2023-2024 Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid applications for the 2023-2024 school year opens on Tuesday, November 15.

Like last year, the deadline for a returning family’s financial aid application is December 31, 2022. This timeline allows Wheaton Academy to grant aid awards to returning families before new family aid awards are considered, as over 80% of our financial aid awards are distributed in February.

Deadline for Returning Families’ Financial Aid Applications: December 31

There are a few changes to the process, so please review the following information carefully.

We are now using Blackbaud Financial Aid to process aid applications.

This year, we have partnered with a new financial aid processing company—Blackbaud Financial Aid. This new portal will better integrate with the internal systems Wheaton Academy already uses, making it an easier process for both you and our staff. We are no longer using FACTS.®

How to start your Financial Aid Application

We have created custom instructions for your family to understand the next steps. 

  • All families who will need to apply for aid will be required to complete a financial aid application through Blackbaud Financial Aid
  • This requirement includes families who have received or may qualify for a tax credit scholarship through Empower IL, our primary scholarship granting organization.

For more information about this process, please click the option that applies to your family’s 2022-2023 financial aid award category:


If you have questions related directly to filling out the application forms, how to upload required documentation, error messages, or other Blackbaud Financial Aid system questions, please contact Blackbaud Financial Aid Customer Service directly at 800-360-8027 or financialaidsupport@blackbaud.school. Their service is completely confidential.

If you have any other financial aid related questions, please contact Pat Brooke or Sandy Dede in the Business Office at aid@wheatonacademy.org.

Sandy Dede

Sandy Dede

Pat Brooke