Tuition & Assistance

Tuition & Financial Assistance

The doors of St. Cecilia Academy are open to students and families of all socio-economic backgrounds who desire to be a part of the school's mission and vision. We are proud of the geographic, cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic diversity of our students. Our students come from 44 different zip codes, and 37% of our students receive need-based Financial Assistance. The St. Cecilia Academy experience is enhanced and enriched by the growing diversity and inclusiveness welcoming spirit of its student body, and the school tries hard to work individually with each family, regardless of financial situation.
Tuition for 2024-2025
High School: $22,800
Junior High: $19,900
Books and course fees vary depending on a student's schedule
Sibling Tuition Discount
  • Families with one or two children enrolled would receive no discount
  • Families with three children will receive a 25% discount for the third child
  • Families with four or more children will receive a 25% discount for the third child and a 50% discount for the fourth and any subsequent children.
  • The discount will always be applied to the youngest child.
  • Siblings enrolled at St. Cecilia Academy and/or Overbrook Catholic School are eligible for the discount
Registration Fee - $400
Consumable supplies, laboratory fees, handbooks, some student activities

How do I apply for Financial Assistance?

The FACTS application opens on November 1 for the 2025-2026 academic year.

Please wait until November 1 to click here to fill out and submit the 2025-2026 FACTS Application.

  • You must complete this step to be considered for Financial Assistance or Scholarships.
  • SCA families must submit the FACTS Application each year to be eligible for Financial Assistance or Scholarships

Information about the FACTS Application
  • You must also submit the following supporting documents to complete your FACTS Application.
    • IRS Federal Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
    • W2 Wage and Tax Statement for both you and your spouse.
  • FACTS will collect all supporting documents and create the report to send to St. Cecilia Academy.

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    SCA offers need-based financial assistance on a fund-available basis for families who have demonstrated need. Assessment of annual financial need is determined by FACTS, a third-party financial institution, and complies with the requirements of TSSAA.

    1. Families who wish to apply for financial assistance can do so through FACTS Management, our third-party financial assessment partner. FACTS requires a $40 online application fee. Our Financial Assistance application opens on November 1, 2024. Apply Now.
    2. Families must submit the following supporting documents to FACTS by February 1, 2025:
      • A copy of each parent's 2022 W-2.
      • A completed and signed 2022 Tax Form 1040 copy with all filed schedules and attachments.
      • A copy of each parent's 2023 W-2's.
      • A copy of any other financial awards already granted to your children.
    3. Families must submit a completed and signed copy of 2023 Tax Form 1040 with all schedules and attachments by April 16, 2025.

    Please note: Awards are not finalized until St. Cecilia Academy has reviewed the 2024 Tax Form 1040 and approved the financial assistance based on a family's demonstrated need.

    November 1, 2024
    The application for financial assistance for the 2025-2026 school year opens via FACTS Management, our third-party financial assessment partner. FACTS requires a $40 online application fee.

    February 1, 2025
    Your application must be submitted by this date to be considered. Consideration and availability of funds cannot be guaranteed for any family whose documents are received after February 1, 2025.

    March 1, 2025
    An estimate of financial assistance will be uploaded into your mySCA portal account for all accepted new students who applied for financial assistance by February 1.

    April 16, 2025
    The 2023 Tax Form 1040 must be submitted by this date. Awards become final once St. Cecilia Academy has received and reviewed the 2023 Tax From 1040.



The Alma Wehby Memorial Scholarship is designated for a family with financial need and established in memory of Alma by her sister, Elizabeth, who was dedicated to supporting Catholic education. The scholarship started in 2014 through a bequest in Elizabeth’s will.

The Andrea and Samantha Wheatley Scholarship – Awarded to a qualified minority Asian student expressing financial need.

The Dr. Henry Schmitt Scholarship is awarded to a St. Cecilia student with several siblings whose family is committed to providing a Catholic education for their daughter.

The Guadalupe Scholarship – Awarded to a qualified minority Hispanic student with financial need.

