Financial Aid

With a budget of over $3.2 million for the 2017-2018 year, our financial aid program assists more than 160 qualified students to make a Saint Andrew’s education financially feasible. Grants range from 12% to 98% of tuition for day students and 23% to 96% of tuition for boarding students.

Financial aid is awarded on the basis of a family’s demonstrated need. “Need” is defined as the difference between tuition plus expenses and a family’s potential expected contribution. To help evaluate demonstrated need, Saint Andrew’s School employs the nationally standardized system for analysis through School and Student Services offered by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

The Financial Aid Committee uses the methodology developed by SSS as the basis for determining what a family might reasonably be expected to contribute toward educational expenses. This formula considers income, assets, liabilities, and expenses of the student and the parents. It also considers the age of the parent(s), family size and any additional children in tuition-charging schools. Ultimately the formula seeks to determine a family’s discretionary income – the income over which a family has the choice as to how it is spent.

Every student that applies for admission to Saint Andrew’s School in Boca Raton, Florida, may also apply for financial aid. Often, more families qualify for financial aid than we are able to fund and, as a result, there may be some families who qualify for aid to whom we are unable to make an award. Since the admission application and financial aid application are two separate processes, a student may be accepted to Saint Andrew’s School but may not be offered financial aid.

Please note that a majority of financial aid is given to students in our Middle and Upper Schools and that aid is primarily intended for students from the United States, though limited funds may be available for international students.

Though we make every effort to meet a family’s demonstrated need, we may not be able to do so in every case.

How To Apply for Financial Aid

To be considered for financial aid, families must complete the following:
  • Online Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) through School and Student Services by NAIS. Beginning October 2, 2017, families should complete the PFS online at School and Student Services. If needed, the SSS helpline is 800.344.8328.
  • Families are required to submit signed copies of both the 2015 and 2016 Federal Income Tax Return and all Schedules, along with copies of all 2016 W2 and/or
1099 forms to SSS by February 1, 2018.
  • Parents who are shareholders in an S Corporation or who are partners in a Partnership are also required to submit copies of all 2016 Schedule K-1’s to SSS by NAIS.
  • Families who submit United States Federal Income Tax Returns must also submit IRS Form 4506-T (signed but not dated).
  • International families must submit tax returns (if applicable) or wage and bank statements demonstrating income and assets directly to SSS.
  • Families who received financial aid awards must submit their completed 2017 Federal Tax Return and all Schedules to SSS by May 1, 2018.
Financial aid applications completed by February 1, 2018, will receive priority consideration while applications received after February 1, 2018, will be considered as funds are available.

FAQ's

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • If we do not receive aid when we enroll, can we reapply in future years?

    Typically, families who begin at Saint Andrew’s School paying full tuition are expected to continue to do so unless unforeseen circumstances make that impossible. Families that do not receive aid in the first year may reapply in subsequent years though it is only in rare cases that we are able to make an award.
  • What happens if parents are divorced or separated?

    When considering an application for financial aid, the Financial Aid Committee will review the assets of both natural parents and stepparents before making an award decision. Custodial and noncustodial parents are each required to complete the entire financial aid application process including filing a PFS and submitting all required tax documentation. The Committee considers both households’ ability to contribute to tuition. Each request is reviewed on a case by case basis and families may be asked to submit additional documentation, such as court orders, at the discretion of the Financial Aid Committee.
  • Will my child’s financial aid award change from year-to-year?

    Awards are re-evaluated annually; families must reapply each year their child is enrolled in Saint Andrew’s School. Once financial aid has been awarded it is reasonable to expect that awards will be renewed each year so long as a family’s financial situation has not experienced any significant changes, a family’s account is current, and the student remains in good academic and social standing.
  • Will a request for financial aid influence the admission decision?

    No. Saint Andrew’s bases its acceptance of students on the quality of their Application for Admission to the school, regardless of financial need.
  • Is the financial aid application process confidential?

    All applications for financial aid are held in the strictest confidence and are only shared with members of the Financial Aid Committee.

About Us

A non-profit, independent, co-educational school for grades JK - 12, Saint Andrew's School is both a private day and boarding school located in Boca Raton, educating the best students from across Palm Beach County, Florida, the United States, and throughout the world in the Episcopal tradition.
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