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Sacred Heart funds 95% of qualifying families’ demonstrated need. Tuition Assistance scenarios are based on the 2019-20 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

This family has three children. Both parents work out side of the home. Two children attend Sacred Heart and their youngest child is in daycare. Family income is $110,000.  This family has modest savings and carries student loan debt. 

Tuition and Activity Fee for two children: $44,960
Total Tuition Assistance Awarded: $42,712


Expected family contribution: $2,248

 

 

FAMILY 2

Applicants for 2nd and 6th grade live with their parents and older sibling, who attends a tuition-charging high school. Family income is $240,000. Both parents are currently employed and are rebuilding from a significant financial setback. This family does not own a home and has no other assets and has significant liabilities.

Tuition and Activity Fee for two children: $44,960
Total Tuition Assistance Awarded: $33,960


Expected family contribution: $11,000

 

FAMILY 3

An applicant for 5th grade lives with her mother and her baby sister. Their family income is $155,000. They have modest savings and debt. They do not own their home and have no other assets.  

Tuition and Activity Fee: $22,480
Total Tuition Assistance Awarded: $11,480


Expected family contribution: $11,000

 

 

FAMILY 4

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: $44,960
Total Tuition Assistance Awarded: $0


Expected family contribution: $44,960

 

*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.