DISCOVER FOR YOURSELF
Northwest Catholic has a personalized, friendly, and organized admissions process. We guide prospective students and their families through the admissions journey so they can discover for themselves if NWC is the right fit for them. We know NWC is the school where you know you belong, but we also know each student needs to realize this truth for him or herself. Throughout the entire process, we strive to answer every question and allay every concern as we know the decision to attend an independent high school is monumental and lasting.
Applying for Financial Aid
Financial Aid based on financial need is determined with the help of an assessment by SMARTAid. The Financial Aid application and instructions are available HERE. Families must complete the online application by December 1, 2021 using the NWC school code 13337. Applications received after December 1, 2021 will be placed on a waiting list for consideration, if funds become available.
Each financial aid application involves a unique set of family circumstances. When assessing a family's financial aid need, there are many factors taken into consideration, such as income, assets, debt, tuition at other schools, number of family members, age of parents, and other factors reported on the SMARTAid application.
Both parents/guardians are expected to submit financial information in order to establish a student’s eligibility for financial aid. You may submit a petition for a waiver if your child has minimal or no contact with the noncustodial parent/guardian.
Parents/Guardians seeking financial aid must submit an application annually. Those receiving academic scholarships do not need to re-apply.
A list of scholarships that students can apply for, in addition to financial aid, can be found here.
NWC uses the HSPT or SSAT (school code 5412) for proper academic placement. The entrance exam for the class of 2026 will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 8am-12pm. The exam will be administered at NWC in-person. To reserve your seat for the exam, create an admissions account and complete the online application. Your seat will only be reserved once you finish the application form and submit the payment. NWC accommodates extended time for students who qualify.
To register for the HSPT test, please visit http://hsptreg.stsusers.com. Use the NWC Registration code: ZR to register for the exam on November 6, 2021.