Applying for Aid - Wheaton Academy

You've heard a Wheaton Academy education is not affordable? Think again.

Wheaton Academy is committed to partnering with families to make Christian education affordable.

Wheaton Academy is committed to accessibility for families at all income levels. The Affordability Initiative allows families to apply for reduced tuition based on their financial circumstances. By receiving a tuition reduction, families pay the amount of tuition that makes sense for their financial situation.

How does my family apply for Financial Aid?

Wheaton Academy uses FACTS® to process financial aid applications. FACTS® is an independent school service provider that has partnered with over 11,500 schools. Families interested in applying for reduced tuition may begin the FACTS® application process as early as November 1 every year.

Next, the Wheaton Academy Financial Aid Committee reviews the recommended aid award from FACTS® for accepted students. The Committee then issues a financial aid award package to the family for consideration based on the Financial Aid Award Schedule.

Please note that all discussions, submitted documentation, and award packages remain highly confidential among the Committee members.

Introducing The Affordability Initiative

Download the Affordability Initiative packet for comprehensive answers to all your most pressing questions:

  • How do I know if my family is eligible for financial aid?
  • How does my family apply for a tuition reduction?
  • If my family pays a reduced tuition this year, will we pay the same amount in future years?
  • How do families consisting of multiple households file for tuition reduction?

Four Ways to Receive Aid

Wheaton Academy offers need-based financial aid through several avenues, all available through the generous contributions of our donors. Financial aid packages are determined through a comprehensive evaluation of your financial health, the number of applicants, and funds available.

1. The Wheaton Academy Annual Fund
The Wheaton Academy Annual Fund contributes to financial aid awards for families who apply and qualify.
Click here to Start your FACTS application

2. Invest In Kids (IIK) Partnering Organizations 
The Invest in Kids Act allows Illinois scholarship granting organizations to offer financial aid with specific qualifying criteria.
Click here to Start your FACTS application

3. Need-Based Scholarships
Need-based scholarships are additional financial aid packages provided by the Wheaton Academy Alumni community. Families who qualify for financial aid awards may also qualify for these need-based scholarships
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4. Merit-based Scholarships
Merit-based scholarships are reserved for the incoming freshman class only. Financial need is not considered for these scholarships.
Merit-Based Application, Feb. 1

November 1

Financial Aid Applications Open

February 15

Round One of Awards

  • Round one of Academy awards
  • Round one of Invest in Kids Priority 1 Awards

March 15

Round Two of Awards

  • Round two of Academy Awards
  • Round two of Invest in Kids Priority 1 Awards

April 15

Final Round of Awards

  • Round three of Academy Awards
  • Round one of Invest in Kids Priority 2 awards
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Director of Admissions

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