Tuition Assistance FAQs
In keeping with the Catholic philosophy and values of the Sisters of the Holy Names, Ramona is committed to working with families to help provide an exemplary education for all who qualify for admission.
For the 2018-2019 school year, Ramona awarded almost $800,000 in Merit Awards and Need-Based Tuition Assistance to students in grades 9 through 12.
- How do I apply for Financial Aid?
- Does Ramona offer merit scholarships?
- Who is eligible to apply for tuition assistance?
- What are the qualifications for tuition assistance?
- When is the application deadline?
- How much tuition assistance is given?
- How is the amount of tuition assistance determined?
- Do you have to re-apply each year?
- Can more than one person in a family receive tuition assistance?
- Is there a limit to how much money parents can make and still be eligible for tuition assistance?
- Where does the money come from for tuition assistance?
- When can I apply for tuition assistance?
- What are the other financial obligations for families?
- Do you require service hours?
Ramona Convent uses the services of Financial Aid for Student Tuition (FAST), an online evaluation company, in order to have a fair and standard method for determining financial need. FAST applies a consistent and equitable formula to calculate a family's ability to pay. this formula considers income, assets, liabilities and family size.
The Tuition Assistance Application Portal will open on January 2, 2019.Start Tuition Assistance Application
The amount of tuition assistance is determined by the family’s demonstrated need based on the application submitted including supporting documentation.The application is on-line and is screened by FAST (Financial Aid for Student Tuition). FAST makes a recommendation; however, the actual amount is determined by Ramona’s Tuition Assistance Committee which considers other information presented which may not be quantifiable, as well as the school’s total budget for tuition assistance.
Development Program - Ramona's tuition is less than the actual cost of a Ramona education. Therefore, every family is required to participate in Ramona's annual giving program through the Parent Pledge Program. This tax deductible participation funds initiatives that directly impact students and help the school obtain grants in support of the overall program. Payments may be made monthly, semi-annually, or annually via cash, credit card, check, or online through Ramona's website.Fundraisers - Parent participation is a critical element in the success of Ramona's annual fundraising efforts, which is why every family is required to support the school in the following areas: Parent Pledge Program, Student Opportunity Drawing, Hawaii Opportunity Drawing, and La Fete Spring Gala.