Financial Aid


The Scholarship Application period for 2018-19 is April 15-30. Scholarship applications are due by NOON on April 30th. Please contact Registrar Jill Wirth at 507-286-1050 if you have questions about the scholarship program. 

Scholarship Program information is now available. Financial Aid applications are distributed as part of the enrollment process.

What tuition assistance is available?

  • We keep tuition as low as possible but know that the full cost may be out of reach for some families.
  • We offer need-based scholarships to 12-15% of our families.
  • Funds may be available for new families or emergencies.
  • Our goal is to eventually offer tuition assistance to all those who would like to enroll at Schaeffer but need additional resources. 

How do I apply?

  • School families can apply each year between April 15-30. 
  • Application includes a full financial statement, similar to what colleges require for financial aid.

Are there merit scholarships?

  • The Jason Kelly Award is given to two students each year. The Jason Kelly Award, Schaeffer's highest honor, recognizes Christian character and academic achievement. It includes a $500 tuition stipend. Students are nominated by teachers and must have been continuously enrolled at Schaeffer Academy for at least one full school year.


  • For questions about emergency or new family tuition assistance outside of the April application period, or questions in general about tuition assistance, please contact Jill Wirth, Registrar, at 507-286-1050.