Affording Northwest Catholic High School
Because Northwest Catholic is a private, college preparatory school, we recognize that most our families are saving for their children’s college education. Despite these demands, our families understand how NWC is an investment in their child's future. Here are just a few reasons why:
Our graduates are accepted to competitive colleges and universities across the country.
In the past five years alone, NWC graduates have been accepted to Brown, Holy Cross, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, NYU, Harvard, Yale, and many more top tier schools. Read a longer list of our college acceptances since 2013 as well as our School Profile and Fast Facts for more evidence.
Our graduates receive merit aid at their colleges and universities.
Members of the Class of 2019 reported receiving over $5.9 million in scholarships and merit awards from the colleges they applied to, which is an average of $42,000 per student.
Our graduates are well prepared for the challenges of college and beyond.
A Northwest Catholic graduate aspires to be intellectually curious, spiritually aware, compassionate, community focused, whole people, developing in mind, body, spirit, and imagination. Again and again we hear how NWC prepared our graduates for their future.
$15,750 for the 1st child in the family
$14,750 for an additional, 2nd child in the family
$13,750 for the 3rd child in family
$12,750 for the 4th child
There are also nominal activity fees, including additional charges for participating in ice hockey and swimming. Please contact Miriam Abate at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-236-4221 x137 if you have questions regarding tuition or fees.
These numbers are for domestic students only and for students attending concurrently. International students should email Andrew Selig at email@example.com for information on international tuition information and how to apply to Northwest Catholic as an international student.
At Northwest Catholic, we are committed to providing a high quality education at an exceptional value. We try to assist parents to help make their choice to enroll a child at NWC an affordable and satisfying decision.
Tuition assistance based on financial need is determined with the help of an assessment by SMARTAid. Financial Aid application instructions can be found by clicking HERE. You can also watch this VIDEO that explains the process. Families must complete the online application by December 1, using the NWC school code 13337. Applications received after December 1, 2019 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.
Some financial assistance is given in the form of merit scholarships, for which financial need is not a prerequisite. These academic scholarships are based on school performance as well as the Entrance Exam. Several Catholic associations and parishes award scholarships to their students who enroll at Northwest Catholic.
What Do Our Parents Say?
Choosing NWC for our children has been one of the best and most important decisions our family has ever made. NWC made our children more aware of the people around them. Having a diverse ethnic and socioeconomic student population gave our children a better picture of life outside of our own town. Also participating in different service projects gave them good life skills and made them more compassionate people. Most important, they have been taught to listen and trust in God and to lean on him through life’s ups and downs. It is a gift that will last a lifetime." Karen Carew, mother of Caroline '12, William '13, Charlotte '15 & Claire '19