Making Education Accessible

We are dedicated to helping families afford a Flintridge Sacred Heart education. Read on for all the details on how to complete your financial aid application.

Financial Support Programs

To help make a Flintridge Sacred Heart education accessible, we offer a financial aid program, scholarships, tuition payment options and student loan information. Approximately 35 percent of the Flintridge Sacred Heart’s student body receives some form of scholarship or financial aid. Below you will find information about each of our financial support programs. Funding for scholarships and financial aid comes from Flintridge Sacred Heart's operating budget, foundation grants, donors and endowment funds.

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  • Financial Aid

    Flintridge Sacred Heart has a growing financial aid program designed to support a strong, diverse student body that values both socioeconomic and cultural diversity. For the 2019-20 academic year, over $1.6 million was awarded in financial aid to qualified students and approximately 25 percent of Flintridge Sacred Heart's student body received need-based financial aid.

    Applying for financial assistance has no bearing on an applicant’s candidacy for admission. Decisions regarding financial aid are made after admission is determined. Families receiving aid can expect to continue receiving similar aid grants throughout their enrollment at Flintridge Sacred Heart unless financial circumstances improve.
    Financial Aid for Boarding Students
    Flintridge Sacred Heart offers financial aid to applicants whereby all sources of employment income can be verified by a United States tax return. Financial aid is not offered for room & board fees.

    The deadline to apply for financial aid is February 1, 2021. Click here for instructions and additional information. 

    Check out our frequently asked questions.
  • Scholarships

    All incoming ninth grade applicants are automatically considered based on sterling teacher/principal recommendations; demonstrated outstanding achievement in academics; entrance exam results; co-curricular activities; and service to school and community. The Veritas Scholarship is awarded competitively regardless of a family’s financial need and is renewable for subsequent years. Individual scholarships of up to $10,000 have been awarded in past yearsTo be considered, applicants must have an application completed and submitted by December 4, 2020.
  • Alumnae Awards

    Alumnae scholarships are awarded to ninth grade students whose mothers or grandmothers are Flintrige Sacred Heart alumnae and who have strong academic records. To apply, complete an . Due date is Feb. 3, 2021.
  • Student Loans

    Some financial institutions offer loans to finance a secondary education. Repayment of these loans typically takes place over 2-15 years. Interest rates are typically better than a personal loan from a local bank and depend on factors such as credit score, loan term and loan amount. For more information, sample institutions are listed below. NOTE: Flintridge Sacred Heart does not recommend or endorse these vendors.

    Your Tuition Solution: 
    Sallie Mae:  or 800-559-3220
Together, the scholarship I received and my parents gave me two gifts: An amazing high school education and a community that helped me find myself. Flintridge Sacred Heart fosters a family of students who lift each other up, and every teacher cares about their students on a very personal level.
—Jenna Gulick '13, Johansing Scholar

Financial Aid Instructions & Checklist

The information requested is essential to the Financial Aid Committee review process. The committee feels a strong responsibility to make fair and logical decisions. Your responsibility, if you wish to receive financial assistance, is to provide them with the information to make those decisions. To ensure your file receives full consideration, please complete each step below by February 3, 2020. Unfortunately, incomplete applications cannot be considered.

List of 10 frequently asked questions.

  • Step 1: Download Forms

    Download the following forms from our website:
      •  (NO fee required!)
  • Step 2: Complete Financial Aid Quesionnaire

    Complete the Financial Aid Questionnaire.

    TIP: Complete the Family Monthly Budget included on this form before the FACTS online application. This form is mandatory. It is useful for you when completing the online FACTS application and should be consistent with each other.
  • Step 3: Complete FACTS Application

    Complete the online FACTS application at .

    Applications will be available beginning November 1, 2019. There is a $35 nonrefundable application fee.

    TIP: Both parents must apply. If both parents are not applying, this MUST be explained in the Letter to the President. If not satisfactorily explained, your award eligibility may be automatically reduced by 50%.
  • Step 4: Obtain Tax Information

    Obtain the following tax information:
    1. 2019 W-2 Wage and Tax Statement copies for both you and your spouse.
    2. 2019 or 2018 filed tax return copies (form 1040, 1040A or 1040-EZ). See the note below.
    3. Other supporting tax schedule copies as listed on FACTS application (e.g., Schedule C and E)
    IMPORTANT NOTE FOR APPLICANTS WITH SCHEDULE C (Self Employment) INCOME: If your 2018 tax return or anticipated 2019 tax return includes over $50,000 of gross self-employment income (Schedule C), a 2019 tax return is required. If not available, you must submit a 2018 tax return by February 1 and a 2019 tax return by March 1.

