We believe cost should not be a barrier to an exceptional education.
It is our goal to provide outstanding educational opportunities for qualified students regardless of economic background. Northwest Academy offers need-based financial aid to about 25% of our students annually. Applying for financial aid does not affect a student’s chances for admission.

Northwest Academy partners with Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) to screen candidates applying for financial aid. Our Financial Aid Committee considers FAST’s calculation of need, along with a student’s academic record and potential to contribute to the school community, when determining awards. All applications are reviewed on an individual basis. Information obtained for this purpose is kept strictly confidential.

Northwest Academy maintains a strong commitment to our financial aid program and to enrolling economically diverse students. However, the need for financial aid is sometimes greater than the school is able to meet. We will work with families to find a solution whenever possible.

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  • Consideration

    Only those who have submitted all required forms and information will be considered for financial aid.
  • Priority

    Priority is given to returning students.
  • Good Academic & Behavioral Standing

    Students must be in good standing both academically and behaviorally in order for the school to consider reinvesting in their education.
  • Awards are for one year only

    The Financial Aid application process must be repeated for each school year, and while we cannot guarantee the awards from year to year, Northwest Academy does its very best to try and meet the needs of returning students.
  • Financial Aid Decisions

    The decision to award financial aid to an applicant and the amount of such aid is the sole judgment of the Financial Aid Committee.

2024-2025 School Year Application Deadline

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  • For Current Students

    January 19, 2024
  • For New Applicants

    February 2, 2024

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  • Decisions, Contract, and Deposit

    The Financial Aid Committee reviews aid applications in February and March. Applicants will be notified of their award status in mid-March, at the same time as admissions decisions and enrollment contracts are offered. A signed contract must be submitted and a non-refundable, 10% net-tuition deposit paid by the stated deadline in order to secure award funds. Failure to do so could result in the loss of the award.
  • For parents who are divorced, separated, or never married

    To make an accurate determination of a family’s need for financial aid, we require that both parents, custodial or non-custodial, submit the required financial information. Information from spouses of parents who have remarried and domestic partners who contribute to the family’s finances must also be included.
Questions? Contact Us
If you have questions, please contact our Business Office at business@nwacademy.org or 503-223-3367 ext. 105, or Admissions Office at admissions@nwacademy.org or 503-223-3367 ext. 104.