Accessible Christian Education
Our goal is to make a Westminster education accessible for as many Christian families as possible.
Westminster’s financial aid program is intended to help close the gap between the amount a family can afford and the cost of a Westminster education. We expect every family to contribute to their student’s tuition.
We take many factors into consideration when determining a family’s ability to pay tuition, including income, assets, general living, and medical expenses, financial obligations, and the number of dependents. Each case is evaluated individually. Therefore, families in the same income range may have different overall financial circumstances and consequently receive different amounts of aid.
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- How to Apply for Financial Aid
Westminster uses Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) to process financial aid applications along with a review of tax and income information in order to determine financial aid awards.
To apply, first, review the instructions located on the left side of the FAST login page. View the User Guide for a complete list of the information you will be required to submit. Download Federal Form 4506T and upload your completed copy to FAST. When completed, upload copies of your 2018 W-2s and tax information to FAST. Refer to Quick Processing link on the FAST menu listing for directions and assistance on uploading your tax information.
It is the opinion of the school that, regardless of the marital status of an applicant’s parents, both of the child’s natural parents share the responsibility for educating their child. Thus, wherever possible, both must comply with the filing requirements as stated above. In the case that the custodial parent has remarried, the financial situation of the stepparent will also be taken into account.
Financial aid is awarded on current assessed need. You will need to reapply every year. If your financial situation changes, your aid award may change.
Westminster Christian Academy, a private educational institution, admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Westminster does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national or ethnic origin in the administration of its education programs, admissions policies, financial aid programs, athletics, cocurricular activities, or other school-administered programs.
If you have questions regarding the financial aid process, please contact the admissions office by email or call us at 314.997.2900.
- Books and Other Expenses
Although the school provides many textbooks, some texts (such as workbooks and lab manuals) must be purchased. The average annual cost for these additional texts is $100–200.
Other fees can include but are not limited to, school uniform, school supplies, iPad, trips, retreats, equipment, and athletic uniforms. These costs may range from $50–750 depending on a student’s grade or involvement.
- Special Services Fees
Fees are assessed according to the scope and nature of the services provided. Students receiving Learning Center services qualify for either full-time or consultative services. All new students begin with full-time service, which includes at least one pullout class.
- Full-time consultative service – $2,500
- Part-time consultative service – $1,250
- Pullout class – $2,500/class
- Extended Learning Center – $12,650
- Gifted Program – $1,250
- Tuition Payment Plans
Single Payment: One payment due on June 1, 2019
Two Payments: Two equal payments due on June 1, 2019, and November 1, 2019
Ten Payments: Ten equal payments due on the first day of each month beginning June 1, 2019
The first payment will be due on June 1, 2019. Your student may not begin classes until the June, July, and August monthly payments are received. A $25 late fee will be assessed if the full monthly payment is not received during the month that payment is due.
- Early Withdrawal Policy
If a student withdraws after June 1, 2019, but before the first day of school, the family is responsible for paying the full tuition for the first quarter. If a student leaves for any reason after classes have begun, the family is responsible for paying the full tuition for that quarter.
- Late Tuition Payments
Final grades, transcripts, and diplomas will not be released until all financial obligations are paid in full. On June 1, 2019, a five percent late fee will be assessed on any outstanding balance. A one percent late fee will be assessed on the first of each month thereafter.
Westminster does not offer any academic, fine art, or athletic scholarships.