Scholarships & Financial Aid

College Scholarships received by MCA Students
MCA Class of 2015 Scholarships Earned:
$4,788,846 
MCA Class of 2015 (47 Students) Scholarship Awards:
$3,782,358 Total Non-Athletic or Military Scholarships Offered
$1,006,488 Total Athletic and Military Scholarships Offered
$1,644,764 Total Scholarship Awards Accepted
MCA Class of 2014 (34 Students) Scholarship Awards:
$3,971,368 Total Non-Athletic or Military Scholarships Offered
$ 468,000 Total Athletic and Military Scholarships Offered
$1,109,379 Total Scholarship Awards Accepted
MCA Class of 2013 (40 students) Scholarship Awards:
$3,021,377 Total Non-Athletic or Military Scholarships Offered
$  852,000 Total Athletic and Military Scholarships Offered
$1,611,624  Total Scholarship Awards Accepted
Scholarships are available through the college/university the student will attend, departments/colleges within the school and from many other sources and may be based upon academic merit, leadership, athletics, need or other bases. Each scholarship application varies in its requirements and deadlines as well as in its potential awards. Use the scholarship search and scholarship match in Naviance as well as the links below to search for scholarships for which you may be eligible to apply. In addition to these sources, contact the Financial Aid Office at the college/university you’ve been accepted into and inquire about available scholarships. Scholarships are considered part of the financial aid package at the university even if they are not need based.

Scholarship Searches:
Cappex.com
FastWeb Scholarship Search
College Board Scholarship Search
State of Texas Scholarship Opportunities

Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

Financial Aid

The primary source of financial aid for college expenses is Federal Student Aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Please visit the links below for the federal financial aid application (FAFSA) and more information about this aid. Many colleges and universities require their incoming students to complete the FAFSA in order to award scholarships and offer appropriate discounts or loans. The FAFSA becomes available January 1st of each year and requires information from your federal tax return for the previous calendar year. You may begin the application using estimated tax return figures and then update the application once your tax return has been filed. Mark your calendars to complete the FAFSA in January and to submit the updated FAFSA by March 1 to the colleges the student is considering.
The State of Texas and each individual college/university also offer additional loans and aid opportunities. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at the college/university you’ve been accepted into to inquire about these opportunities. Please visit the College for All Texans website for a listing of State of Texas Grants and Scholarship programs available to students at Texas colleges and universities.