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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 award letters sent the week of May 15th. 

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. If you are applying for tuition assistance after May, please contact the Admissions Office to confirm there are still funds in the program to award.

The deadline for Westminster Christian Academy employees to apply for tuition assistance is February 15, 2019

The deadline for returning families to apply for tuition assistance is Monday, April 1, 2019

New families to Westminster Christian Academy for the 2019-2020 school year may apply only after application to the school through August 2019.

Tuition Assistance for the 2019-2020 School Year may still be available on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Business Manager, Catherine Zaunbrecher by email at czaunbrecher@wcala.org or by phone at 337-948-8607 x136 with your questions or for more information. 
Please Note: If your student qualifies for a 50% tuition discount because of a Pastor Discount or a Lafayette Upper School discount, you are not eligible to apply for additional tuition assistance.







Click here for a short but informative video that gives you easy, step-by-step information, and tips to get started with your Smart Aid application


School ID Code

Westminster Christian Academy: 91135

Eligible Grades

Lafayette: Grade K5 – 6th Grade
Opelousas: Grade K5 – 12th Grade

Family Codes

Employee = Employee
New Family = New
Returning Family = Returning

Smart Aid Fees

Processing Fee (required): $35 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.

Submitting Documentation

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