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Making the decision to enroll in a private, Catholic high school is an exciting one, but it also comes with its questions and challenges. Light on The Hill is designed to keep prospective and current students — and their parents — up-to-date on news, thoughts, and events relevant to the mission and values at St. Lawrence Seminary High School. 

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Financial Aid Options at St. Lawrence Seminary

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Investing in a St. Lawrence education is an investment in your son’s academic, spiritual and moral development, but for many families choosing a boarding school is a significant financial investment. Many families struggle with how to afford boarding school. St. Lawrence Seminary High School is guided by the long-standing practice of accepting students first based on merit, not by financial status. Financial aid is available to all U.S. families who demonstrate a financial need, and the amount of aid provided is based on validated need.

If you’re considering sending your child to St. Lawrence Seminary High School, you should consider the kinds of financial aid available.

Need-Based Financial Aid

This grant-based financial aid does not require repayment. The money provided to students for need-based financial aid is sourced from the budget of the school, and the family of the applicant is asked to provide information that explains their need for aid.

Tuition Payment Programs

Many lending agencies offer tuition payment programs that are able to help families afford the expenses of boarding school. These programs make it easier for families and individuals to manage tuition costs over the course of an academic year by dividing tuition bills in a more manageable way. The installments generally tend to be interest free, however, every school varies and some may require enrollment fees, so it’s important to check with every financial aid office.

Payment Plans

There are various payment plans available. International families can decide to make one or two payments. Domestic families can spread payments over one, two, four or ten installments. Payments can be made in cash, check, credit or debit card and money orders. St. Lawrence also partners with Smart Tuition for the processing and collection of our families’ tuition and fees. St. Lawrence and Smart Tuition work together to provide payment plans, access to online account balances, make payments, payment history, and reminders. There are no interest charges on payment plans.

For a full breakdown of St. Lawrence costs, financial aid and the educational value of a St. Lawrence education, we encourage you to download The Guide to Financial Aid at St. Lawrence Seminary High School.


St. Lawrence Seminary is an all boys Catholic boarding school located in Mt. Calvary, Wisconsin. We welcome students from Minnesota, Illinois and across the United States. Inspired by the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the example of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Lawrence Seminary provides a residential college preparatory education in a living Catholic community nurturing mature, well-rounded men of faith. See if St. Lawrence is right for you and your son. 

This entry was posted in Admissions & Financial Aid on March 05, 2019 by Francisco Sauceda