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Sacred Heart funds 95% of qualifying families’ demonstrated need. Tuition Assistance scenarios are based on the 2018-19 tuition and activity fee. Incidental fees are outlined on our Tuition page. Additional Tuition Assistance is offered for many of these fees, including all school trips and specialized after-school classes.

Tuition Assistance Scenarios

The following examples illustrate the variety of families who apply for Tuition Assistance at Sacred Heart.

FAMILY 1

Applicants for 4th and 6th grade live with their parents. Their maternal grandfather lives with them and is a dependent. Family income is $78,000. The family owns a home and has $30,000 in total savings.

Tuition and Activity Fee: $43,248
Total Tuition Assistance Awarded: $41,086


Expected family contribution: $2,162


FAMILY 2

An applicant for 5th grade lives with her single parent. The family income is $36,000. The family does not own their home and currently has no savings.

Tuition and Activity Fee: $21,624
Total Tuition Assistance Awarded: $20,543


Expected family contribution: $1,081


FAMILY 3

An applicant for 7th grade lives with his parents and two siblings ages one and four. His four year old sibling attends preschool. Both parents are employed, but one parent works part-time to be home with their youngest child on some days. Their annual income is $120,000. They have retirement savings of $30,000 and student loan debt of $75,000. They own their home and have no other assets.

Tuition and Activity Fee: $21,624
Total Tuition Assistance Awarded: $19,124


Expected family contribution: $2,500


FAMILY 4

Applicants for 3rd, 5th and 7th grade live with their parents. Family income is $225,000. Both parents are currently employed and are rebuilding from a financial setback. This family does not own a home and has no other assets.

Tuition and Activity Fee: $64,872
Total Tuition Assistance Awarded: $37,032


Expected family contribution: $27,840


FAMILY 5

An applicant for 6th grade lives with his parents and high school age sister who attends a tuition charging high school. Both parents are employed, but one parent works part-time and is self-employed. Their annual income is $110,000. While they have retirement assets of $450,000, the value of their home has not kept pace with the amount they owe on the mortgage. They have no other assets.

Tuition and Activity Fee: $21,624
Total Tuition Assistance Awarded: $17,624


Expected family contribution: $4,000


FAMILY 6

Applicants for 4th, 6th and 8th grade live with their parents and high school-age sister, who attends a tuition-charging high school. Family income is $257,000. The family owns their home and has been able to invest more than $500,000 into their retirement savings over time.

Tuition and Activity Fee: $64,872
Total Tuition Assistance Awarded: $27,678


Expected family contribution: $37,194


FAMILY 7

Applicants for 1st and 3rd grade live with their parents. One parent works full-time outside the home and the 2nd parent is a homemaker. Family income is $150,000. This family owns their home and has $235,000 in retirement savings. They have no other assets.

Tuition and Activity Fee: $43,248
Total Tuition Assistance Awarded: $24,248


Expected family contribution: $19,000

FAMILY 8

Applicants for senior kindergarten and 2nd grade live with their parents and older sister, who is in a tuition-charging high school. The family income is $500,000. The family owns a home and has assets including savings and investments totaling close to $600,000.

Tuition and Activity Fee: $43,248
Total Tuition Assistance Awarded: $0


Expected family contribution: $43,248


*Unusual expense can include, but are not limited to: uninsured natural disaster, legal fees, nursing home/assisted living care, special costs for a child with a physical, developmental, or other diagnosed challenges.