Register for Smart Aid Online
School Code is 13186
Instructions to Register Online
Section 1 – Household Information
Parent/Guardian: Enter the parent or guardian’s contact information. Please be sure to enter all fields with accuracy.
Dependent: Enter all dependents that live in the household. For dependents in college, select the “attending another private school” status option. Please be sure to enter all fields with accuracy.
Section 2 – Selecting A School
Enter your school’s five-digit code or name in the search box. If you want to search for schools near you that are participating in the Smart Aid program, you can search by city and state. Make your selection by checking the select check box. Once a school or multiple schools are selected, you will then need to select the student(s) you wish to apply for aid at the appropriate school(s). After the school(s) have been selected, you will then need to select the upcoming grade for the student, student code (if applicable), and tuition expected for the upcoming year.
Section 3 – Income & Expenses
Enter any income the household receives, employment, business or supplemental. If the work status is selected as ‘employed’, ‘self-employed’, ‘unemployed, receiving benefits’, or ‘disabled, receiving benefits,’ you will be required to enter this income source in the appropriate section before moving through the application. Please enter all expenses as they pertain to your household. Please be sure to enter all fields with accuracy.
Section 4 – Assets & Debts
Enter all assets and debts as they pertain to your household. Please be sure to enter all fields with accuracy.
Section 5 – Special Circumstances
Check off any special circumstance that pertains to your household. If no option available best describes your household’s circumstance, please check ‘other’ and describe your situation.
Section 6 – Submit
If your school uses family school codes, please be sure to make the appropriate selection. Please agree to Smart Aid’s terms and conditions. Click SUBMIT to complete your online application.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who should complete this aid application?
A: Whomever the child resides with should fill this application out, whether it is a parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle, or legal guardian. There is a section within the application where you can enter contributions from non-custodial parents and relatives.
Q: Why do I need to input my spouse’s information if I am remarried and they are not legally responsible for my children?
A: Smart Aid’s calculation works off of the total household income, therefore including all income, whether the party is legally responsible for your children or not. Our system however, does take into effect your spouse’s expenses as well as their income. It is important to list all expenses that are asked of within the application.
Q: I do not have the required tax documents. HELP!
A: Include the most recent tax documentation you have available. If you are asked for a specific line from a tax document that you have not yet completed, please estimate the projected amount.
Q: How will I know if I qualify for aid or not?
A: We do not disclose information about the results of your application. All final tuition aid decisions, including notification of an award amount (if any); will be made by your school. For the date award notices will be given, please contact your school directly.