2024 - 2025 Tuition Information

Tuition for the 2024-2025 school year is $16,740.

Payments are processed through Blackbaud Tuition Management. Any scholarships or financial aid will be reflected on Blackbaud Tuition Management as a deduction from tuition.  

Tuition Payment Plans

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  • 12 Monthly Payments

    If you are currently paying tuition on a monthly basis, your monthly payments run from July through June.  

    To clarify, our monthly payment plans are designed to span a period of 12 months, which is longer than the typical 10-month school year. The purpose of this extended timeframe is to distribute the payment amounts more evenly and reduce the burden on individuals by making the monthly payments lower.

    Attention parents of Seniors:  If you are currently paying tuition on a monthly basis, through Blackbaud Tuition Management, your final payment will be processed in June on your regular payment date.
  • Pay in Full

    Payment in Full on or before July. With this payment option only, payment in full can be paid by check or via Blackbaud Tuition Management.
  • Special Payment Plans Upon Request

    Upon request, special payment plans will be considered. 

    An example would be:  two payments of 50% of tuition and fees due by July and January.


Scholarships are awarded to applicants who possess a strong academic record and excel on the High School Placement Test. These awards are renewable each year.

Applicants for Padua Academy’s Class of 2023 earned over $350,000 in academic scholarships.


Finance Staff

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  • Photo of Michael Julian

    Michael Julian 

    Director of Finance
  • Photo of Angela Smith

    Angela Smith 

    Accounting Specialist
If you have questions specific to applying for financial aid, contact our Finance team below.

Financial Aid

Padua Academy uses School and Student Services (SSS) to process our applications. Eligibility for financial aid is based on an estimate of a family’s ability to contribute to their cost of education. Awards, in part, are determined by the information provided on the SSS application.  Receiving an award one year is not a guarantee that the same dollar amount will be awarded in subsequent years; awards can change. This is due in part to Padua’s desire to assist as many families as possible.

Families of freshmen and incoming students desiring financial aid must complete an application using the SSS Financial Aid Form.

Please note that a financial aid application must be completed each year to be considered for an award.  Reminders about this will be in the weekly Panda Gram.  Padua Academy’s SSS school code is 5635.


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  • Who makes the decision on Financial Aid?

    Padua's Financial Aid Committee makes the decisions.
  • How will you be notified if qualified for Financial Aid?

    Incoming Freshmen:
    Incoming freshmen will be notified of their aid decision by mid-December via email. 

    Returning Students:
    Returning students will be notified of their aid decision by the end of February each year via email.  

    Aid decisions will be sent out via email through SSS.  The email will come from the email address  even though it is being sent from SSS. Please be sure to check your spam account, as sometimes it is routed there.
  • Are there options outside of Padua for Financial Aid?

    Yes, the Diocese of Wilmington accepts applications for tuition assistance through their Visions for the Future Education Trust Fund. More details listed below on this page.

    Applications are submitted online to FACTS, an independent agent assigned to evaluate the financial need of those seeking assistance.  Link to apply on this page.

    Padua is not able to answer questions about this aid as it is run by the Diocese.

Vision for the Future - Aid Through the Diocese

Vision for the Future (VFTF), through the Diocese of Wilmington’s Education Trust Fund, tuition assistance is offered to children attending Catholic elementary and secondary school whose parents struggle to afford the full cost of tuition.
Funds held within the Trust and restricted to the support of tuition assistance combined with those raised through the annual diocesan Share in the Spirit collection are distributed annually.

Applications are submitted online to FACTS, an independent agent assigned to evaluate the financial need of those seeking assistance.  Low- to middle-income families struggling with tuition expenses are encouraged to apply.  

Applications for tuition assistance (Vision for the Future) for the 2024-2025 school year through the FACTS site opened September 15, 2023. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2024, and notification of awards will begin on March 1, 2024.

A Padua Academy education is an investment that alumnae fondly refer to as the greatest gift their families have given them.



Padua Academy treats all personal and financial information with the utmost confidentiality. We ensure that any information required and received from individuals is handled securely. Financial information is only shared with individuals directly involved in the aid determination process.
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