Admission

Financial Aid

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 TADS (Tuition Aid Data Services) to process financial information and determine eligibility for assistance.  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.

Click on the following link to begin your application TADS Financial Aid Application.

Application for Financial Aid 2018-2019

Financial aid applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be available beginning November 1, 2018. 

The following information will be required:
  • Completed online application with TADS ($42.00 processing fee), including answers to all supplemental questions.
  • Copy of current tax returns with all supporting documents.
  • Copy of corporate tax returns with all supporting documents, where applicable.
  • IRS Form 4506T-EZ (allows Westminster to request a tax return transcript from the IRS).
All documents should be submitted to TADS via mail, fax or upload.

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.

You may contact TADS for assistance in completing your application or to check your application’s status at 1-800-477-8237.   If you have further questions regarding our financial aid process, please contact our Business Office at 305-233-2030.

Frequently Asked Questions about Financial Aid

List of 10 frequently asked questions.

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

    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. 
  • Q: Who is eligible to apply for Financial aid?

    Students entering K-12 are eligible to apply. 
  • Q: Will I qualify to receive Financial aid?

    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.
  • Q: What does Financial Aid Cover?

    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. 
  • Q: 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 step-parent.
  • Q: 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.
  • Q: Do I have to apply for Financial Aid every year?

    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.
  • Q: When do we receive Financial Aid Notifications?

    Financial Aid Awards will be mailed in March.
  • Q: 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. 
  • Q: 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.
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