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Tuition & Financial Aid

Investing in Your Child's Future

Sacred Heart Academy students come from more than 55 zip codes in the suburban Philadelphia area, from various race, religions and economic backgrounds. Our girls share a wide range of interests and talents. A Sacred Heart student is eager to learn and enjoys participating fully in school life. Our girls are accepting of one another and understand the importance of giving back. They strive to be leaders who have a positive impact on their school and community.

At Sacred Heart Academy, your daughter will not only find her voice, but she will be assured that her voice will be heard.



Tuition and Fees by Division


Activity Fees

Upper School- Grades 9-12



Middle School- Grades 5-8



Lower School- Grades 1-4







Activity fees cover the cost of local field trips, technology usage, yearbook, and selected extracurricular arts activities

Additional fees per grade may be required for the following activities


Athletic Fees (Upper school only)

Per Season / Per Sport



School Musical Fee


Graduation (12th grade)


Kairos Retreat (12th grade)


8th Grade Retreat


Upon your daughter’s acceptance, a contract and $1,000 non-refundable enrollment fee are required to secure enrollment. The enrollment fee is applied toward tuition.

During the contract process, families will be required to create an account with SMART tuition.  Fees for enrolling in Smart Tuition are referenced below.

Voluntary Faculty & Staff Benefits and Enrichment Contribution

Sacred Heart Academy prides itself on a reputation for educating the whole person. SHA's success of this process hinges on the dedicated people that make it happen -- our faculty and staff.

Your support of the Faculty & Staff Benefits and Enrichment Fund allows us to continue to attract, support and retain the highest quality faculty and staff. Your consideration of a voluntary contribution of 5% of the annual tuition, per enrolled child, insures that annual increases in faculty & staff benefits and enrichment programming will be provided.

Steps to Apply For Financial Aid

Steps to Apply for Financial Aid

Payment plans

Sacred Heart Academy offers three payment plans through the SMART Tuition program:

1.    Pay in full by July 15 ($20 SMART Tuition Fee)

2.    Pay in two installments, due July 15 and December 15 ($41 SMART Tuition Fee)

3.    10 payments from July – April ($41 SMART Tuition Fee)

Smart Tuition FAQ

Tuition Refund Plan

Families choosing payment plan 2 and 3 are required to enroll in the Tuition Refund Plan.  The cost for this plan is 1.4% of the annual tuition.  The cost for this insurance is added to the SMART Tuition plan.

Why do you need a tuition refund plan?

Your financial obligation to the school is for the full annual tuition as stated in the school’s enrollment contract. The school cannot refund tuition or cancel unpaid obligations if your child withdraws during the academic year.

Dewar Plan FAQ

Financial Aid

Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr is committed to enrolling a student body that represents varied economic background. The school has made substantial efforts to help families with the cost of a Sacred Heart education.  Questions about the financial aid process should be directed to Tammy Hart, Director of Enrollment Management.

Please be aware that awards are based solely on demonstrated financial need. All requests for financial assistance and family financial information are evaluated by the SHA Financial Aid Committee and held in strict confidence.  Applying for financial assistance has no bearing on the admissions decision.

How to apply for financial aid

Applicant families and current families who do not currently receive financial assistance are asked to apply for financial aid using School & Student Services (SSS) by NAIS. SSS provides a framework through which household need can be measured fairly and equitably. Recommendations from SSS are used by the SHA Financial Aid Committee in accordance to the School’s policies to determine the award amount.

All families must complete the Parent’s Financial Statement (PFS) and upload required tax documents.  This process must be completed annually.

Sacred Heart Academy’s SSS School Code is 2625.


Smart Tuition FAQ

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Timeline for Financial Aid

Please follow this Timeline for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Deadlines

9th grade applications

New applications

Renewed applications




All grades


Application for Financial Aid begins




Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS)




Required tax documents:


2018: W-2 and 1040




2019:  W-2




2019:  1040





Notification of estimated award





Family acceptance of award and enrollment in SHA





Certification of Award after receipt of 2019 tax Information