Tuition Assistance & Scholarships

Tuition Assistance Explained

At Santa Margarita Catholic High School, it is our desire that every student have the opportunity to receive a well-rounded Catholic education. With the rising cost of education, we are committed to helping families provide a Santa Margarita education for their student(s).

Santa Margarita Catholic High School offers awards in the form of tuition assistance and scholarships – these are awards that do not have to be repaid. Tuition assistance awards are based on financial need. Additionally, privately-funded scholarships are awarded to students based on need, academic excellence, leadership, service, talent and other criteria. Tuition assistance combined with privately funded scholarships can provide up to 50 percent of the cost of tuition at SMCHS. Please see below for specific application criteria and information. Student loans are offered through Your Tuition Solution.



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UP TO 50%
of tuition at SMCHS can be provided by tuition assistance combined with privately funded and/or merit scholarships

1 IN 3
students receive tuition assistance

average amount awarded



Applying for Tuition Assistance

Educational Financing Made Easy – Student Loans

With Your Tuition Solution, paying for your child’s education is easier than ever. Your Tuition Solution’s convenient payment plans give you a wide range of options such as:

  • Financing from $2,000 to $50,000
  • Payment terms from 24 to 84 months
  • No application fees or initial payment (applicants see all their payment options with no credit impact until they select a plan and move forward). The online application is quick and simple.

To learn more about Your Tuition Solution’s flexible plans, compare payment options or apply online, visit yourtuitionsolution.com today. Download the brochure.

Applying for Scholarships

Scholarship applications for the 2022-2023 school year are now open and due to the Advancement office by January 7th.

Students may apply for a maximum of two scholarships. Students may be awarded one scholarship only.  For additional scholarship questions, please contact Mary McGeeney at 949-766-6080 or mcgeeneym@smhs.org.

Many of the scholarships require a FACTS application. If parents have already completed a FACTS application for tuition assistance for the upcoming school year, please do not complete a second FACTS application.

Pro Tips

  • Print in ink if writing your answers by hand - No applications in pencil please
  • Double check applications for misspellings and correct use of grammar. Remember these are academic scholarships and should reflect your best work.
  • Single sided applications only. Do not turn in double sided applications.
  • Applications sent electronically must be scanned as a PDF.
  • It is recommended that students take time and diligence when completing their applications. Their responses should reflect the history and criteria of what the scholarship represents. Many of the applications are forwarded to donors and committees for review.
  • Expand on your answers by giving concrete examples.


  • Thank you notes should be written in ink on a greeting card or stationary.
  • Please proofread your thank you note.

Available Scholarships

Through the generosity of our donors, Santa Margarita Eagle Foundation is proud to offer the following scholarships:

Class of 2026 Academic Scholarships

Class of 2024, 2025 & 2026

Class of 2023, 2024, 2025 & 2026

Class of 2023, 2024 & 2025

Class of 2023 & 2024

Class of 2023

Class of 2022