Cardinal Newman offers an unparalleled Catholic educational experience and an exceptional value among private schools in Palm Beach County. Every effort is made to make a Newman education available to every qualified student, regardless of financial need. When necessary, families are encouraged to apply for tuition assistance.
- $14,500: Tuition for 2020-2021 (Catholic family discount)
- $16,000: Tuition for 2020-2021
- 32%: Families who receive need-based tuition assistance
- $826,484: CN Tuition assistance offered to families for 2020-2021
- $197,730: High-achieving merit awards for 2020-2021
- $1,000: Discount offered to all siblings of the oldest enrolled Crusader
Cardinal Newman uses FACTS to process and determine need for all tuition assistance applications. A $30 processing fee is required.
- PROCESS and FORMS: FACTS provides a helpful guide including a list of forms families will need to submit at https://factsmgt.com. 2019 tax returns and 2020 W2 Forms are required. To contact FACTS: 866-315-9262.
- PROSPECTIVE FAMILIES: Tuition assistance applications should be completed by February 1, 2021. The online application for the 2021-2022 school year will be available October 1, 2020.
- CURRENT FAMILIES: Tuition assistance is not renewed automatically. Current students who receive tuition assistance must re-apply each year by April 30, 2020. The online application for the 2021-2022 school year will be available October 1, 2020.
Through the Diocese of Palm Beach, Cardinal Newman awards financial aid through many established scholarships including The Helping Hands Scholarship Fund, The Norma T. Pace Scholarships, The Lumen Christi Scholarships, and The Skaff Scholarships.
Florida State Funding
Florida provides a variety of school choice options, which allow qualified families to receive state funding for tuition at Cardinal Newman. This year, $835,983 was awarded to students currently enrolled. Go to https://www.fldoe.org/schools/school-choice/k-12-scholarship-programs/ or https://www.diocesepbschools.org/affordability for more information and requirements.
- FAMILY EMPOWERMENT
- FLORIDA TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP (STEP UP)
- MCKAY SCHOLARSHIP
- GARDINER SCHOLARSHIP
AAA has a scholarship program for Florida residents: www.aaascholarships.org/parents/florida/
Scholarships & Merit Awards
ST. JOHN HENRY NEWMAN SCHOLARSHIP: The St. John Henry Newman Scholarship is a merit-based award for incoming freshmen of exceptional promise. Eligibility is based on admission test scores and a student’s overall application. It is not necessary to submit a separate application for this scholarship. Eligibility for the award is maintained for each of a student’s four years at Cardinal Newman. Students who receive the St. John Henry Newman Scholarship may also qualify for need-based assistance. Intended to foster excellence, promote leadership, nurture character development, and encourage service to others, the scholarship is named for our patron, St. John Henry Newman. Award recipients are placed into the Oxford Scholars Program. Awards are between $5,000 and $10,000 annually.
CRUSADER AWARD: A $3,000 annual leadership award is granted to a student who is President of his/her 8th grade class if the student has maintained at least a B average and is recommended by a school administrator.
SCHOLASTIC EXCELLENCE AWARD: In collaboration with the Principals of the Catholic elementary schools of the Diocese of Palm Beach, Cardinal Newman offers $8,000 Scholastic Excellence Awards to the highest achieving 8th grade student.
GERSTNER SCHOLARSHIPS: Through the extraordinary efforts of the Diocese of Palm Beach in making tuition affordable, scholarships and tuition assistance is available to those who qualify including The Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Distinguished Scholars Program which is offered to academically gifted students who demonstrate significant promise and possess financial need. Applications will be available from the admissions office in January.
PAYMENT: Cardinal Newman uses the payment plan services of FACTS. All tuition payments will be made through FACTS, which offers families multiple payment options, from full payment to ten payments. FACTS also processes tuition assistance applications for prospective families.
QUESTIONS? If you have any questions concerning tuition assistance or payment, please contact the Finance Office at 561-683-6266, ext.1005 or 1010 anytime during the admission process.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the application deadline for tuition assistance? For incoming students, applications for tuition assistance can be submitted until April 30.
How does Newman determine eligibility for tuition assistance? Newman uses the FACTS Aid system to determine a family’s expected contribution. When you complete the FACTS application, all of the financial and personal information that is provided is processed using a pre-determined formula. Copies of all supporting documentation for household Non-Taxable Income such as Social Security Income, Child Support, Workers’ Compensation are included in the review.
If my student qualifies for a merit scholarship are we still eligible for tuition assistance? Yes. Students who qualify for one of the merit scholarships are also eligible to receive need-based tuition assistance and should apply through FACTS.
When will I be notified about tuition assistance awards? If an application for financial assistance has been completed, accepted students will receive financial aid award letters before the March decision date.
Can I appeal the amount of my family’s award? We will consider requests for a review if a family wishes to provide relevant, new information it feels the school should have. Requests for appeals should be directed to the Finance Office.
When is it too late to apply for tuition assistance? The likelihood of a tuition assistance award diminishes after the enrollment deadline has passed in March. Families are advised to apply early.