Financial Aid at Saint James
In the 2017-2018 Academic Year, over 55 percent of the student body received a total of $3 million in financial aid.
Sending a child to an independent school is an important investment in his or her future. We encourage talented, motivated and engaged students to apply for admission. Financial aid is awarded to a wide variety of families across the socio-economic spectrum. If you are unsure if your family qualifies for financial aid, we recommend that you apply for financial aid.
Financial Aid at Saint James School is based on the financial need of the family, as determined by the School and Student Services (SSS), and in conjunction with the School’s financial aid budget. Because Saint James receives many more financial aid applications than it can afford to fund, student merit is also a considerable factor. However, Saint James does not award any financial aid purely determined by merit. Financial aid is renewed yearly (adjusted for changes to the family’s financial circumstances).
Financial aid is available to students of any race, religion, creed, or ethnic origin.
Financial Aid Timeline & Deadlines
November 1- PFS becomes available for families
December 1- Financial Aid Deadline for RETURNING families
January 31- Financial Aid Deadline for NEW families
Your financial aid application cannot be considered until the PFS & ALL supporting tax documents are completed and submitted, with Saint James as a dedicated recipient (school code 6514).
*Financial aid applications completed and verified with supporting documents after January 31 will be considered on a rolling basis, if financial aid funding remains available.
Notification and Renewal
December 29- RETURNING families who have completed the financial aid process by the stated deadlines will be notified, in writing, of their financial aid award in December; notification will be included in the renewed enrollment contract.
March 10- NEW families who have completed the financial aid process by the stated deadlines will be notified, in writing, of their financial aid award in March; notification will be included in the acceptance mailing.
Financial aid is awarded for one year and must be renewed yearly following the application procedure and schedule above.
- How long does it take to complete the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS)?
- Does a non-custodial parent need to file a PFS and submit a tax return?
- Is it possible for a family with more than $180,000 in income to qualify for financial assistance?
- Are scholarships that are not based on financial need available?
- Is financial aid available to international students?
- Does applying for financial aid affect my chances for admission?
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