How To Apply for Tuition Assistance

If you are interested in applying for Tuition Assistance, please review the process and steps below. Please note that Advent will not review completed assistance applications unless the parent(s) have signed a contract.

  1. Determine Family Contribution: Discuss and decide the maximum amount your family can contribute.

  2. Apply: Visit the Smart Aid web site (, preferably by December 1, to complete the online application for tuition assistance. There is a $35 application fee. Detailed instructions are downloadable from the box on the right. If you have any questions during the process, you may reach Smart Aid at 800-360-8027, Monday through Friday from 6 AM to 12AM and Saturday 8 AM to 4:30 PM Central Time. As part of the Smart Aid application process, you will have to upload a variety of tax forms to verify the information entered is correct.

  3. Qualify: Your demonstrated financial need, as determined by your Smart Aid Family Report and our Tuition Assistance Committee, will determine if you qualify for an award.

  4. Be Selected: The amount of qualified applicants every year exceeds the annual tuition assistance budget. Qualifying for a tuition assistance award does not automatically mean your child will be selected.

  5. Accept: If offered an award, your family will need to decide whether to accept or not.
After-school Care assistance may be considered by the school for those who qualify for tuition assistance.

All awards are based on demonstrated financial need and may not be combined with one another.

Application Instructions

The Advent Code for Smart Aid = 13146