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Tuition Assistance

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Applications for the 2024-2025 school year are open!

  • Tuition assistance applications open on November 1, 2023 for the 2024-25 school year

  • The deadline to apply is December 15, 2023.  Returning families must complete a new application each year during the re-enrollment period.

  • Incoming accepted freshmen will be notified of their award electronically in the beginning of March; returning students will be notified shortly before.

Our goal is to make a Catholic education affordable or accessible to everyone who is eligible for admission.  Our assistance program is funded by generous donors, established scholarship endowments, and the School’s operating budget.  Tuition assistance is afforded to students with a demonstrated financial need and has no bearing on admission.  Awards are based on financial need alone;  we do not offer assistance based on merit, academic, athletic or other considerations.

Qualifying new and returning families may submit an online application for tuition assistance to the Blackbaud Financial Aid system via the Blackbaud parent portal. Blackbaud reviews all financial information submitted and sends a Parent Financial Report to the Cardinal Newman Tuition Assistance Committee. Confidentiality is ensured with bank-level encryption standards.

If you are considering applying for tuition assistance, here are some important things to know:

  • Tuition assistance awards are all need based.

  • Although many families receive the same level of assistance all four years, tuition assistance awards are given for one year and must be renewed each subsequent year.

  • Tuition assistance decisions are made independently from admissions decisions.

  • Students must maintain a minimum 2.00 GPA with no grade lower than D to be eligible for Tuition Assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Cardinal Newman uses the Blackbaud Financial Aid Management (BFAM) system to process applications for tuition assistance.

Blackbaud provides toll-free telephone, email, and chat support to assist families through the process. The best way to get answers to questions or to solve problems is to contact Blackbaud support:

Telephone Support:
 (800) 360-8027

Email Support: 

Email Blackbaud

Chat Support: Once logged into your account, click the icon in the lower right corner of your screen to live chat with Blackbaud

For questions related to Tuition Assistance, contact

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School ID and Name:
14898 – Cardinal Newman High School

Application and Supporting Documents Due:
December 15

Eligible Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Application Fee: $35

Required Supporting Documentation: (Applications submitted without documentation will not be processed).

  • Most recent paystubs
  • Most recent W-2 forms for all jobs
  • Most recently filed federal tax return (1040)
  • Most recently 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 your school for consideration

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.