The Marian Fund
When Marian was founded in 1955, the Servants of Mary wanted a Marian education to be available to any girl who desired it. Keeping tuition affordable has been central to the school’s mission for more than 60 years. When you give to the Marian Fund, you help fund scholarships and financial aid, and enhance student life.
Tuition at Marian High School only covers about 83 percent of the true cost of a Marian education. The remainder is provided by financial aid and scholarships, allowing bright young women to enroll at Marian, who otherwise might not have been able to attend. Your gift to the Marian Fund helps to bridge the gap between the cost of tuition and the cost of a Marian education. With your gift you help keep Marian affordable and accessible to students from all paths of life.
At Marian, every girl benefits from a $2,000 scholarship to offset the actual cost per student. Nearly 50 percent of students receive additional support, totaling nearly $1.3 million annually. Through the years, as the cost of education has escalated, the need for additional support to keep tuition affordable has become critical.
Nearly 50 percent of Marian students receive some form of financial aid or scholarships above their tuition discount. Maintaining this level of support depends heavily on annual gifts to the Marian Fund. Affordable tuition attracts a more diverse student body and allows Marian to remain competitive with other schools.
Every Dollar Counts
Most gifts to the Marian Fund are less than $250, and together they add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars to sustain Marian. Gifts to the Marian Fund provide unrestricted support for the tuition discount, financial assistance, teacher salaries and benefits, professional development, and program and classroom materials to keep pace with educational advances. A strong Marian Fund builds a strong Marian. Through a robust annual fund, we preserve the Servite legacy, strengthen it and pass it on to future students.
Questions & Answers About The Marian Fund
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I would like to make a gift but can’t pay all at once. Can I pay in installments?
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