Financial Aid and FAIR FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions - Financial Aid and FAIR

Q. Are there income limits as to who can receive financial aid?

There are income limits for receiving assistance. However, each family’s unique financial situation is considered when assessing need.

Q. Who decides how much financial aid a family receives?

The Financial Aid Committee reviews the recommendations and information provided by FAIR to determine the amount each qualified student will receive. MUHS cannot guarantee aid to all applicants. Awards are based on overall financial need (as indicated using federal tax forms) and timeliness of application.

Q. When will I be notified if my student has been awarded assistance?

Financial aid awards will be distributed the second week of January.

Q. Why am I applying to a third-party (FAIR)?

MUHS has contracted with FAIR to process the financial aid applications and provide an objective evaluation of each family’s financial need. FAIR is a nationally recognized leader in financial need evaluation services for Catholic and private schools.

Q. How do I fill out the application if I am a divorced, separated or single parent?

If the dependents you list in Part II of the application will live primarily with you then you should complete the application form based on your income and household expenses.

If you have remarried you will need to complete the application and include information about the stepparent’s income, expenses, assets, and debt.

Q. Who should I list in Part II Dependents?

You should include all dependents currently living with you or for whom you are providing support. This includes older children attending college or any other relatives who are currently living with you that you are providing support to.

Q. I do not have my 2016 Federal Income Tax return available because I have filed for an extension. Will my application still be accepted?

FAIR asks that each family applying for assistance provide their 2016 Federal Income Tax return unless you have filed for an extension. If you have filed for an extension we will need you to provide us with a copy of the extension request, a copy of your 2015 Federal Income Tax return, and copies of your 2015 W-2’s.

Q. Is my personal financial information shared with any organizations other than FAIR?

All information is held strictly confidential and is not shared or disseminated in any way with any other organizations except for MUHS.

Q. How do I apply?

The application is online. You will need the following to apply for financial aid:

  • The MUHS School Code (238)
  • The MUHS School Password (muhs238)
  • A valid email address
  • A credit card (Visa or Mastercard) to complete payment processing (non-refundable fee)
  • A complete copy of your Federal Income Tax Return with all schedules and W-2's from the previous year

To begin the online application process parents should go to and click on the Online Application. You can then create a user account using your email address and a password that you select. Once you have created a user account and signed in you will be able to complete the FAIR application on-line.

Q. Tuition Payment Plan

For families that are interested, Marquette High offers a tuition payment plan through Smart Tuition. This plan is designed to hold down tuition costs and ease the financial burden on families. The plan allows parents to determine the amount of tuition they will pre-pay prior to the beginning of the school year. The balance of the tuition, including a small fee, is then payable in 2, 4, or 10 equal installments from August to May. Information will be sent to all families in the spring.

Q. How will I know if FAIR has received my application?

When you submit your application online at you will receive a confirmation page and a separate email confirming FAIR has received your application.

Q. Other Options

Through the Milwaukee Parental School Choice Program (MPSCP), funds are available to those families who meet certain criteria. For more information about admissions and financial aid at MUHS, please contact Mr. Sean O'Brien, Director of Admissions, at (414) 933-7220 or email at .

To Apply For Financial Aid

Important Dates

Incoming Students - Class of 2023
The Financial Aid application deadline is Nov. 1, 2018.

Financial Aid awards distributed by mid-January 2019, after Admissions decision letters are mailed to the students.

Current Students
The Financial Aid application deadline is March 18, 2019.

Financial Aid award letters will be mailed home by the end of April 2019.