Financial Assistance

Belen Jesuit Preparatory School makes financial assistance available to all students who attend the school regardless of race, color, creed, disability or national origin. The Financial Assistance Program takes the form of hardship assistance. Hardship assistance is determined based on financial need subsequent to the evaluation of the financial assistance application. Belen Jesuit does not award academic or athletic merit-based scholarships.
 
Belen Jesuit awards financial assistance based on demonstrated need to families of accepted students in Grade 6 through 12, and assists families of qualified students who would benefit from the school’s program, but who otherwise would not be able to afford to attend. The student’s admission process is separate from the financial assistance application so that the student is guaranteed consideration on his own merits, not on the family’s ability to pay tuition.

Awards are not intended to cover 100% of the cost of attending Belen and are given for one year. Families must reapply each year. 

To assist the school's financial assistance committee in determining financial need, the school uses Smart Aid, an outside service that collects and processes all financial assistance paperwork.  All completed applications and corresponding documents are thoroughly reviewed by our committee in a timely manner.
 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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  • KEY DATES

    • November 18, 2019: Financial Assistance applications open
    • February 28, 2020: Deadline for completion of Financial Assistance application
    • April 1, 2020: Financial Assistance awards announced
    • April 15, 2020: 2019 year-end IRS forms and schedules must be uploaded to Smart Aid to finalize the award
  • CURRENT BELEN JESUIT FAMILIES APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

    All forms must be uploaded to Smart Aid by February 28, 2020, for the following school year. Additionally, parent(s) are required to send a cover letter to Ana Manrara at amanrara@belenjesuit.org stating why the family is applying for financial assistance. 

    Requests for financial assistance must be completed annually. In addition, students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 and all financial obligations with the school must be current.

    If you apply after the February 28 deadline, you will not be considered in the first round of committee meetings.  Note that all financial assistance awards are contingent upon the receipt and review of your 2019 year-end IRS forms and schedules. Families applying for financial aid should plan to file their tax returns early.
  • NEW FAMILIES APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

    As a new family applying to Belen Jesuit, it is important that you complete the application on Smart Aid by February 28, 2020, for the following school year.

    In addition to uploading all required IRS forms to Smart Aid. Additionally, parent(s) are required to send a cover letter to Ana Manrara at amanrara@belenjesuit.org stating why the family is applying for financial assistance.

    Note that all financial assistance awards are contingent upon the receipt and review of your 2019 year-end IRS forms and schedules. Families applying for financial aid should plan to file their tax returns early.
  • DIVORCED OR SEPARATED FAMILIES

    Should a divorced family be seeking financial assistance for their child, both the custodial and non-custodial parents must complete separate Smart Aid applications. Belen Jesuit considers the assets and income of both natural parents, if living, before considering any award. Copy of the divorce decree must be submitted to Ana Manrara at amanrara@belenjesuit.org.  
  • STEP UP AND AAA SCHOLARSHIPS

    Belen Jesuit is a participating school with the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship and Florida Private School Scholarships. These programs provide income-based scholarships to qualified families. Parents applying for financial aid at Belen Jesuit are required to apply for the following two scholarships. Families new to the program will be able to apply in January 2020. Renewing families may apply now.

    Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (Step-Up)
    Click here to learn more about how the scholarship works and to view the income chart.

    Florida Private School Scholarship (AAA)  
    Click here to learn more about how the scholarship works 
     
    Proof of application must be submitted via email to Ms. Ana Manrra.
  • APPLICATIONS COMPLETED AFTER THE DEADLINE

    New and renewal applications completed after the specified deadlines, as long as funds remain available, may be considered. Amounts awarded to this final group may be reduced as our budget nears exhaustion.

    Funds are not reserved for families whose application or supporting documents are received late.

Contact Us

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The Belen Financial Assistance Program is made possible thanks to the generous contributions of friends and family of Belen. The school's three signature events - Annual Gala, Father Izquierdo Memorial Golf Tournament, and the Annual Fr. Dorta- Duque, SJ Memorial Tombola help fund the financial assistance program.
BELEN JESUIT PREPARATORY SCHOOL
500 SW 127th Avenue, Miami, FL 33184
phone: 305.223.8600 | fax: 305.227.2565 | email: webmaster@belenjesuit.org
Belen Jesuit Preparatory School was founded in 1854 in Havana, Cuba by Queen Isabel II of Spain.  The task of educating students was assigned to the priests and brothers of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), whose teaching tradition is synonymous with academic excellence and spiritual discipline.  In 1961, the new political regime of Cuba confiscated the School property and expelled the Jesuit faculty.  The School was re-established in Miami the same year, and over the next decade, continued to grow.  Today, Belen Jesuit sits on a 30-acre site in western Dade County, only minutes away from downtown Miami.