St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School welcomes your interest in financial assistance. Through the generosity of donors and prioritization in our operating budget, SSSAS provides over $5,000,000 in financial assistance to 22% of our families who qualify to make possible a Saints education for their child. While SSSAS believes that the primary responsibility for paying tuition lies with the family, we stand ready to support those who need assistance.
The average family income for a family receiving assistance is $165,000.
The average financial assistance grant is $21,500.
These are just averages. There are families with smaller and greater incomes who receive grants and grants range from 5 to 90 percent of tuition. Even if you don’t think you will qualify but feel you need some level of assistance to attend SSSAS, we strongly encourage you to complete an application
so you may be considered.
Financial Assistance at SSSAS is entirely need-based and available starting in Kindergarten, requiring an annual application to demonstrate continued need. SSSAS does not offer scholarships or other merit-based financial assistance.
Returning families can expect a similar level of assistance from year to year, assuming no significant change in their financial profile. This includes families who enrolled with no assistance. If a current family receiving no assistance wishes to apply, they must first complete two years of enrollment.
NOTE: Financial assistance is not available for Junior Kindergarten.
Even with assistance, as tuition increases each year, so will a family's expected contribution, typically in step with the same percentage as the tuition increase. SSSAS expects families to make paying tuition and considering all available resources as a priority in their family's financial planning. Financial assistance should be considered a last, not first, resource.
SSSAS partners with TADS
, an industry-leader in independent schools in the analysis of financial assistance applications. TADS has been supporting schools and families for over 40 years across the country. TADS provides an objective, expert, and professional analysis of each family’s application and provides results directly to SSSAS.
In addition to assistance with the cost of tuition, SSSAS offers additional assistance, as needed, with books, trips, transportation, etc. An additional application is not required and supplemental funds are distributed at the discretion of SSSAS.
SSSAS reserves the right to award financial assistance in accordance with the enrollment priorities of the School.
Absent any information not made available at the time of initial application, financial assistance decisions are considered final and may not be appealed.Questions may be directed to the Financial Assistance office via email@example.com.
For New families:
For Returning families:
An annual application
is required to be considered for continued financial assistance. Financial assistance is not automatically renewed. Families applying past the deadline will receive, at the most, the same award as the previous year; no increases will be considered. Families applying more than one month late will be waitlisted until after the first round. Assistance will only be granted if funds remain available and at a level no more than the previous year. Here are our downloadable Financial Assistance Procedures and Policies for Returning Families