Tuition, Scholarships & Financial Aid

TUITION: $18,250
2022-2023 tuition for Villa Joseph Marie


SCHOLARSHIPS
The following scholarships are available to qualified applicants:

Academic Scholarships
Academic Scholarships are awarded each year to deserving students based on the results of the Placement & Scholarship Examination.

Alumnae Scholarships
One-year Alumnae Scholarships are awarded to deserving students who are the daughters or granddaughters of an Alumna of Villa Joseph Marie, based on Entrance/Scholarship Examination score, school records, recommendation, and interview.

Art Scholarships
Art Scholarships are awarded to deserving students based on curriculum vitae, letter of recommendation, and an 8- to 10-piece portfolio. Candidates must have completed the application process to Villa Joseph Marie to be considered. Deadline for submissions is November 1, 2022. Applications for this scholarship are now closed.

Instrumental Music Scholarships
Instrumental Music Scholarships are awarded to deserving students based on curriculum vitae, letter of recommendation, and an audition. Candidates must have completed the application process to Villa Joseph Marie to be considered. Deadline for submissions is October 7, 2022Applications for this scholarship are now closed.

Vocal Music Scholarships
Vocal Music Scholarships are awarded to deserving students based on curriculum vitae, letter of recommendation, and audition. Candidates must have completed the application process to Villa Joseph Marie to be considered. Deadline for submissions is October 7, 2022. Applications for this scholarship are now closed.

Accompanist Scholarships

Accompanist Scholarships will be awarded to accomplished pianists who will serve as accompanists to our Music Director during school Masses and assemblies. This award will be based on curriculum vitae, letter of recommendation, and audition. Candidates must have completed the application process to Villa Joseph Marie to be considered. Deadline for submissions is October 7, 2022. Applications for this scholarship are now closed.

First Responders and Military Scholarships
Villa is proud to introduce this new scholarship as a personal way to thank those that protect our community. Every incoming student (beginning with those that applied to Villa during the 2019-2020 school year) whose parent is currently a police officer, firefighter, medic or active military member is eligible to receive this $1,000 scholarship.
 
Sisters of St. Casimir Legacy Scholarship
The Sisters of St. Casimir Legacy Scholarship has been established by the Sisters to be awarded to a student who has demonstrated a commitment to serving her community by living Villa’s Mission and Mother Maria’s Motto: “Always More, Always Better, Always with Love.”  This scholarship is renewable for each of the student’s four years at Villa Joseph Marie as long as she remains in good academic and disciplinary standing. Deadline for submissions is November 1, 2022. Applications for this scholarship are now closed.
 
Mother Maria Kaupas Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2015 by the Villa Joseph Marie Class of 1960, in celebration of the Class’s 55th reunion, to honor our school’s Foundress and to reward students who emulate her virtues with a one-time $1,000 tuition award. Applicants should be passionate advocates and activists for positive change in the areas of social justice, environment, science, medicine, engineering, arts, literature, or culture. Recipients of this scholarship are required to demonstrate and document their commitment to their cause through submission of either an essay or a video that captures their vision, awareness, and activism for their cause. The deadline for submissions for the 2022-2023 school year is April 22, 2022. Going forward, this deadline will be in the fall with other scholarship deadlines. The deadline for submissions for the 2023-2024 school year is November 1, 2022. Submit essay or video to Mrs. Jennifer McDonald, Director of Institutional Advancement, at jmcdonald@vjmhs.org. All submissions must include the student’s name, class year, and email address.

 

ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS
Available from Sources Outside of Villa

The Ellis Trust: www.ellistrust.org/
The Matthew Holmes Scholarship Fund: mattyholmesscholarship.org/
The Monsignor John Mitchell Memorial Scholarship: Information coming soon.
 

FINANCIAL AID
There is a limited amount of need-based financial aid available. Please fill out an application.

Application
The deadline to apply for Financial aid is Monday, November 1, 2021, and the application is available via FACTS. Current Villa parents interested in applying should login to their account and click on Grant & Aid to start a new application. Prospective parents, whose daughters are applying for the Class of 2026 and are interested in applying for financial aid for the 2022-2023 school year, will first create an account on FACTS if they do not currently have one. The link is https://online.factsmgt.com/grant-aid/inst/3P3L7/landing-page.

529 Plan Provision
A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged savings plan designed to encourage saving for future college costs. On December 22, 2017, new tax legislation was signed that includes a provision permitting 529 plan account owners to use assets to pay for qualified K-12 tuition expenses up to $10,000 per year, per student. Account owners can treat qualified K-12 withdrawals as qualified expenses with respect to the federal and Pennsylvania state tax benefits. For additional guidance on this new provision, please consult a qualified tax adviser about your personal situation.

Admissions Portal
 

Admissions Office

Bailey Gorman '10
Director of Admissions, Teacher
215-357-8810 ext. 209
bagorman@vjmhs.org