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Tuition Assistance

At Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School, tuition assistance is available from three sources: 1) the NC Opportunity Scholarship; 2) Our Lady of Mercy Tuition Assistance Program; and 3) through the ESA+ Program.

The Opportunity Scholarship Program provides tuition assistance of up to $6,168 per year for per student per year for families who qualify. This program is income-based.  To be considered for the 2023-24 school year apply in February. Click Opportunity Scholarship Program for more information.


Our Lady of Mercy Tuition Assistance Program in a limited tuition assistance for eligible families  To determine who is eligible, OLM School uses an outside online source called FACTS, which ranks families according to financial need. Once we receive the rankings from FACTS, we do our best to match needs with the tuition assistance funds we have available. To begin the application process, please click here.  FACTS processes the applications to ensure total confidentiality and objectivity. Please note: all applications must be completed and submitted by no later than March 15, 2023. Tuition assistance offers are usually mailed by the last week of May.

ESA+ Program was created by the North Carolina General Assembly to help parents pay qualified expenses for children with disabilities who attend school in an eligible nonpublic setting for which tuition is required. Qualified applicants can receive up to $9,000 per child. The application portal opens on May 1st for the next school year. For more information, please click here: K12 ESA+ 

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