Tuition Assistance Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are due January 16, 2023.
After February 26, applications will be accepted and reviewed on a first come, first served basis until funds are exhausted.
We are pleased to share that St. Joseph Academy has partnered with SmartAid to process parent tuition assistance applications. SmartAid is a safe, secure and confidential process that will assist us in awarding financial assistance in the fairest way possible. SmartAid uses a standard formula for all families and the recommendations for financial assistance are strictly based on documented income, expenses, assets and liabilities. They provide support during the entire application process via phone, email, or chat and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Students in all grades are eligible for SmartAid. A processing fee of $35.00 is due at the time of application, but this fee will be credited back to those families who qualify for and are awarded financial aid.
Please note: SmartAid is for need-based financial assistance only. Additional scholarships are available. These particular scholarships are non need-based. For information regarding scholarships click here.
To submit your application, please complete the steps below. Please see the buttons below and take a moment to read the Online Instructions and Frequently Asked Questions.
School ID and Name:
14788 – Saint Joseph Academy
As part of the online application, SmartAid will request the following:
- Most recent pay stubs
- Most recent W-2 forms for all jobs
- Most recently filed federal tax return (1040)
- Most recent filed business tax return: 1120, 1120S, 1065 (if applicable)
- Supplemental income documentation: Social Security income, Welfare, Food Stamps, Child Support, 1099-M Forms, Worker’s Compensation, Unemployment, Veterans Benefits, Housing Allowance, etc.
- If you are unable to provide any of the aforementioned items, please submit a Special Circumstance Letter indicating which document(s) you are unable to provide and why. This information will be shared with us for consideration.
Creating Your Account
Please visit smartaidforparents.com and create your account by entering your primary email address as your username. SmartAid will use this email address to contact you in the event that your application is “On Hold” for missing documentation. Once you create your username and password, you will receive a verification email. Next, please click the verification link to verify that you are the account holder, and you will then be able to log in using the username and password you created. Please be advised that if you do not click the verification link that is sent to your email address, you will not be able to log in or reset your password.
Documentation should be submitted at the time the application is completed. Please be advised that each document must be uploaded separately under the appropriate document type in order for your application to automatically move into the “Documents Received” status, and ready for review
Direct Upload: smartaidforparents.com (login with your username and password)
If you created a SmartAid account to apply for financial aid in a prior year, your application will roll over into the next school year. Your username and password will remain the same, as well your Application ID number (with the exception of the first two digits as that indicate the school year). The Parent/Guardian and Dependents section of the application will be auto-filled for you, you will simply need to confirm the information before advancing to the next sections of the application. If any information from the Parent/Guardian and Dependent section should be updated, please make the necessary changes.
Notification of Financial Aid
Once your application is processed, a financial aid recommendation will be forwarded to us. All final financial aid decisions, including notification of an award amount (if any) will be made by St. Joseph Academy. If you have not received notification regarding financial aid, contact the Heather Herold at firstname.lastname@example.org.