Tuition & Tuition Assistance

Base Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fee structure for Mercy Career & Technical High School (Mercy CTE) is similar to the Archdioceses of Philadelphia high schools. However, there is no additional fee for non-Catholic students or for our McAuley Program. The information below shows the cost for a freshman to attend Mercy CTE for the 2018 - 2019 school year. Our financial aid office works with each family to help them afford our tuition. We awarded 92% of Mercy CTE families over $1.25 million dollars in grants and scholarships this year alone.

Tuition $6975
Learning Materials Fee$180
Activity Fee$200
Fundraising Fee - 10 Week Club$300
Freshman Tech Fee$499
Freshman CTE Lab Fee$100

For more information about tuition or how to apply for financial aid, please call the Admissions Office at 215.226.1225 x 153.

Scholarships & Grants


Mercy CTE Grant

These grants are funded through our tuition assistance endowment fund and our Fund for Mercy Families program. Grants are awarded for one year only and re-application must be made on an annual basis. Incoming 9th grade students will receive grant applications once they have been accepted and are officially registered at Mercy CTE.

Josephine C. Connelly Achievement Award

These grants are funded through the Connelly Foundation. Grant amount is $2,245 per school year applied to each of the four years the student attends Mercy CTE. The application selection process is administered at the elementary level. Every parochial school, including consolidated parochial schools in the Philadelphia, North and Philadelphia, South Vicariates, is eligible to participate. Please contact the elementary principal and/or teacher early in the school year for information on the process.

Charles E. Ellis Grant

For female students who are eligible, a tremendous funding opportunity exists through the Charles E. Ellis Grant and Scholarship Fund. Eligible students can receive significant funding for all four years.

BLOCS/Mercy CTE EITC Grants

This is EITC money that has been donated through the BLOCS organization for families of Mercy CTE who qualify.

Connelly Foundation Scholarships for Sophomores and Juniors

Two sophomores are recommended by their academic and shop teachers each year for outstanding academic grades, conduct, and attendance. Each of these students receives a $5,000 scholarship for junior year, and if criteria are maintained, receives an additional $5,000 for senior year.

Family Income Guidelines

Ellis Grants or Mercy CTE Grants

Family Size Maximum (includes student) Income

  1. 21,978
  2. $30,044
  3. $37,777
  4. $45,510
  5. $52,243
  6. $60,976
  7. $68,709

*$7,733 for each additional person

BLOCS or Mercy CTE EITC Grants

Family Size Maximum (includes student) Income

  1. $90,000
  2. $93,645
  3. $109,253
  4. $124,861
  5. $140,469

*$15,608 for each additional person

The family income guidelines above are based upon those used as the Aid to Families with Dependent Children low-income guidelines. The family income guidelines above are based upon those developed by the BLOCS Office.