Tuition and Scholarship 2017-2018

PRESCHOOL
Each Child
Annual Tuition
10 Equal Payments
5 Full Days
$8,500
$850
5 Half Days
$5,100
$510
K-8 PARISHIONER
Annual Tuition
10 Equal Payments
First Child
$7,100
$710
Each Additional Child
+$5,500
+$550
K-8 NON-PARISHIONER
Annual Tuition
10 Equal Payments
First Child
$8,500
$850
Each Additional Child
+$7,100
+$710

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Tuition payments are made via automatic withdrawal starting in August.

  • A non-refundable registration fee is required per family (not student).
  • 20 Service Hours are required per family each year.
  • $25 per hour will be charged for service hours not served.
  • Field trips, book fees and technology fees are included in the tuition.

Scholarship

NCA believes that all children should have an opportunity to a quality education at NCA and that money should not be the reason a family does not register. Financial Aid is available through our Guardian Angel Scholarship Fund program. Please complete an application online via this link use School Code 11391.

Guardian Angel Scholarship application deadline is May 1 (exceptions may be given to new families).

SMART Contact Information:
SMART tuition regarding questions with your automatic tuition withdrawal  888-868-8828
SMART AID regarding question about your Scholarship Application 800-360-8027

Smart Aid

Access Application: online via this link
School ID Code: Please use the following school ID code – 11391
Application Deadline: Please submit your application and documentation by May 1, 2017.
Eligible Grades: Preschool – 8th Grade
Application Processing Fees:

  • Application Fee (required): $20
  • Business Fee (if applicable): $20 – Fee only applies to families filing: 1041, 1065, 1120 or 1120S.
  • Parent Report Fee (optional): $8 – This report allows you to view the information submitted on your application. **This report does not display recommendations for financial aid.**

Smart Aid Instructions
2017-18 SmartAid Instructions English
2017-18 SmartAid Instructions Spanish

Required Supporting Documentation
All applicants are required to submit documentation to support their application. Applications submitted without documentation will not be processed.

  • Most recent paystubs and W-2 forms for all jobs.
  • Most recently filed tax return: 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ with all schedules
  • Most recently filed business tax return: 1040, 1065, 1120, 1120S (if applicable).
  • Supplemental income documentation: Social Security, Welfare, Food Stamps, Child Support, 1099-M Forms, Worker’s Compensation, Unemployment, Veterans Benefits, Etc.

Submitting Documentation
Application IDs must be included on all documents at the time the application is completed. Failure to include your application ID will delay the review of your application.
Direct Upload: https://smartaidforparents.com (login with your username and password)

Contact Information
Phone Support: (800)-360-8027
Email Support: support@smartaidforparents.com

Notification of Financial Aid
Once your application is processed, a financial aid recommendation will be forwarded to Northside Catholic Academy. All final financial aid decisions, including notification of an award amount (if any) will be made by Northside Catholic Academy. If you have not received notification regarding financial aid, contact the financial administrator at Northside Catholic Academy. Please allow a minimum of four weeks after you have submitted your application and required documentation.

How to Apply Online

To access the online application, please go to smartaidforparents.com. For first time applicants, you will need to register by creating a new account. From there you will be prompted to enter a valid e-mail address along with a password of your choice. It is important your e-mail address is correct, as email is the first line of communication. Once you are confirmed with a username and password, you will be logged into the Smart Tuition Aid online site, where you will begin the application process. For returning applicants, simply log in with your previous year’s login information. For assistance in filling out the application, general questions or retrieving login information please contact Smart Aid either by phone at 1-800-360-8027 or by e-mail at support@smartaidforparents.com.

Parent FAQ

Q: Who should complete this Tuition Aid form?

A: Whoever the child resides with should fill this application out, whether it is a parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle, or legal guardian. There is a section within the application where you can enter contributions from non-custodial parents and relatives.

Q: Why do I need to input my spouse’s information if I am remarried and they are not legally responsible for my children?

A: Smart Aid’s calculation works off of the total household income, therefore including all income, whether the party is legally responsible for your children or not. Our system however, does take into effect your spouse’s expenses as well as their income. It is important to list all expenses that are asked of within the application.

Q: Do I list all of the children in my household, even if they are attending another school?

A: Yes. You will need to enter all children within your household. That includes children attending another private school, children attending a public school, or children not attending school.

Q: What if I have an additional circumstance?

A: We have designed a section for you to select from a list of pre-determined circumstances. If your circumstance is not listed, please feel free to write a letter explaining your circumstance. Please write “SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES,” on the top of your letter, along with your name and application ID.

Q: I do not have the required tax documents. HELP!

A: Include the most recent tax documentation you have available. If you are asked for a specific line from a tax document that you have not yet completed, please estimate the projected amount.

Q: How will I know if I qualify for aid or not?

A: We do not disclose information about the results of your application. All final tuition aid decisions, including notification of an award amount (if any); will be made by your school. For the date award notices will be given, please contact your school directly.

Smart Tuition Aid ● Processing Department ● PO Box 25116, Lehigh Valley, PA 18002-5116 ● (800)-360-8027 ● support@smartaidforparents.com

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