    TIP: Don’t Forget Your K1s, 1120s and 1065s. If you have an ownership interest in a partnership, LLC or S corporation, you must submit your K1 for each entity. Where applicable, you must also submit Form 1120S (four pages) and Form 1065 (five pages). Your file will not be complete until these forms are received.
  • Step 5: Submit to FACTS

    Submit ALL required tax information to FACTS.

    Information may be sent piecemeal (e.g., 2018 tax return sent earlier than 2019 W2). The sooner we receive it, the better. Send it one of three ways:
    • Upload a PDF of your tax information for fastest processing. Once logged in, instructions are available on the landing page of the FACTS website.
    • Fax to FACTS at 866-315-9264.
    • Mail copies of your tax information to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment, P.O. Box 82524, Lincoln, NE 68501-2524. This is the slowest processing method.
    FACTS help is available at 866-315-9262 or by email at
  • Step 6: Complete Letter to Financial Aid Committee

    Complete the Letter to the Financial Aid Committee, Family Monthly Budget and obtain your mortgage statement or rental agreement.

    TIP: Use the Letter to the Financial Aid Committee wisely. The questionnaire lists eight examples of the type of items to include in this letter. If any of these are applicable to you, use this letter to explain it. This is what we are looking for in this letter. For example, if you have a negative cash flow, we need to understand how you are able to fund the deficit.
  • Step 7: Complete IRS Form

    Complete the IRS Form 4506 (request for copy of tax return)

    Be sure to sign it. No fee is required.
  • Step 8: Mail Your Information

    Mail five items (see checklist below):

    Flintridge Sacred Heart
    ATTN: Financial Aid
    440 St. Katherine Drive
    La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
  • Checklist

    Complete and upload to FACTS by Feb. 3, 2020Complete and mail to Flintridge Sacred Heart by Feb. 3, 2020
    •  Online FACTS application
    •  2019 W2s
    •  Federal tax returns (complete copy with all schedules, e.g. A, B, C, D, E, etc.); no worksheets, please
    •  All business tax returns for partnerships and corporations: k1s for each entity, 1120S (four pages) & 1065 (five pages)
    •  Questionnaire
    •  Letter to Financial Aid Committee
    •  Family Monthly Budget
    •  Mortgage statement, home equity statement or home rental agreement (all that apply)
    •  Signed IRS Form 4506 (no fee required)

    TIP: File a complete application. All of the above items are due by February 3, 2020 to complete your file. Incomplete files are usually due to missing tax information as listed on the online FACTS application. When you login to FACTS, missing documentation is listed on the first landing page. Keep checking until your file is complete!
  • You're Done!

    Please  for more TIPS on how to successfully complete your application.

     to download the instructions and checklist as a PDF.

    Important Note: Flintridge Sacred Heart reserves the right to request additional financial information (e.g., credit reports) and/or withdraw financial aid at any time during the school year should discrepancies be discovered in the information provided.

Tuition & Fees







Student Parking: $200
Annual Bus Service: $1,295



Tuition: $27,650
Room and Board: $34,090
Total: $61,740




Refundable Key & Lock Deposit: $60
Refundable Minor Medical Deposit: $250
Boarding Student Medical Insurance: $625


Billed by Flintridge Sacred Heart

Tuition Refund Plan: $300 (only if full payment not received by June 20, 2020)
New Student Fee: $1,500 (one time only)
Graduation Fee: $925 (seniors only)
Technology: $500
Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Fee: $95

Variable Costs

Books: $300 - $600
Uniforms: $300 - $500

Payment Plans

Flintridge Sacred Heart provides three payment options:

One Payment

Full year's tuition due by June 1

Two Payments

Due June 1 (60%) and December 1 (40%)*

Ten Payments

Starting June 1 (day students only)*

*Requires participation in Tuition Refund Plan

See Tuition and Fee Schedule for or for additional information.



Financial Aid Director


Financial Aid Administrator




440 St. Katherine Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

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Flintridge Sacred Heart, a Catholic, Dominican, independent, college-preparatory, day and boarding school, educates young women for a life of faith, integrity, and truth.

Flintridge Sacred Heart admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid, and athletic and other school-administered programs.