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Tuition Assistance

We utilize SmartAid, a third-party financial aid analysis service, to process tuition assistance applications. This service does not decide whether tuition assistance will be given or how much to give; rather, it provides a need-based financial aid analysis service. All information from this service is kept confidential. Results are reviewed in early May by Westminster Christian Academy’s Tuition Assistance Committee and notification of an award amount (if any) will be sent the week of May 15th through your Smart Aid account.

Please Note: If you apply for Tuition Assistance, a space is NOT reserved for your student(s). You will be subject to availability after Tuition Assistance has been awarded in May. An application does not guarantee assistance, and assistance granted is limited to the funds available. We encourage families in need of assistance to apply as soon as possible to increase the possibility of getting assistance.

The deadline for returning families to apply for tuition assistance is Thursday, April 1, 2021.

New families to Westminster Christian Academy for the 2021-2022 school year may apply only after the application for admission to the school and through August 31st.

Please contact the Business Office at 337-948-8607 or cwaldron@wcala.org with your questions or for more information. 

 
Please Note: If your student qualifies for a tuition discount because of a Lafayette Pioneer discount, you are not eligible to apply for additional tuition assistance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Throughout the application, Smart Aid offers a video tutorial for each section of the application to assist you.

Access Application

https://smartaidforparents.com

 

School ID Code

 Westminster Christian Academy: 91135

 

Application and Supporting Documents Due Date

4/1/2021 (8/31/2021 for new families, subject to funds remaining in the program to award)

 

Eligible Grades

Lafayette: Grade K5 – 12th Grade*

Opelousas: Grade K5 – 12th Grade*

*If your student qualifies for a tuition discount because of a Pastor Discount or a Lafayette Upper School discount, you are not eligible to apply for additional tuition assistance.

 

Smart Aid Fees

Processing Fee (required): $35 Required
 

Required Supporting Documentation

Applications submitted without documentation will not be processed.
  • Most recent paystubs
  • Prior year W-2 forms for all jobs.
  • Prior year filed tax return: 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ with all schedules
  • Prior year 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.
  • Service Hour Report Form (Included with prior year Tuition Assistance Award Letter – if applicable)
  • 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.
 

Submitting Documentation

Application IDs must be included on all documents. Failure to include your ID will delay processing of your application.
 

Please note your application is not finalized and reviewed by WCA until your application status changes to VERIFIED. Immediately after you “submit” your application, Smart Aid will email you a list of documents to upload to your application. In order to become verified by Smart Aid, all required documentation must be uploaded to Smart Aid. Please monitor all emails from Smart Aid.