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Scholarships & Financial Aid

 

A Saint Agnes School education is an investment in the future of each student:

An investment through the sacrifices of each family, an investment by the school, and an investment that will pay dividends in college, life, and beyond.

We wish to provide every qualified student an opportunity to attend Saint Agnes. We are committed to making Catholic education affordable for as many families as we can responsibly serve.

At Saint Agnes School, our parents and families are entrusted with the responsibility for funding a student’s educational expenses. For those who are unable to pay the full cost, Saint Agnes makes every effort to provide additional assistance through our Financial Aid Program.

Saint Agnes has a limited amount of assistance available for families. For this reason, a Financial Aid Committee makes difficult decisions in how to best “invest” the available aid for the common good of the school.

Though financial need is a critical factor in distributing aid, it does not guarantee financial assistance. As applicable, the Committee will also consider the real and potential effort, performance, behavior and overall positive contribution of the student in determining financial aid.

Saint Agnes School does not fully fund any student’s tuition. Each family will need to contribute a portion of the cost of educating a student. Particular scholarships may have specific criteria established by the benefactors. There are no athletic scholarships.

Overview of Financial Aid

Saint Agnes School provides over $1,000,000 in Financial Aid each year. Financial Aid is distributed generally in two methods:

  1. Tuition Assistance (grants)
  2. Scholarships

All tuition assistance is “need-based,” where scholarships are both “need-based” and “merit-based.”

Saint Agnes utilizes Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) in order to determine financial need of all families. In order to apply for financial aid, please visit TADS and complete the appropriate application; additional documentation will also need to be submitted.

Please contact our Admissions Director, Mr. Joseph Olson, with questions at 651-925-8803. 

Special Circumstances Application

If you are a family receiving financial aid and have additional needs or circumstances beyond what your agreement reflects, please complete and submit a Special Circumstance Form and return it to the Business Affairs office. The Special Circumstance Application should include relevant information regarding your extenuating circumstances and the requested amount of additional assistance you are seeking. Though resources are limited, Saint Agnes makes every effort to make our educational program affordable for all families.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

We seek to provide every qualified student the opportunity to attend Saint Agnes School. We are committed to making a Catholic education affordable for as many families as we can responsibly serve. Saint Agnes considers the real and potential effort, performance, behavior and overall positive contribution of the student in determining financial aid. 

In order to apply for financial aid, please visit www.mytads.com and complete the appropriate application; additional documentation will also need to be submitted.

Please contact our Admissions Director, Mr. Joseph Olson, with questions at 651-925-8803. 

FRESHMAN SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Merit-Based Scholarships

Top Performers on Placement Exam
Recipients must have tested at Saint Agnes School on official January dates.
$1,500 scholarships to students who score in the top 10% of the placement exam.

Merit-Based Scholarships
Merit-based scholarships granted to incoming freshman (as available) in recognition of demonstrated academic excellence and potential.

Need-Based Essay Scholarships

Flaherty Family Foundation

Saint Agnes School partners with the Flaherty Family Foundation (FFF) to provide scholarships to high achieving 8th grade students who have high financial need. 

Below are the criteria to apply for this scholarship, which will be renewed each year of high school provided students maintain specific requirements:

  • 7th and 8th grade GPA of 3.5.
  • Student is a strong contributor to his/her community, with a strong desire to attend Saint Agnes School
  • Families must complete a TADS application (tads.com) with all required â€‹documentation by February 1, 2022.
  • Demonstrate high financial need.
  • Students are required to submit an application to FFF, and the FFF will select the students and families they will interview.
  • **Please know that the FFF offers much, much more than financial support to students. They offer academic support and coaching, funding for internships and other enrichment activities, and college and career support. Learn more about this scholarship at flahertyfamilyfoundation.org.

Sister Mary Richard Scholarship

The Sister Mary Richard Scholarship will be awarded annually to two incoming freshman students at Saint Agnes. The candidates must have a demonstrated financial need and a desire to embrace the values of the Catholic faith. The scholarship will provide up to 50% of the 9th grade tuition and is renewable for three additional years provided the student maintains specific requirements.

Application Criteria:

  • The student’s family income must be below $50,000 and the student deemed “Full Need” through the financial aid process by completing a TADS application by February 15, 2022
  • The student’s grade school principal provides a recommendation.

  • The student completes a 300-word essay as to “Why I want a Catholic education.” See essay requirement.

  • The applicant must meet all St. Agnes admission criteria.

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