Financial Aid: TADS (Tuition Aid Data Services)
Westminster uses the services of TADS (Tuition Aid Data Services) to process financial information submitted by the parent to determine eligibility for assistance for both current and prospective families.
All financial assistance awards must be applied for annually.
Financial Aid Important Dates
Document Submission Deadline
Upon completion of Admission Process*
*If all admission and financial documentation has been completed according to the schedule, and if accepted, families will receive an enrollment offer with a financial assistance award.
First, please refer to the Tuition and Fee Schedule listed on the web site for all specific charges and fees. While Westminster attempts to meet the demonstrated financial needs of our families, the financial assistance we may be able to contribute will range between 10-40% of tuition costs. For example, the cost of tuition for a high school student is approximately $25,000 per year. If an individual chooses to pay monthly without the benefit of financial aid, the amount would be approximately $2000 per month paid over an eleven month period. For example, receiving the maximum of 40% in financial assistance, would result in 11 monthly payments of approximately $1200 for a high school student.
Financial aid at Westminster is need-based. TADS will conduct an analysis of income versus expenses for each family that applies. TADS will provide Westminster with an estimate of how much the family can afford to spend toward their child’s education. Financial aid awards at Westminster Christian School will never cover 100% of tuition.
Financial information is required for both biological parents. The existence of a legal determination excusing one parent from financial contributions towards a child’s education will not be considered. We believe that it is the obligation of both parents to contribute to a child’s educational expenses. If either parent is remarried, we will consider the income/assets of the step-parent.
Financial aid awards will be sent in March for current families. All new families will be notified when financial documentation has been submitted to TADS and the student has completed the admission process.
Parents sign an award agreement where they accept the award and understand that financial aid awards may be jeopardized in the event of poor scholastic performance, disciplinary problems, breach of confidentiality or failure to meet financial obligations.