TUITION AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS
- General Financial Aid
- Families can be considered for aid by applying directly with FACTS and applications are reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee. The application opens in January. The annual deadline is May 20th, but additional applications will be considered throughout the summer. The first round of aid is awarded directly to your FACTS account and letters regarding aid will be sent out.
- Financial Aid Named Scholarships & Financial Aid Donations
- Throughout the year our generous donors provide funds to be awarded to families in need. These funds are available after general funds are awarded. To be considered for these scholarships and donated funds, families must apply through FACTS. Only one application is necessary for general and tuition aid scholarships/donations.
- HCA Merit Scholarship
- HCA Merit Scholarship has a separate application and is available to current HCA 7-12th grade students. Applications are available in the Upper School Office. Several factors are considered in awarding these scholarships including but not limited to, grades, involvement, need, and years at HCA. Funds for this scholarship are generated through the annual HCA Golf Outing.
- Tri-County Scholarship Fund (TSCF)
These scholarships are need-based and are provided through an outside organization. The Mission of Tri-County Scholarship Fund is to raise money to provide financial support to deserving and economically disadvantaged children in Morris, Passaic and Sussex counties of New Jersey, regardless of race, religion, or national origin, so they can obtain a quality, values-centered education through accredited K-12 private elementary and secondary schools. You can apply for these scholarships or visit our Tri-County Scholarship Fund page for more information.
For more information about tuition aid opportunities, please contact
Please be advised that the deadline for scholarship application is February 15, of the current school year
Tri-County Scholarship Fund, a New Jersey not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is neither religious nor sectarian. It was founded in 1981 through the leadership of Edward L. Hennessy, Jr. retired CEO of Allied Signal and the Most Reverend Frank J. Rodimer. Alarmed by the decaying public school system and the mounting inequities in educational choice for families in poorer communities, Mr. Hennessy and Bishop Rodimer joined forces to create an organization that would provide scholarship assistance to New Jersey students, based solely on financial need, so that children could attend private school. Since 1981, over 27,000 scholarships have been awarded representing over $17 million in Tri-County Scholarship Fund assistance.
The mission of Tri-County Scholarship Fund is to provide financial support to deserving and economically disadvantaged children, regardless of race, religion, or national origin, so they can obtain a quality value-centered education through accredited parochial and private schools in Passaic, Morris, and Sussex counties.
Who Receives Scholarships?
Scholarships are awarded annually to hundreds of students. Many families are immigrants struggling to provide their children with a quality education in a safe and disciplined environment.
Families reflect the diversity of their communities: 68% Hispanic, 13% Caucasian, 12% African-American, and 7% other.
90% of recipients qualify for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program, a large percentage of our urban recipients are non-Catholic, 97% of seniors take the SAT I as compared to 85% in the State and 48% in the Nation. The mean combined SAT score from our schools is 1062, as compared to 714 for inner-city public schools. TCSF scholars attend colleges/universities such as Rutgers, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Boston College, Montclair State, and Notre Dame, to name just a few.
Hawthorne Christian Academy now partners with the Tri-County Scholarship Fund to help eligible families receive tuition assistance. Visit Tri-County Scholarship Fund to learn more to apply.