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Financial Aid

St. Mary's is committed to enrolling students from diverse economic, ethnic, racial and social backgrounds. As part of that commitment, the school has a financial aid program for families who would otherwise be unable to consider St. Mary's as an option for their daughter's education.


Should I apply for financial aid?


St. Mary's encourages all families who feel that they will need assistance in meeting the cost of tuition to apply for financial aid. Often, families will ask for guidelines to help determine if they will be eligible for aid. However, each family's circumstances are unique and generate a response that is appropriate only for them.

Factors that influence award decisions include such things as family income, assets, number of children and of those, the number attending tuition-charging institutions (excluding universities), and outside scholarships and grants.

Financial aid decisions are made by a finance committee and are determined outside of the admissions process. A family's ability to pay is not part of the admission criteria.



Financial Aid Application


St. Mary's Academy uses FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment to determine a family's financial need. Families must re-apply each year by submitting an application and supporting documents directly to FACTS.

Financial Aid applications for the 2020-2021 school year for all families are due by January 17, 2020. Follow the link below to set up your login with FACTS. The application will be available in mid-October.

Click Here to Apply for Financial Aid

Supporting Documents:
Once an application has been completed, the following supporting documents must be sent to FACTS to complete the application process.



Applicants to Class of 2024


Supporting docs due by January 17, 2020, families will be notified with admissions decisions on March 12, 2020

  • Copies of your 2018 Federal tax forms including all supporting tax schedules
  • Copies of your 2018 W-2 forms for both you and your spouse.
  • Copies of supporting documentation for Social Security Income, Welfare, Child Support, Food Stamps, Workers' Compensation and TANF.
  • A letter explaining your family's financial situation. This will allow the committee to better understand how we can best provide financial assistance to your family. Financial aid applications submitted without letters will not be processed.

Current SMA Students and Transfer applicants


Supporting docs due by April 3, 2020, families will be notified in the spring.

  • Copies of your 2019 Federal tax forms including all supporting tax schedules
  • Copies of your 2019 W-2 forms for both you and your spouse.
  • Copies of supporting documentation for Social Security Income, Welfare, Child Support, Food Stamps, Workers' Compensation and TANF.
  • A letter explaining your family's financial situation. This will allow the committee to better understand how we can best provide financial assistance to your family. Financial aid applications submitted without letters will not be processed.

All supporting documentation and letters of explanation can be uploaded in .pdf format online, faxed to 866-315-9264 or mailed to the address below. Please be sure to include the applicant ID on all faxed or mailed correspondence. Please do not send documents to St. Mary's.

FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment
P.O. Box 82524
Lincoln, NE 68501-2524

If you have questions or concerns about the application process, you may speak with a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 866-441-4637.