Tuition and Financial Aid
The foundation of an education at St. Andrew's is an important investment in your child's future and none more rewarding. A source of tremendous pride and satisfaction comes from seeing your son or daughter become a confident and independent learner. We understand that the cost of an independent school education is a significant undertaking for many families, and one of our many goals is to establish a program that enables students to participate as members of our dynamic community regardless of financial ability, and make a St. Andrew's education accessible to qualified students. This school year alone, 53% of St. Andrew's student body received financial aid which is awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need. These awards are reviewed annually and are contingent upon continued demonstrated financial need, as well as good academic and social standing.
To be eligible for consideration for financial aid at St. Andrew’s School, you must complete your application online at National Association of Independent Schools - NAIS starting November 1, 2013).
NAIS has gone green and there are no Financial Aid paper applications this year!
Please note that financial aid requests are not considered until after a candidate has been accepted to St. Andrew’s School. In addition, acceptance does not automatically mean that a family’s request for financial aid will be granted.
The applications for 2014/2015 are accessible directly with SSS by NAIS (sss.nais.org). For help with login or questions please call (800) 344-8328.
To complete your Financial Aid request, please submit copies of two years of your family’s federal income tax information to NAIS. That is both 2012 & 2013 (form 1040, 1040EZ, or 1040A including all schedules) by February 15, 2014, and your W-2’s for 2013, can be sent to sss.nais.org as soon as you receive them in January. You can upload to NAIS directly. Here is a link for an informational tutorial that can help parents along the way:
Click here to download the 2014-15 SSS Parents' Family Guide to Financial Aid and here to download 2014-15 instructions.
• Help with Document Collection (web page)
Applying for Financial Aid
STEP 1. Indicate interest in Financial Aid on Admissions application
When applying for Admission, please indicate on the Online application if you would like to receive information about Financial Aid. We are encouraging families to complete their financial aid applications promptly. Having a clear understanding of our families’ financial needs as soon as possible will better help us in our ability to plan for next year’s Financial Aid.
STEP 2. Begin your Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS)
Starting November 1, 2013, go to the School and Student Services (SSS) section of the National Association of Independent Schools' Web site. Click on the prompt to begin your Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). You only have to complete one PFS even if you have more than one child applying to St. Andrew's or to other independent schools. Figures can be estimated on the PFS as you may not know next year’s salary. St. Andrew's code for filing is 6276. In the case where parents are divorced or separated, both parents must submit a PFS form.
STEP 3. Complete Your Financial Aid Request
Submit copies of your family’s 2012 and 2013 Federal Income tax information (form 1040, 1040EZ, or 1040A including all schedules and W-2’s.) You will then be prompted to upload these documents if they are in digital format. If not, please see infomation under BY MAIL to submit hard copies. You can log on to PFS at any time and click Check the Status of my Application to see if there are documents missing and/or the parent contribution report.
Complete the PFS
You must send all required backup documents ( A copy of your family’s 2010 federal income tax information (form 1040, 1040EZ, or 1040A including all schedules and W-2’s.) by February 15, 2013 separately either via regular or overnight mail. See addresses below:
Please print Data Cover Sheet and including in mailing.
Regular Mail: School and Student Services by NAIS, SSS PFS, P.O. Box 449, Randolph, MA 02368-0449
Overnight Mail: SSS by NAIS, Application Processing Center, 437 Turnpike Street, Canton, MA 02021
Call (800) 344-8328 with questions
(Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm EST. Sat: 9am - 4pm EST)