Tuition and Financial Aid

A Mount Carmel Academy education is for life.Our students develop into young women of confidence and compassion, are well-prepared for the academic rigors of higher education, and deepen their faith in God and their devotion to serving others. An MCA education is a rewarding investment in your daughter and her future.


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“The best investment in my daughter's life! MCA prepares their girls to go out and conquer the world in all aspects of life. They enter as uncertain young girls, and leave as confident young women with strong moral values.” – Renee G., Parent of Alumna


Tuition for 2019-20 $9,400
One-time Enrollment Fee for New Students $800

FACTS Tuition Information

FACTS provides flexible payment plan options to families.

Set up your FACTS agreement

Learn more about FACTS and view frequently asked questions.

Academic Scholarships

Academic scholarships are awarded each year to students entering the eighth and ninth grades. Scholarships are renewable each year provided students maintain an A/B average.


  • Outstanding academic records
  • Active participation in extracurricular activities
  • Involvement in service to family, school, church, and community
  • 90th percentile standardized test scores
  • Complete essays on scholarship application form

Renewal Requirements

  • Remain a student in good standing
  • Maintain superior, competitive test scores
  • Maintain a 3.5 grade point average
  • Maintain active involvement in school, church and community activities
  • Maintain an acceptable attendance record
Scholarship Recipients for 2018-2019

Scholarship Recipients for 2019-2020

Financial Assistance - PATHS

Financial Assistance is available for families unable to pay the full tuition and fees through the PATHS Program.

What is PATHS?

PATHS (Parents and Teachers Helping Students) is Mount Carmel's work-study program. Participating students and their parents help around campus or at events, both on- and off-campus. The amount of granted aid is worked at a per-hour rate that varies depending on the task. Parents will be billed quarterly for hours not worked for each quarter.

How to Apply

Applications for the 2019-20 school year are due April 16, 2019. Applications are submitted through the FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment website. Upon receiving a completed application for financial assistance, the Financial Assistance Committee will review the application and determine the amount of assistance the school will be able to offer.

Required Documentation

If you need help, or have questions, please contact Mrs. Pamela Holahan, 504.288.7626 ext. 2340 or


More Info

There is a mandatory brief weekly meeting on Monday afternoon after school during which the students receive a schedule of possible opportunities for which they can sign up and submit forms for work completed.

Parents and students in the PATHS program must attend a meeting at the beginning of the school year and if necessary another meeting in January for the next semester.

PATHS job assignments vary depending on need, but may include tasks such as

  • Setting up or assisting as needed at events
  • Helping at school fundraisers
  • Working at alumnae events
  • Assisting in the cafeteria
  • Assisting with clerical work