Affordability

Financial Aid

Thank you for considering becoming part of the St. Anne’s-Belfield School family. We know that the greatest investment a family can make is in the education of its children, and our Office of Admission stands by to help you every step of the way through our admission and financial aid processes, and our Assistant Head of School for Operations/Chief Financial Officer Diane Schmidt (dschmidt@stab.org) is also happy to answer financial aid inquiries.

Here at the School we are committed to nurturing a dynamic, engaged student body, one that this year was made up of families from 43 zip codes and 17 countries. To that end we offered more than $5 million to 40% of our student body for the 2016 – 2017 academic year. We are truly committed to making education opportunities available to qualified students, regardless of a family’s ability to pay.

2017 - 2018 Financial Aid

Application Procedure

Like many independent schools, we use School and Student Services (SSS) to process financial aid applications. There is no application fee for day students. Based on the financial information you provide in the Parents Financial Statement (PFS), SSS gives us an estimated amount it believes your family can contribute for educational expenses. This estimate is a starting point to help us make fair and objective financial aid decisions based on demonstrated need.

To begin your application for the 2017 - 2018 school year, please follow the steps outlined below.

1. Beginning Monday, October 24, 2016, go to the SSS website, www.sssbynais.org/parents.
2. Click on the green "Login to Complete Or Update Your PFS" button. Please note that our school code is 6310.
3. Please set up a PFS online account using your email address.
4. Submit and pay for the PFS ($48).
5. Required information and important dates:
  • Please complete the PFS application by January 1, 2017.
  • Given the timing of the financial aid process, please submit your 2015 income information with your application. When your 2016 income tax return is complete, please log back into your account and upload this information.

If you have any questions regarding the Financial Aid process, please contact Penny Schwagerl at (434) 296 - 5106, ext. 1222.

Frequently Asked Questions About Financial Aid

Will applying for financial aid affect my child's chances for admission?

No. Admission decisions and financial aid assessments are made independently. All families who are interested in financial aid are encouraged to apply.

How do I apply for financial aid? How are awards determined?

In addition to tax forms sent directly to St. Anne’s-Belfield School, parents complete a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) and submit it along with the appropriate fee to School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) in Princeton, NJ. Award sizes are determined by the St. Anne’s-Belfield School Financial Aid Office, which is guided by a standardized calculation derived by SSS. This calculation considers income, assets, liabilities, family size, and the number of children attending tuition-charging institutions. After allowances for living necessities and taxes, discretionary income is considered available for education on a sliding scale. Families with larger earnings and assets are expected to make greater contributions.

Does St. Anne's-Belfield School offer merit scholarships?

No. Financial awards are based on a family’s demonstrated need and not upon academic, athletic, or other merit considerations.

Will my child's financial aid award change from year to year? What if my finances change?

Financial need and awards are recalculated every year, using current information. If there is little change in a family’s circumstances, one can expect that grants will be renewed at a similar level. Bear in mind that any tuition increases may be shared between the family and St. Anne’s-Belfield School.

Are there any special requirements for students who receive financial aid?

No. All students are expected to maintain solid academic and personal standing within the St. Anne’s-Belfield School community.

What happens in cases of divorce, separation, and single parents?

In cases of divorce or separation, St. Anne’s-Belfield School may require both natural parents to apply for financial aid.

Is it worth applying if I am not sure our family will receive aid?

Family circumstances differ greatly and there are factors other than income that affect award decisions, but St. Anne’s-Belfield School is committed to meeting the need of a broad spectrum of families.

Is my financial information confidential?

All applications for financial aid are confidential. Only the director of financial aid, the director of admission, and the head of school have access to the records.

Tuition & Fees

2017 - 2018 Tuition & Fees


Tuition
Two Year-Old Program
5-Day Option
$9,200
3-Day Option
$5,500
2-Day Option
$3,700


Optional

Tuition Lunch Bunch
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.*
Extended Day until 3:00 p.m. ** Full Day until 5:30 p.m.
Pre-School
$13,600
$2,720 $4,920 $7,080***
Junior Kindergarten
$18,400n/a n/a $3,450****


Optional

Tuition Mandatory Meal Plan After School until 5:30 p.m. #
Kindergarten

$21,900

n/a $2,890
Grade One

$21,900

n/a

$2,890

Grade Two

$21,900

n/a

$2,890

Grade Three

$21,900

n/a

$2,890

Grade Four
$21,900
n/a

$2,890

Grade Five
$24,050
$165

$2,890

Grade Six

$24,050

$165

$2,890

Grade Seven

$24,050

$165

$2,890

Grade Eight

$24,050

$165

$2,890





Tuition Mandatory Meal Plan
Grade Nine

$26,475

$895
Grade Ten

$26,475

$895
Grade Eleven

$26,475

$895
Grade Twelve

$26,475

$895

Boarding Program Fees
10-Month Medical Insurance+

12-Month Medical Insurance+


Five-Day Boarding Fee (excluding tuition) $17,000 $2,055$2,260
Five-Day Tuition & Boarding Fee $43,475
Seven-Day Boarding Fee (excluding tuition) $28,800 $2,055$2,260
Seven-Day Tuition & Boarding Fee $55,275
meal plan

Daily Community Meal Only
Learning Village Grades K - 4 $840 $165
Learning Village Grades 5 - 8 $895^ $165 MANDATORY
Upper School Grades 9 - 12 $895^ MANDATORY

Please note that all selected optional fees will be included in tuition payment plans
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*The daily drop-in rate for Pre-School Lunch Bunch is $20/day. Annual prices are $660 for 1 day a week, $1,260 for 2 days a week, $1,840 for 3 days a week, $2,430 for 4 days a week, or $2,720 for 5 days a week.

**The daily drop-in rate for extended day (12:00 - 3:00 p.m.) is $38/day. 20 session punch cards can be purchased for $600.

***The daily drop-in rate for full day (12:00 - 5:30 p.m.) is $60/day. 20 session punch cards can be purchased for $1,000.

****The daily drop-in rate for full day (3:00 - 5:30p.m.) is $22/day. 20 session punch cards can be purchased for $415.

#The daily drop-in rate is $22/day.20 session punch cards can be purchased for $370.

^ Includes a mid-morning snack

+ Required for international families only, must select either the 10- or 12-month plan

Click here to view a printable PDF version of the 2017 - 2018 Schedule of Tuition & Fees.

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