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Tuition

Why Marian? 

A Marian education is an investment that lasts a lifetime. Outstanding academics, rich spirituality, and ongoing opportunities to develop confidence and leadership skills will guide you from eager freshman to independent, college-bound graduate.  You’ll meet girls from all over Omaha, expand your circle of friends, and develop an enduring sisterhood with your class.

By the Numbers

All-Girls Advantage

This supportive environment nurtures achievement, confidence and leadership.

Optimal Size

Our 12:1 student-to-teacher ratio is big enough for diverse opportunities and small enough for individual attention.

47 Zip Codes

Our students come from across the metro to attend Marian.

100%

100% graduate and 100% continue their education.

Return on Investment

86% of the class of 2023 earned merit-based scholarships averaging $42,420 

Blue Ribbon School

Three-time recipient of the Department of Education Blue Ribbon School Award.

Class A Athletics

11 Class A sports & 26 teams

Clubs & Activities

More than 50 cocurricluar opportunities.

Tuition 2024-2025

  • Freshmen: $13,935
  • Sophomores: $14,035
  • Juniors: $14,135
  • Seniors: $14,235

Registration Fee: $350
Technology Fee: $350
Graduation Fee for Seniors: $225

Payment Plans

Marian offers parents the following tuition payment plans: annual, semi-annual, quarterly, and monthly. Automatic Bank Debit is required for the monthly payment plan. Please email Shari Reynolds or call 402.571.2618 ext. 1135 if you have questions about tuition or special payment plans.

pay Student registration fee 2024/2025 here

Tuition Assistance 2024-2025


How can we afford Marian?

We recognize that a Marian education is a significant investment and do not want tuition to be a barrier for any student. We believe that socio-economic diversity enriches our community and is critical to our mission. There is something special at Marian and we want you to be a part of it.

In 1955, when the Servants of Mary opened Marian High School, they made the promise that no girl would be turned away for financial reasons. Today, we remain committed to that promise. Marian works with each family to review all demonstrated need to ensure that finances does not prevent a girl from attending Marian.

Supporting Students

graphic breaking down tuition assistance contributions from Marian
Shari Reynolds

Shari Reynolds

Director of Tuition Assistance


A message from the Director of Tuition Assistance

Reaching out for tuition assistance is personal, and we understand the stress families undergo in today’s economic climate. That is why we treat each application with the utmost respect, dignity and confidentiality. We hope to alleviate any anxiety you might have about the cost of attending Marian by providing a preview to the assistance you may be eligible to receive.

For more information or to set up an appointment, please contact Shari Reynolds, Director of Tuition Assistance.

 

Families who may have thought they would not qualify are in fact receiving assistance.

Work-Study Program

Marian’s work-study program is available to students who qualify for tuition assistance with preference given to freshmen and sophomores. The tuition assistance application must be filled out and approved before a student is accepted into the work-study program. 

Students earn approximately $600 per semester for their work-study duties. Student assignments before and after school, consist of general cleaning and vacuuming. In-school assignments are performed during study hall blocks. These jobs consist of secretarial work and some light cleaning. The in-school assignments are very limited and will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis. If the in-school assignments are filled, you will be assigned a 30-minute before or after school position. Freshmen are not eligible to participate in the in-school work-study program during study hall the first semester. They may apply for the in-school position during study hall second semester.

Click here to complete the electronic Work-Study Program Application for the 2024-2025 school year.



Scholarships

Marian has more than 200 scholarships that are available to students who apply for tuition assistance. In addition, the following scholarships are also available.

Presidential Scholarships

Four, four-year scholarships are awarded to the eighth graders with the top scores on the Marian placement exam. Value: $1,000 for four years. Renewable. The placement exam must be taken at Marian to be eligible for a Presidential Scholarship.

Servants of Mary Scholarships

One-year scholarships are awarded to the eighth graders with the top scores on the Marian placement exam. Value: $1,000 for one year. Nonrenewable. The placement exam must be taken at Marian to be eligible for a Servants of Mary Scholarship. Last year Marian awarded academic scholarships to 34 eighth graders based on their scores on the Marian placement exam.

Children's Scholarship Fund Scholarship

The Marian Children’s Scholarship Fund Scholarship was established to provide tuition assistance to a girl who, due to financial limitations, might not have considered attending Marian. Each year, Marian works with the Children’s Scholarship Fund of Omaha to make this scholarship opportunity available to the eighth-grade females graduating from the CSF Omaha program. Two, four-year, full tuition scholarships are available to incoming freshmen who will be selected through the CSF application process

Thelma Landstrom Scholarship

A strong believer in the value of Catholic education, the Thelma Landstrom Scholarship was established to open the doors of Marian to a girl who, due to financial limitations, might not have considered attending a private, college preparatory school. One, four-year, full tuition scholarship is available to an incoming freshman who will be selected through the Children's Scholarship Fund application process.


Questions?

We have compiled some frequently asked questions about tuition assistance and Marian.