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Rhode Island’s perspective and possibility widening boarding and day school, grades 6-12 and postgraduate.


Tuition and Financial Aid

Applying for Financial Aid


St. Andrew’s School Financial Aid Policy

We recognize that not all families interested in St. Andrew’s School may be able to afford the full cost of tuition. Financial assistance is available in the form of need-based aid and payment plans. Please note that St. Andrew’s cannot guarantee funding to all applicants who qualify.

We use School and Student Services (SSS) to process financial aid applications. Based on the financial information you provide in the Parents’ Financial Statement, SSS gives us an estimated amount your family can contribute to our tuition. This estimate, coupled with school policies and practices, is a starting point to help us make objective decisions. For a comprehensive guide to the financial aid process as outlined by SSS, click here.

The Financial Aid process is separate from the admissions process. Financial Aid decisions will only be made after a student has applied to and been accepted to the St. Andrew’s School and all necessary financial aid paperwork has been received by SSS.


Convenient financing for your child's education is available through these companies: Your Tuition Solution and Sallie Mae.

Please take some time to familiarize yourself with steps outlined below.  Should you have questions, please contact Ray Cross at or by calling 401-246-1230.
Steps to complete the financial aid process:

Log into SSS and complete the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS).

This can be started as early as October 2, 2020. Complete the PFS online at Contact NAIS customer service, 1-800-344-8328, for questions about completing the PFS. St. Andrew’s school code is 6276.

Upload the following documents to SSS:

1. 2019 Federal Tax Return (1040) to SSS - Copies must be signed and all supporting schedules and forms must be submitted.

2. 2020 W-2s and/or 1099s (if applicable)

Copies must be signed and all supporting schedules and forms must be submitted.

3. Upload your 2020 Federal Tax Return to SSS (when available):

Copies must be signed and all supporting schedules and forms must be submitted.

Application Deadlines

Returning families: January 15, 2021

New families: February 1, 2021


Financial Aid Program

Program Goal

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 St. Andrew's School families who have received aid in the past, apply on time, and qualify for aid.
  • New applicants to the 6th and 9th grades who apply on time and qualify for aid.
  • Current St. Andrew's School families who have not received aid in the past, apply on time, and qualify for aid.
  • Current St. Andrew's School families who have received aid in the past, qualify for aid, but apply late.
  • New applicants who qualify for aid but apply late.

2021-2022 Tuition

List of 3 items.

  • Academic Program

    • Day student program: $43,750/year
    • Day student 6-8 program: $33,350/year
    • Day learning service: $57,000/year
    • Day learning service 6-8: $46,600/year
    • Boarding student program (grades 9-postgraduate): $65,600/year
    • Boarding learning services (grades 9-postgraduate): $78,850/year
    • Boarding intl' student program (grades 9-postgraduate): $72,800/year
    • Academic tutorial: $6,000/year
    • Academic Lab (1:1): $15,000/year
    • Speech & language: $9,300/year
    • Orton-Gillingham: $7,350/year
  • Additional Boarding Living Expenses

    • Personal/activity fund: $1,500/year (average)
    • Transportation/special weekend costs: varies considerably
  • Other Fees

    • Book costs: $600/year (average) 
    • Senior fee (grade 12 & pg): $575/year
    • Activities fee: $250/year
    • New student fee: $1,000 (one time)
    • PSAT Testing Fee (10th/11th grades only) $17/year
    • International student health insurance: $1,450/school year (mandatory, rate subject to change by the insurer)
    • Parent association dues: $40 (voluntary, supports activities of parent association)
    • Meals: included
    • Field trips, non-overnight: generally included (varies)
    • Field trips, overnight: fee-based (varies)
    • Athletic fees: generally included
    • Returned check/insufficient funds fees: $40


List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Ray Cross

    Ray Cross 

    Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid/Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Photo of Jacante Arnone

    Jacante Arnone 

    Associate Director of Admission
  • Photo of Stephanie Morin

    Stephanie Morin 

    Assistant Head of School for Institutional Advancement/Director of Student Life
  • Photo of Lee MacGregor

    Lee MacGregor 

    Admission Associate
  • Photo of Hope Keeley

    Hope Keeley 

    Admission Office Manager
  • Photo of O'rya Hyde-Keller

    O'rya Hyde-Keller 

    Director of Communications