Academic Scholarships and Tuition Assistance
Tuition assistance for the 2013-14 school year totaled about $1.668 million, with about 52% of the student body receiving some form of aid.
Some of the assistance is in the form of merit scholarships, for which financial need is not a prerequisite. These academic scholarships are based on elementary school performance and November or December entrance test scores. Merit scholarships may be awarded to the student who is the highest scorer from his/her Catholic elementary or middle school. Additional scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic performance, financial need, or a combination of both factors. Several Catholic home and school associations and a number of Catholic parishes award scholarships to their students who enroll at Northwest Catholic.
Tuition assistance based on financial need is determined with the help of an assessment by the Private School Aid Service (PSAS). In November, Northwest Catholic mails a copy of the financial aid form to all students who have applied for admission. Students' families must complete and mail the form to PSAS by December 31. The NWC school code is 1066.
Over the past two decades, alumni, parents and friends have chosen to honor an individual or a family while helping students in financial need by funding an endowed scholarship. A portion of the annual earnings ensures that needy students can take advantage of all the educational opportunities that Northwest Catholic has to offer. Endowed scholarships may be initiated with a gift of $25,000. Annual scholarships may be initiated with a gift of $5,000 or more, provided it is the donor's intent to make a long-term commitment. Click here for a list of NWC's endowed and annual scholarships.