Financial Aid

We offer several options to help families manage tuition. Families with multiple children enrolled in grades kindergarten through eight receive tuition discounts. See the tuition rates posted on this site for further information.

Sacred Heart School offers a flexible monthly payment plan that spreads tuition out over 10 months through the SMART tuition program.

The Archdiocese of Newark also sponsors The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children to support needy families who choose Catholic schools. For more information on the scholarship and to download an application CLICK HERE.

Applications are also available in the Sacred Heart School office.


The mission of The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children (SFIC) is to provide disadvantaged children with the opportunity for a sound values-based education in a safe environment by providing scholarships to private and parochial schools. Scholarships are awarded without regard to race, religion or ethnicity to children of low-income families living in the urban and inner cities of Union, Essex, Bergen and Hudson counties.

Facts About The Scholarship Fund

  • For families residing and attending Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Newark (Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union Counties).
  • Scholarships are based upon financial need and are awarded without regard to religion, race or ethnicity.
  • The average amount of the SFIC Scholarship Grants for the 2012-2013 academic year is $1,000 for Elementary and High School students entering grades K through 12. (All Pre-Kindergarten programs are not eligible).
  • Applications will be available starting October 1, 2011 at your Catholic School office and at
  • Applications must be postmarked by December 31, 2011.
  • Financial documentation is required along with the completed application.
  • A $15 non-refundable Money Order payable to SFIC is required (one per family). No personal checks will be accepted.
  • Only one scholarship per student. Students in grades K-8 receiving tuition assistance from The Children’s Scholarship Fund (CSF) program are not eligible for The SFIC scholarship.
  • All applicants will be notified of our decision after April 16, 2012.
  • Scholarship payments are made directly to the schools.

The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children
171 Clifton Avenue, Newark, NJ 07104
Phone: 973-497-4279

Applications are also available in the Sacred Heart School office.