Reaching Her Full Potential
- The most financial aid per student than any other Omaha-area high school
- $1.99 million in tuition assistance in 2020-2021
- Tuition assistance to 82% of families
- More than $68,900 annually in placement exam scholarships for incoming freshmen
Negotiated Tuition FAQ's
No. Mercy’s is the only plan in which the school President meets with each family to arrive at a tuition figure that is just for the family and the school. Mercy’s Negotiated Tuition is the most individualized program in the area.
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, plus provide copies of their most recent Income Tax Return and W-2s, 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.
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 over $60,000 may be awarded to students.
Yes. Over 75% of the juniors, sophomores and freshmen participate in 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. You will need to contact them. In January applications are available to you for the Omaha Archdiocese Education Fund (OAEF). You will need to complete and submit the OAEF application.
Yes, there are registration and activities fees for each student. Books and uniforms must also be purchased. Students also must own a generation 7 iPad or higher (minimum 16 GB).
Yes. Each parent participates in at least two 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, Sister Delores Hannon, RSM 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 $35.
- 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 no later than February 16. Any questions can be directed to Mercy High School President's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.