Tuition Assistance & Scholarships

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). One of every four students at Santa Margarita receives tuition assistance.

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.

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 

Applications Available December 3, 2020

Scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 school year will open December 3, 2020. We ask that students apply for a maximum of two scholarships.  All scholarships are due to the Advancement office no later than January 8, 2021.  For scholarship questions, please contact Senior Director of Advancement, Laurie Beach at 949-766-6080.

  • 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 committees and donors for review.
  • Students may be awarded one scholarship only.
  • Many of the scholarships require a FACTS application. If you have already completed a FACTS application for tuition assistance for the upcoming school year, you do not need to complete a second FACTS application.
  • We ask that students apply to a maximum of two scholarships.


  • Do print in ink if writing your application 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.


  • Thank you notes must be written in ink on a greeting card or stationary.
  • Don’t forget to proofread your thank you note.
  • If you do not have access to a greeting card or stationary for your thank you note, please see the Advancement office for a card.

Available Scholarships

Through the generous gifts of our donors, Santa Margarita is proud to offer the following SMCHS tuition scholarships and college scholarships:

Class of 2025 Academic Scholarships

Class of 2022, 2023, 2024 & 2025

Class of 2023, 2024 & 2025

Class of 2022, 2023 & 2024

Class of 2022 & 2023

Class of 2022

Class of 2021