Tuition and Financial Aid
The foundation of an education at St. Andrew's is 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 by January 11, 2014 (Process begins by applying for financial aid online at National Association of Independent Schools - NAIS starting November 1, 2013). We will communicate decisions about financial aid on March 11, 2014. Calculations are determined by the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) and by the St. Andrew's Financial Aid Committee. Click here to download 2014-15 instructions and here to download the 2014-15 SSS Parents' Financial Statement Application.
See information below for tips and videos that can help parents along the way:
• Help with Uploading Documents in the PFS Online (webpage and video)
• Help with Successfully Completing the PFS Online (video)
Important tip: As scanners and scanning software varies tremendously, some families who scan in documents may still find their files are too large. In our tips and videos, we encourage families to select a low or medium resolution scan and to scan in black and white (Maximum file size that can be uploaded is 1.5 MB.) Scanning to an image file like .jpg or .gif (instead of to a .pdf) often produces a smaller file as well.
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, 2012, 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 2011 and 2012 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. NOTE: If you apply for financial aid online, your information will be delivered more quickly to our School, allowing us to make a faster decision about your eligibility for financial aid. By mail the complete form takes 2 – 3 weeks to process and should be submitted before January 11, 2013. 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.
STEP 1. Complete the PFS and return it before January 11, 2014
Complete the PFS and return it and all required backup documents to: SSS by NAIS, Application Processing Center, P.O. Box 449, Randolph, MA 02368-0449 USA. (For overnight mail, use this address: SSS by NAIS, Application Processing Center, 437 Turnpike Street, Canton, MA 02021.)
STEP 2. Send a copy to NAIS
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:
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 any questions
(Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm EST. Sat: 9am - 4pm EST)
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.
For parents interested in our 10 month payment plan, please click here for a link to our provider to begin understanding the program in detail and learn about enrollment.