Tuition and Financial Aid
A ST. ANDREW’S EDUCATION is a significant investment in your child’s future. While it is our goal to make a St. Andrew’s education accessible for all qualified students, the school is unable to meet the full needs of every family. Families applying for financial assistance bear primary responsibility for paying the tuition and all additional costs to the best of their ability.
Please note, financial aid decisions are made independent of admission decisions and the number of qualified applicants exceeds the resources available. Therefore, it is possible that some students may be placed on a financial aid waitlist. Financial aid covers tuition and, in the case of boarding students, tuition, room and board. Additional expenses, such as books and field trip fees, are the responsibility of the family.
To be eligible for consideration for financial aid at St. Andrew’s School, you must complete a financial aid application, available through the School and Student Services (sss.nais.org) and submit required documentation by January 31.
Financial aid applications are considered complete when your family’s federal income tax information is submitted directly to SSS. Acceptable forms of documentation include a current Form 1040, 1040EZ, or 1040A. This form, as well as W-2s, should be uploaded when submitting the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). Tax forms for the current year should be uploaded when available, but not later than April 15. Families who request a filing extension from the Internal Revenue Service should contact the Office of Admissions.
To apply, please go directly to sss.nais.org. For help with login or other questions, please call (800) 344-8328.
Click here to download the 2016-17 SSS Parents' Family Guide to Financial Aid and here to download 2016-17 instructions.
• Help with Document Collection (web page)
Please note, financial aid awards are contingent based on income verification and are not guaranteed. Families who do not adhere to the above deadlines, may be at risk of forfeiting their award.
St. Andrew’s School Financial Aid Program
Recognizing that families seeking a St. Andrew’s School education bear the primary responsibility to pay the tuition and additional costs, the goal of the financial aid program is to bridge the gap between family contribution and total cost of attendance. Financial aid is awarded on the basis of documented financial need of the family and the availability of funds.
Financial Aid decisions are prioritized in the following order
- Current SAS families who have received aid in the past, apply on time, and qualify for aid.
- New applicants to the 6th and 9th grade who apply on time and qualify for aid.
- Current SAS families who have not received aid in the past, apply on time, and qualify for aid.
- Current SAS families who have received aid in the past, qualify for aid, but apply late
- New applicants who qualify for aid but apply late
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. As the number of families seeking aid often outnumbers the resources available, families should submit their financial aid applications promptly.
STEP 2. Begin your Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS)
Starting November 1, 2014, 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. In the case where parents are divorced or separated, both parents must submit a PFS form. St. Andrew's code for filing is 6276.
STEP 3. Complete Your Financial Aid Request
Upload or mail your family’s 2013 and 2014 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.
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)