The Heart Value of a Whitefield Academy Education
Your child should be encouraged to grow in character and wisdom. At Whitefield Academy, we believe every child deserves the benefit of a classical Christian education.
Because tuition costs are a significant consideration for families, we honor and appreciate the financial commitment that each family makes. We do everything we can to assist families who want their children to learn and grow at Whitefield.
Whitefield’s financial aid program consists of tuition assistance grants and is reserved for families who sacrifice to make Christian education a priority in their budget but remain unable to meet the full tuition obligation. To be considered for tuition assistance, you must first have submitted a Whitefield Academy online admissions application. Tuition assistance grants are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Families seeking tuition assistance must submit an online application to FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment, an independent, third-party organization that reviews financial data provided by families, providing recommendations to Whitefield Academy for financial awards. Follow the link at the end of this page to navigate to the FACTS website. The following information is required for FACTS to process your application:
- Completed FACTS application.
- Payment of a nonrefundable application fee.
- Copies of 2021 tax forms including all supporting tax schedules.
- Copies of 2022 W-2 forms for applicant and co-applicant.
- Copies of supporting documentation for additional income.
The Whitefield Academy Financial Aid Committee makes the final determination of financial aid awards. Whitefield typically limits tuition grants to 50% of K-12 tuition charges.
We recommend that families who are uncertain whether or not they may qualify for need-based tuition contact our admissions director, BJ Williams, at [email protected], for more information.
In 2021, Missouri established the Missouri Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Program, MOScholars. The law provides state tax credits for contributions to approved, non-profit Educational Assistance Organizations (EAOs). Whitefield Academy partners with EAO, Herzog Tomorrow, to provide need-based scholarships to qualifying students.
- resident of Clay or Jackson County OR Kansas City or St. Joseph AND
- whose *household income qualifies them AND
- has attended a public school for at least a semester during the previous year OR is entering K or 1st Grade
*Household income requirements will be updated to account for inflation. The new requirements will be posted by March 2023.
Please see flyer for additional details. Applications for the MOScholar opens February 1, 2023.
Click here to apply. Click here learn more about how this program is funded and how you can allocate your tax dollars to Herzog Tomorrow.
ACE Vision: That every child has equal access to a quality education.
ACE Mission: To provide children of low-income families with scholarships to private schools in grades K-12, and to advocate for expanded school choice.
ACE Guiding Principles and Convictions:
1) The American public education system is flawed.
2) Free enterprise and democracy work.
3) Parents know the best education environment for their kids.
4) Private schools offer great value (often faith based) and have open seats.
5) All people are created equal and deserve an equal chance to pursue the American Dream.
Whitefield Academy is partnered with ACE, Alliance for Choice Education, to provide scholarship opportunities to eligible students. ACE scholarships are based solely on family income so students living in Missouri or Kansas may apply. They will have the greatest ability to add students on scholarship who are new to our school, whether coming from a public school, entering kindergarten, or another private school, but all families who meet the income requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.
You may apply for Whitefield Academy financial aid and an ACE Scholarship with one application. Simply check both organizations while applying. Open application for ACE begins February 6, 2023 and closes on April 18, 2023. Awards will be given on July 1.
Click here to apply for an ACE Scholarship.