St. James Academy’s belief that Catholic education is the commitment and responsibility of the parents leads to our need-based financial aid policy that dictates a percentage of tuition from the operating budget to be used exclusively for financial aid. Also, the Johnson County parishes provide the subsidy to reduce the tuition responsibility of their parishioners. The criteria for determining need-based financial assistance are the same for all three Johnson County High Schools (Bishop Miege, Saint Thomas Aquinas, and St. James Academy). Generally, the amount of assistance for which a family qualifies will be the same at each high school.
To be considered for a customized plan for the 2019-20 school year, complete an application through FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment. It is necessary that families submit a new application for each school year, regardless of this year’s application result.
For the 2017-18 school year, St. James awarded 1.8 million dollars in need-based aid, and 37% of students received some form of payment modification. While St. James is generously funded for financial aid, each family’s case is individually considered, and funds are distributed on a first-come, first served basis.