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Scholarships & Financial Aid


Academic scholarships are based on the student’s grades from the 6th through 8th, standardized test scores, teacher recommendations, attendance, and TACHS Exam scores. Once given an Academic Award, students must maintain their high academic performance of 80% or better, serve as student leaders and models of Aquinas Values which are subject to review annually. 

Scholarship dollar amounts vary from $2,000 to $8,000. Students awarded an academic scholarship will be notified in their acceptance letter. 


External Programs

Inner City Scholarship Fund through Archdioceses of New York 

New applicants: Archdiocesan Scholarships are accepted through Inner City--Scholarship Fund or Children Scholarship Fund. Families should seek guidance from their elementary school principal regarding applying. Please include Aquinas High School as your school of choice.

Current scholars: For families who currently have an award through Inner - City Scholarship Fund or Children Scholarship Fund, please renew the application with your elementary school representative in the spring and include Aquinas High School as your school of choice.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid  Making Catholic Education Affordable
Financial Aid is need based aid in which any family can apply. Aquinas High School has partnered with FACTS Management to secure applications, verification of documents and distribution of awards. There is a $35 application fee per family. Please select the link below to apply. 
Financial Aid Information and Application Day will be held on January 26, 2019 from 12pm-2pm!
Items you will need when applying include: 
Signed 2018 income tax returns 
W-2 forms and other records of money earned 
Records of untaxed income, such as child support received, IRA/ pension deductions, veteran’s benefits, or military allowances 
Federal and State funded program budget letters
Once the appropriate documents are verified, the Financial Aid application will be processed by Aquinas High School. You will receive a decision within 2-3 weeks after the documents have been verified. 
Financial Aid results vary per family based on need and availability of funds. 
Who to contact regarding Financial Aid through Aquinas High School...
Celeste Calabro
Tuition and Financial Aid Specialist
Nereida Contreras
School Business Manager and Director of Financial Aid
Kelly Hernandez
Director of Admissions