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 Options

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  • 12 Monthly Payments

    12 Monthly Payments beginning July and run through June. Monthly payments are made via automatic deduction from your bank account or via credit card. Available payment dates are the 1st, 10th, or 20th of the month. There is a $65 fee added to tuition if you choose this plan.
  • Payment in Full

    Payment in Full on or before July 1, 2024. 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.

Additional Fees

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  • $275 Activity Fee

    This fee covers your student’s cost of special programming such as school assemblies, curriculum enriching speakers, pep rallies, etc. This is a yearly fee and is paid as part of the tuition contract.
  • $300 Registration Fee

    Due upon signing the tuition contract. This non-refundable fee comprises a new student registration fee of $150 and an annual course scheduling fee of $150. The fee can be paid via credit card or by bank account. 
  • Class Dues

    These dues cover class specific programming such as spirituality retreats, class celebration days, etc. They are based on grade and paid as part of the tuition contract. 
    9th grade dues - $0
    10th grade dues - $30
    11th grade dues - $40
    12th grade dues - $60, $130 graduation fee
  • Additional Costs to Consider



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 2028 earned over $287,800 in academic scholarships.


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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.

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.

Catholic Diocese of Wilmington Vision for the Future Aid

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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