FAST application to demonstrate financial need.

Board of Trustees Scholarship Application

Catherine McAuley Service Award
This $1,000 non-renewable scholarship is available for incoming first year students who have been recognized for their service and leadership skills. 

Catherine McAuley Service Award Application

Haerther Charitable Trust Scholarship
This renewable scholarship for one-half tuition is awarded to three incoming freshmen with strong co-curricular involvement in clubs, fine arts, athletics and/or community service.

Students must have filled out the FAST application to demonstrate financial need.

Haerther Charitable Trust Scholarship Application

Hometown Heroes Scholarship
Daughters of members of local police and fire departments are eligible to apply for this $750 non-renewable scholarship. 

Hometown Heroes Scholarship Application

Lombard Family Scholarship
Established by Mr. George Lombard and family to support students at Mother McAuley, this scholarship provides four incoming freshmen with awards based upon their excellent academic records and strong potential to be successful students at Mother McAuley.  The scholarship award is $1,000 and is renewable provided students remains in good standing.

Mary Kean Coffey Pay it Forward Scholarship
This scholarship recognizes a student who is a leader who participates fully in the concept of "paying it forward" by using their gifts and talents to support other students and their community. The recipients will receive credit equal to one-half of the annual tuition charge. This scholarship is renewable providing the student remains in good standing. Four scholarships will be awarded.

Mary Kean Coffey Scholarship Application

Sister Ellen Marie Ryan, RSM Music Scholarship
A $500 non-renewable scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman student with elementary school music experience who desires to continue her music education at McAuley. 

Sister Ellen Marie Ryan Music Scholarship Application

Tradition of Excellence
Incoming freshman students who are daughters, granddaughters and/or nieces of Mother McAuley High School or St. Xavier Academy alumnae are invited to apply for this $1,000 non-renewable scholarship.

Tradition of Excellence Scholarship Application

Legacy Discount

McAuley offers a $500 legacy discount for any incoming freshman whose mother graduated from McAuley. This information is captured in the online Data Sheet. 

Financial Aid (FAST) Application

We encourage ALL families to complete the FAST financial aid application. 81% of the applicants who completed the FAST application for the 2016-2017 school year received a financial aid award. The submission of a FAST financial aid application also qualifies your daughter to apply for many of the scholarship opportunities that we offer to currently enrolled students at McAuley. 

Family Discount

A $500 tuition discount is given to the second and subsequent daughters attending McAuley at the same time.

If a brother attends Brother Rice High School, a tuition credit of $250 will be provided by each school every year that both students are enrolled. 

Work Study Opportunity
Supplemental Grant: $500 per year
Other Financial Assistance Organizations

These organizations offer financial assistance scholarship programs:

Daniel Murphy Scholarship Foundation

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Highsight Scholars

HFS Chicago Scholars