The Walsh Jesuit Board of Trustees has evaluated and calculated the tuition amount for the 2016-17 school year. For the 2016-17 school year, tuition will be $11,400 and there will be a general fee of $425.
In order to ensure that a Walsh Jesuit education remains a possibility for students from a wide spectrum of economic backgrounds, our school's Tuition Assistance Program attempts to provide a Walsh Jesuit education to every deserving student, regardless of circumstance. The funds from the Tuition Assistance Program are generated by the school's endowment fund and donations restricted to financial aid by the benefactor. Tuition assistance is awarded based solely on need and not for academic or athletic achievement.
The Tuition Assistance Committee, comprised of administrators and guidance staff, determine tuition assistance grants based on the evaluation of financial need provided by FAIR (Financial Aid Independent Review). FAIR is a nationally recognized leader in financial need evaluation services for private schools. FAIR will process the financial aid applications and provide an objective evaluation of each family's financial need. There are no income limits to applying for assistance. Each family's unique financial situation is considered when assessing need.
Beginning November 1, 2016, Class of 2021 families may apply on-line at www.fairapp.com. To submit your application on-line, you will need the following information:
School Code: 180
School Password: WJHS180
Valid email address
Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard to complete payment processing)
Copy of 2015 Federal Income Tax Return with all schedules and W-2's for support.
To begin the on-line application process, parents should go to www.fairapp.com and click on the "On-line Application" link. You can then create a user account using your email address and a password that you select. Once you have created a user account and signed in, you will be able to complete the FAIR application on-line.
If you do not have access to a computer, please contact the Business Office to obtain an application form, instructions, and mailing envelope.
Note: In the case of a divorced family, Walsh Jesuit requires both divorced parents to complete an application or provide court documentation stating one parent has no financial responsibility and no custodial rights. The school will not consider tuition assistance for a student until both parent's applications are complete. If you have remarried you will need to complete the application and include information about the stepparent's income, expenses, assets, and debt. The deadline for tuition assistance applications for new students is November 30, 2016.
Applicants who meet this deadline will receive a letter in late December of 2016.
For the 2016-17 school year, Walsh Jesuit provided in excess of 1.9 million dollars in tuition assistance to approximately 30% of our students. Tuition assistance awards are grants, and therefore, do not require any type of re-payment. If you have questions about the tuition assistance process or how to apply, please contact:
Mr. Rob Eubank '85 Director of Admissions 330.929.4205, ext 103.
Walsh Jesuit continues to offer alternatives for paying tuition with several payment options which have no fees. All tuition payment plans will be administered by FACTS Tuition Management Systems (FACTS). All families are REQUIRED to enroll in a payment plan option with FACTS. If you are a returning family you already have a FACTS account, if you are an incoming family after your registration has been processed, an email invite will be sent for you to enroll in a FACTS account. If you already have a FACTS account from a grade school that account can be used, just use that login information when you receive the email invite.
FACTS offers several different payment plan options, below is a listing of the different plans:
1-payment – due July 20th,
2-payments – due July 20th and December 20th
4-payments – due July 20th, October 20th, January 20th, and April 20th,
10-payments – due July 20th to April 20th,
12-payments – due June 20th to May 20th, (Note that payments begin in JUNE)
For all payment options, you may elect automatic payment from a checking or savings account (ACH), check or money order through the mail, and credit card payments with MasterCard. VISA is not currently an option for credit card processing; credit card payments have a processing fee of 2.5% added to each transaction.
Tuition Assistance for Current Students – Families of freshmen, sophomores and juniors who will be returning for the 2015-16 school year MUST apply EACH year for tuition assistance consideration. Awards are NOT automatically renewed. Here is what you need to know:
You will need your 2014 tax return along with the supporting W-2s and wage documents, as well as access to a fax machine in order to complete the online application. For those families unable to complete the online application, you may request a paper application from the Walsh Jesuit Business Office by contacting Vicky Kilway at 330-929-4205, ext. 126 or email@example.com.
If you have questions about the tuition assistance process or how to apply, please contact:
To learn more about the independent financial aid assessor, fair (Financial Aid Independent Review, Inc.), and the required documents needed to submit your financial aid application, click above. There is no fee to apply for Tuition Assistance consideration.
We try to keep the tuition assistance as constant as possible but because it is based on financial need, the award amount could vary if the family finances materially change, up or down, year-over-year. This need calculation is made through the FAIR application process. We are also dependent on the generosity of alumni, families, friends and investment returns. There is no guarantee that the amount of funds available for assistance will be the same every year.
We have contracted with a third party to collect data and make an unbiased recommendation of family financial need. The web site is www.FAIRapp.com. FAIR does not make financial aid awards; Walsh Jesuit does. FAIR recommends family need to Walsh Jesuit.
FAIR takes your family’s information and makes a calculation of the financial need. This information is given to Walsh Jesuit ONLY and it is NOT shared with other high schools. Many other schools use other vendors, such as PSAS. Note that Walsh Jesuit does not receive any information from PSAS. FAIR does not make tuition assistance awards. FAIR is a third party that we contract with to calculate family need.
The deadline to apply for tuition assistance for incoming Freshmen is November 30, 2015 for the 2015/2016 school year. The deadline for families with students that will be returning for their sophomore, junior or senior years is April 15, 2016. Therefore, if you have both an incoming freshman and a returning student, you are required to fill out the FAIR application twice. The November filing for freshman students is NOT used to determine tuition assistance for returning students.
You need to fill out the FAIR application between November 1, 2016 and November 30, 2016 for your incoming freshman and AGAIN by April 15, 2017 for returning students. Walsh Jesuit requires the financial information to be updated to award tuition assistance for returning students. Note that this entails you filling out a FAIR report twice, once in November 2016, providing your 2015 tax return, and again by April 15, 2017 providing your 2016 tax return.
In order to be fair to all families, FAIR requires very specific information about your family size, savings, stocks, bonds, debt, home value, vehicles and requires a copy of the most recent tax return to name some of the information. FAIR securely destroys all of the paperwork after it is entered into their system.
Yes. They will communicate various email messages to keep you up to date on the status of your application. Please use an email address that you check regularly and check the junk folder for correspondence. Please respond to FAIR until you get an email stating that your application is complete. If you do not get the completion notification, you will NOT be considered for tuition assistance.
FAIR communicates several times with each application. They will notify you via email if information is missing, such as your tax return, or if additional information is needed. Check your spam folder for emails from FAIR. Please note that your application is not complete until you get an email from FAIR stating that they have all of the data. This is critical as Walsh Jesuit will not make tuition assistance awards when the FAIR application is NOT complete.
Walsh Jesuit has established a team comprised of representatives from the academic, counseling, admissions and finance groups at the school. Each family is reviewed individually. We are not able to meet all financial need but we target a very high percentage that could change based on the amount of money available and the amount requested. The process is very time consuming, rigorous and very fair to applicants.
If a family is late in submitting all information to FAIR they will be placed on a tuition assistance wait list regardless of what grade the student is in. Tuition assistance will be considered if, and only if, there are any funds remaining. It is in your best interest to apply on time and ensure that all data is submitted to FAIR. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Yes. FAIR will make a recommendation to the school based upon the financial condition of both parents. Please be sure to make note of the divorce decree ruling on the FAIR application in the notes section.
We review each family on a case-by-case basis. Since incoming freshman and returning students are offered assistance at different times, we may adjust the tuition assistance to the returning student to better accommodate the total family financial need especially since the tuition assistance is based on two different years of financial data. Walsh Jesuit does not offer “blanket” tuition assistance for multiple family members.