The Janelle Nickens Warwick Scholarship – Provides tuition assistance for young women with financial need.

The Jesse and Anita Harris Scholarship – Provides need-based tuition assistance for a student from Christ the King Parish School. It was established in 2008 by the Bodell Family.

The Karen and William Goodyear Scholarship, in memory of Dolly Schultz – Karen wanted to honor her mother, so this SCA alumna and her husband created the scholarship for deserving young women who demonstrate financial need.

The Kathleen Dyer Abbey Scholarship is in memory of “Kathy,” who graduated in 1982 and was an exceptionally caring and loving young lady. The award goes to qualified students who exhibit those same qualities.

The Margaret Bost Scholarship – For deserving students from Holy Name and St. Joseph parishes.

The Mary Friel Brown Scholarship – Mary Friel Brown, a 1932 graduate, established this scholarship through a bequest in her will for students who need and qualify for financial need.

The Mary Sue and Joel Cheek Scholarship – Great supporters of Catholic education who wanted to help students with demonstrated financial need.

The Pamela Hathcock deZevallos, Flora Bentley deZevallos, and Willie Bentley Horstmann Scholarship are awarded to students interested in academics and athletics based on financial need.

The Patrick and Ann Marie McRedmond Scholarship was established in 1987 for students who need and qualify for financial assistance.

The Regina Higdon Scholarship – Memorial scholarship is designed to help Christ the King School graduates who maintain a 2.5 GPA and love the arts. The Community Foundation provides the application and funding at Applicants for this award must apply directly to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

The St. Cecilia Academy Alumnae Association Scholarship – Legacy award for the daughter, granddaughter, or sister of an alumna of St. Cecilia Academy with demonstrated financial need.

The SCA Class of 1971 Scholarship – 4-year award to a promising student with demonstrated outside interests in service, sports, music, fine arts, etc.

The SCA Class of 1976 Scholarship – 4-year award to a student committed to service.

The SCA Class of 2011, 150th Anniversary Scholarship -Tuition assistance for young women with financial need.

The Sara Hynes Lea Scholarship – Provides tuition assistance for young women with financial need.

The Sr. Annunciata Roesslein and Sr. Louise Marie Roesslein Scholarship is for students with qualified financial need.


The Chip Dobbs Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to a rising senior with financial need who demonstrates Chip’s characteristics of leadership, initiative, and ability to overcome obstacles.

The Lisa Elcan Bruner Memorial Award – Awarded to the senior voted The St. Cecilia Girl.

The Lynn Robert Fredericksen Memorial Scholarship – Rising junior or senior who demonstrates interest in American history, Model UN, or Youth Legislature with demonstrated financial need.

The Wieck Family Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to a rising sophomore, junior, or senior who shows a commitment to SCA and whose family is encountering financial hardship but is committed to a Catholic education for their daughter.

The William T. Coakley Memorial Scholarship – Rising senior who demonstrates interest and ability in entrepreneurship and has demonstrated financial need. Requires two letters of recommendation and an essay.

The Beverly Deal Ammarell (’69) Scholarship – On the occasion of her 50th reunion, the Ammarrell family set up this scholarship to honor their mother’s strength, her dedication to academic excellence, and her devotion to St. Cecilia Academy. The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who demonstrates a desire to study in the fields of engineering, mathematics, or the sciences. A cumulative minimum B average in all math and science classes is required, and the award is based on the review of grades earned throughout the recipient’s career at St. Cecilia Academy.

Parish Subsidies

Each Parish independently determines their amount and directly submits a check to St. Cecilia Academy. The St. Cecilia Academy Business Office deducts the amount from your Tuition balance. These checks are typically received during the Fall semester.
    • Cathedral of the Incarnation
    • Catholic Church of the Assumption
    • Holy Family Catholic Church
    • Mother Teresa Catholic Church
    • St. Philip Catholic Church
    • St. Pius X Catholic Church
    • St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
    • St. Stephen Catholic Community
Click here to download the 2024-2025 parish Subsidy Form
Once you have completed the form, please submit it to your Parish's Business Office.