Financial Aid

Financial Aid

St. James Academy exists thanks to the efforts of many committed families. Our goal is to keep Catholic education at St. James Academy financially within reach of all families who are interested in a faith-based education.  We are very thankful to the priests of Johnson County for helping to make this possible through parish subsidy.

The formula and criteria for determining need-based financial assistance is the same for all three Johnson County High Schools (Bishop Miege, Saint Thomas Aquinas, and St. James Academy). Generally, the amount of assistance for which a family qualifies will be the same at each school.

To be considered for assistance, parents must complete the application and submit a copy of their 2016 tax return.  The priority deadline is April 1, 2017.  Although we will continue to accept applications after that date, there is no guarantee that assistance will still be available.  Applicants will be notified of awards by mail.

Applicants must re-apply each year.

Please note: families with incoming freshmen may apply now and submit a copy of your 2015 tax return. We will process your application now and notify you of your award, pending receipt of your 2016 tax return by April 1, 2017.

Questions?  Please contact Christy Peterson, Finance Director, at 913-254-4254 or by e-mail at