Financing a Woodlands Education

A Sacred Heart education is an investment in your daughter’s future. Ever since its founding, Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart has been committed to offering financial aid to qualified applicants.

Financial aid awards are used to offset tuition costs and do not require repayment. Monies in the school’s endowment fund these awards and demonstrate Woodlands’ commitment to maintaining a socio-economically diverse population. Providing an independent school education requires careful financial planning and considerable sacrifice for most families. Woodlands offers options to assist you in meeting tuition payments, and the amount of financial assistance is determined by your family's need and by the availability of funds. For additional Financial Aid information, please view the Woodlands Academy Affordability Brochure.

Merit Scholarships are awarded to incoming ninth grade students and are non-need based. Criteria are based upon strong academic performance, test scores, and your daughter’s potential for success.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Can Apply for Financial Aid?

Any student who submits an application for admission, or any current student, is eligible to apply for financial aid. Although Woodlands tries to accommodate as many families as possible, we are not always able to meet all requests for such assistance. Requests for assistance do not affect admission decisions or a current student’s place in the school community.

Do We Need to Reapply for Aid Each Year?

Yes. Grants are awarded for one year, and families receiving financial aid must reapply each year if they wish to be considered. Grants may be renewed upon evidence of continuing need.     

What If I am a Single Parent?

We recognize that each family’s situation is unique, and we welcome a discussion or additional documentation to clarify the financial picture. If an applicant’s parents are living separately, both custodial and non-custodial parents must complete the Parents’ Financial Statement and submit required documentation to the Office of Admission and Financial Aid. The Financial Aid Committee expects that both parents will contribute to the education of their child.

What If I have Remarried?

Woodlands Academy considers the income and assets of any adult who plays a significant role in a student’s life. We therefore require all adults involved in the applicant’s life to provide financial information.

We Only Have One Parent Working. Does This Affect Our Financial Aid Award?

Each case is individual, and we recognize this. For example, Woodlands’ Financial Aid Committee will add the full-time income of a parent who is able but not currently working. Of course, if one parent is at home taking care of a pre-school-aged child, elderly parent, or an ill or disabled child, we give these situations careful consideration.      

Will Our Application for Financial Assistance Affect Our Child's Chances for Admission?

No. Woodlands’ Admission Committee does not know who is applying for financial aid. Admission decisions are independent of financial aid decisions.

The school provides a rigorous education that incorporates all forms of critical thinking and inspires a life-long love of learning.