Reaching Her Full Potential
- The most financial aid per student than any other Omaha-area high school
- $1.99 million in tuition assistance in 2022-2023
- Tuition assistance to 82% of families
- More than $68,900 annually in placement exam scholarships for incoming freshmen
Negotiated Tuition FAQ's
Mercy's Negotiated Tuition is a morally just, confidential, individual covenant between Mercy and each family, respecting each family's needs and income, and providing equal access. This program has been a successful part of Mercy since 1990.
The family of every new student has a confidential conference with the President of Mercy High School. To prepare for this conference, each family must submit the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment, and enter into a realistic conversation to establish a tuition plan. These conferences occur during March and April after the student registers for classes at Mercy.
For the current school year, Mercy's Negotiated Tution is nearly $2 million, assisting 82% of our families. It is the most individualized program in the area. Mercy provides more financial assistance, per student, than any other high school in the Omaha area.
The President of Mercy High School is willingly available to revisit your tuition plan. This can be done by making an appointment with her.
Tuition may be paid in full, semesterly, quarterly, or spread over 10 or 12 months. If the monthly option is chosen, FACTS Management System will automatically withdraw from your account.
There are numerous academic scholarships available. These scholarships are based solely on the results of the Scholarship & Placement Exam taken in January at Mercy. Each school year, nearly $69,000 may be awarded to students.
Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are welcome to apply to the work study program. They are assigned light housekeeping, secretarial jobs or special projects. The students complete their work study on a daily basis either before or after school, or during their study hall.
Yes. Many local parishes, schools and Catholic organizations offer scholarships. Please contact them for more information.
Yes, there are registration and activities fees for each student. Books and uniforms must also be purchased. Students also must own a generation 10 iPad or higher (minimum 64 GB).
Yes. Each parent participates in several Mercy fundraising activities a year. Everyone volunteers for FIESTA (our annual auction dinner) and is asked to assist with at least one other activity. Parent’s time and talent are valued and appreciated contributions to Mercy High School.
FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment
To help provide convenience and clarity to our tuition customization process, FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment will be conducting our financial need analysis for the upcoming school year. This is the same online assessment used by all Omaha-area Catholic high schools and by many elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Omaha.
President of Mercy High School, Mrs. Mary Gibb provides the following letter with tips for completing the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment.
Families applying for financial aid will need to complete an online application and submit the necessary supporting documentation to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment. Applicants will apply online for a nominal fee of $40.
- Copies of your most recent Federal tax forms, including all supporting tax schedules
- Copies of your W-2 forms for both you and your spouse
- Copies of supporting documentation for Social Security Income, Welfare, Child Support, Food Stamps, Workers’ Compensation, and TANF
All supporting documentation can be uploaded in PDF format online. Documentation may also be faxed to 866.315.9264. If you need additional assistance with the application process, you may speak with a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 866.441.4637.
Your FACTS assessment will also be used to determine your family’s eligibility for Archdiocese High School Tuition Assistance, so only one application is necessary. To qualify for Mercy High School and Archdiocesan assistance, your application and documentation must be submitted to FACTS. Any questions can be directed to Mercy High School Business Office at email@example.com.