Financial Aid

Willows uses need-based financial aid to make attendance possible for as many qualified students as possible. 

Applications for financial aid should be completed before March 15. Late submissions will be considered after the first round of awards has been completed. Financial aid decisions are made on an annual basis, so we ask that families reapply for financial aid each year.

Students must be accepted and enrolled at Willows and families must have their application verified by Blackbaud Financial Aid Management to be considered for Willows financial aid. The Financial Aid Committee takes many variables into consideration in each financial aid decision including income, assets, dependents, expenses, as well as enrollment projections and staffing.

  1. Complete the Financial Aid Application by March 15, 2024.
  2. Submit required documentation so that your application can be processed and verified.
  3. Verified applications will be reviewed by Willows Academy.
  4. Families will be notified of their award by May 1, 2024.

Financial aid applications are submitted and reviewed through Blackbaud Financial Aid Management. This platform is different from WillowsWeb.

  • First-time applicants should create a new account (ID & Password).
  • Returning applicants can use the account created in a previous year.

The Willows school code is 14753.

There is a Financial Aid application fee of $35 per family.

Need help? Access Blackbaud’s FAQs for Families.

If you have any questions concerning the Financial Aid process, contact Alicia Garcia directly at 847-493-8786.

If you have questions about applying for financial aid, please email Alicia Garcia at

Information on the First Responder Discount and Sibling Discounts can be found on the Tuition & Affordability PageFinancial aid cannot be combined with a First Responder Discount. Sibling discounts will be incorporated into financial aid awards, if applicable. Financial aid is only available to domestic students.