Scholarships & Awards

There are two types of financial awards provided by St. Joseph's Academy. Families may apply for endowed scholarships (financial aid), or families of incoming freshmen may apply to receive one of three merit-based awards.

Endowed Scholarships
(Financial Aid)

In keeping with the vision of the Sisters of St. Joseph, no student has ever been denied admission or an SJA education solely on the basis of her family's ability to pay full tuition. The philosophy of SJA’s tuition assistance program is that an Academy education be available to all young ladies who wish to attend and have the academic ability and motivation to succeed.

We recognize that tuition can feel prohibitive to many families, and we are committed to making SJA accessible and affordable for all admitted students. We value a school community that includes students from a variety of economic backgrounds.

Each year, SJA offers more than $750,000 in financial aid through our Endowed Scholarships program. Endowed Scholarships are given each year to families based on their financial profile. There are currently 68 fully endowed scholarships held in the SJA Foundation. Interest earned by these scholarships funds SJA's tuition assistance program. Need-based awards range from $1,100 to $8,500, with the average award being $5,000 per family. Typically, an Endowed Scholarship is given to 135-155 families per year.

Merit-Based Awards

Contact Us

For questions regarding admissions at SJA or the application process, please contact our Admissions Team:
Meredith Smith
Admissions Director
(225) 388-2243

Corynn Major '17
Assistant Admissions Director
(225) 388-2209

There are so many reasons why St. Joseph’s Academy is a great fit for every girl. To learn more about SJA, visit our Why SJA page.