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Tuition and Fees

It is our goal to keep tuition at a level that makes a Westminster education accessible for as many Christian families in the St. Louis region as possible, so that more young people can be prepared to engage the world and change it for Jesus Christ.

Tuition dollars are not used to provide for facilities improvements or major program additions. Our community of support and generous giving keeps us moving forward as tuition funds the daily learning experiences for every student.

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Tuition for the 2017-18 Academic Year

Grades 7-12: 
$16,700

Registration Deposit

$500 per new student / 

$250 per returning student

Yearly Fees 

Student activity fee (all students): $100

Graduation fee (seniors only): $100

 

Books and Other Expenses

Although the school provides many textbooks, some texts (such as workbooks and lab manuals) must be purchased. Average annual cost is approximately $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 level of involvement.

 

Special Services for Students with Diagnosed Learning Needs

Fees will be 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 in the program.

  • Full-time consultative service fee – $2,400
  • Part-time consultative service fee – $1,200
  • Pull out class fee – $2,400/class
  • Extended Learning Center fee – $12,300

 

Tuition Payment Plans

  • Single Payment: One payment due on June 1, 2017.
  • Two Payments: Two equal payments due on June 1, 2017 and November 1, 2017
  • Ten Payments: Ten equal payments due on the first day of each month beginning June 1, 2017.

The first payment will be due on beginning June 1, 2017. Your student may not begin classes until the June, July, and August monthly payments are received. A $25 late fee will be assessed if full monthly payment is not received during the month that payment is due.

 

Early Withdrawal Policy

If a student withdraws after June 1, 2017 but before the first day of school, the family is responsible for paying the full tuition for the first quarter ($4,175). 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, 2018, a 5% late fee will be assessed on any outstanding balance. A 1% late fee will be assessed on the 1st of each month thereafter.

 

Make a secure online payment using a credit card.

Financial Aid

We strive to be excellent stewards of the resources that God provides for our students by offering need-based financial aid at Westminster.

Our financial aid program is intended to help close the gap between the amount a family can afford and the cost of a Westminster education, and we expect every family to contribute to part of their student’s tuition. Westminster does not offer any academic, fine arts, or athletic scholarships.

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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 number of dependents. Please also note that each case is evaluated individually. Therefore, families in the same income range may have different overall financial circumstances and consequently receive different amounts of financial aid.

For the 2016-17 academic year, we were able to assist 20% of the student body by awarding a total of $1.45 million in financial aid.

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.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

  1. Complete an online financial aid application at FAST.
    Before starting the application, please review the instructions (select Instructions on the left side of the FAST login page). If you would like to view the application in its entirety, download the User Guide to preview the information you will be required to submit.
  2. Download a copy of Federal Form 4506T. Upload a completed copy of the 4506T to FAST.
  3. When completed, upload copies of your 2016 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.

Application Deadline 
New Families – January 1, 2017
Returning Families – February 1, 2017

In order to receive a decision by April 1, all families must submit their 2016 taxes by
March 15, 2017.

 

Please note the following:

  • 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, as well.
  • Westminster Christian Academy, a private educational institution, admits students of any race, color, sex, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.
  • Westminster Christian Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, 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 Todd Fuller at 314.997.2900.