Financial Aid

Westminster is committed to providing the children of Christian families with an exceptional education. More than $2 million dollars is awarded each year to families with demonstrated financial need.

Financial Aid

Westminster partners with Clarity, a financial aid third-party processor, to determine eligibility for assistance for both current and prospective families. 

Clarity offers a streamlined and user-friendly financial aid application process that can take as little as thirty minutes to complete.

You will need to submit a Clarity application each year in order to qualify for financial aid. The Clarity application fee is $60 and covers all children in your household.
All financial assistance awards must be applied for annually. Financial assistance is not available for preschool, extended day services, GRASP, technology fees, or any other special programs. Financial Aid is not awarded to foreign citizens who do not file U.S. taxes or to families who are applying under the Early Notification program. 

Contact Information


If you need support during the process of completing your application, there is in-app support available through the “Help” button in the bottom left of the screen, as well as email and phone support at or 206-210-3752, in both English and Spanish. The application itself is also fully translated into Spanish. 

Financial Aid Important Dates

  Document Submission Deadline Notification
Applicants January 31 Upon completion of Admission Process*
Current Families February 1 March 15

*If all admission and financial documentation have been completed according to the schedule, and if accepted, families will receive an enrollment offer with a financial assistance award.

Frequently Asked Questions about Financial Aid

List of 11 frequently asked questions.

  • How can I know if I can afford an education at Westminster Christian School?

    First, please refer to the Tuition and Fee Schedule  for all specific charges and fees.  Westminster does its best to partner with families and provide some financial assistance to those who demonstrate financial need.
  • Does Westminster accept scholarships?

    Westminster's financial aid program is need-based and does not accept any merit, athletic or academic scholarships. 
  • Who is eligible to apply for financial aid?

    All families who have children entering Kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible to apply for financial assistance.
  • Will I qualify to receive financial aid?

    Financial aid at Westminster is need-based. Clarity will conduct an analysis of income versus expenses for each family that applies. Clarity will provide Westminster with an estimate of how much the family can afford to spend toward their child’s education.
  • What does financial aid cover?

    The cost of tuition, up to the amount awarded, is covered under financial aid. Technology fees, athletic fees, uniforms or any other fees not part of tuition are not covered by financial aid.
  • What if the parents are divorced or separated?

    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 stepparent.
  • Must both parents work to receive financial aid?

    Unless there are legitimate reasons why a spouse is not employed, such a decision is considered a lifestyle choice and will be a factor in determining financial need.
  • Do I have to apply for financial aid every year?

    Yes. Financial aid awards are evaluated every year. Families must re-apply each year. By submitting a Form 4506c to give Clarity permission to pull your prior year tax returns, you won't need to upload any of them yourself.
  • When do we receive financial aid notifications?

    Financial aid awards will be sent in March for current families. All new families will be notified when financial documentation has been submitted to Clarity and the student has completed the admission process. Financial aid will be notified if and when a student is accepted and offered enrollment.
  • Can my child lose the financial aid award?

    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.
  • My child was accepted into Westminster. Can I expect to receive financial aid?

    The admission and financial aid processes are independent from each other. Acceptance into the school does not guarantee financial aid.
Westminster Christian School, located in Palmetto Bay, Florida, is a private, college-preparatory school for children from preschool through twelfth grade.