Financial aid is available based on the demonstrated financial need of the family. All financial aid applications are strictly confidential. Aid is not available for Preschool, Extended Day services, GRASP, Warrior Week, Meal Plan, technology fees or other special programs. Please note that Financial Assistance is not available to families applying under the Early Admission program.
Westminster uses the services of SmartAid, a program of Blackbaud, to process financial information and determine eligibility for assistance. Financial Aid may be applied for online by SmartAid. For financial aid consideration, new families must be accepted and enrolled. AFTER you have been enrolled by Westminster Christian School, Aid is awarded based on demonstrated need and the availability of funds, and must be re-applied for annually. Scholarships are not awarded at Westminster Christian School.
Financial aid is not awarded to foreign citizens who do not file US taxes.
Application for Financial Aid 2018-2019
Financial aid for the 2018-2019 school year may be applied for after November 12, 2017.
The following supporting documents must be uploaded directly to SmartAid by February 1, 2018.
2016 Tax Returns – Submitted with application.
2017 Tax Return – Must be submitted by March 1, 2018. ( This will require you to file early)
If either parent or guardian is self-employed, a copy of 2016 and 2017 complete tax return
IRS Form 4506T-EZ (allows Westminster to request a tax return transcript from the IRS)
Financial aid is granted for one school year only. A new application must be submitted annually, and should be submitted before February 1st each year. To apply, click here.
If you have further questions regarding our financial aid process, please contact Ursula Arner in the financial aid office at 305-233-2030 ext. 1399. For assistance completing your application online, contact SmartAid at 800-360-8027. All required supporting documents must be uploaded directly to SmartAid. Click here for further instructions on how to apply for financial aid.
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 $20,000 per year. If an individual chooses to pay monthly, the amount would be approximately $1700 per month paid over an eleven month period. Receiving the maximum Westminster may be able to offer of 40%, would result in monthly payments for a high school student of approximately $1100.
Financial aid at Westminster is need-based. SmartAid will conduct an analysis of income versus expenses for each family that applies. Smart Aid will provide Westminster with an estimate on 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.
Tuition only, up to the amount awarded, is covered under financial aid. Meals, Warrior Week, Technology Fees, Athletic Fees, uniforms or any other fees not part of tuition are not covered by financial aid.
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.
Yes. Financial aid awards are evaluated every year. Families must re-apply through SmartAid and submit their tax returns yearly to determine if the family's financial situation has not changed from the previous year.
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.