St. Anne's-Belfield School seeks a broad diversity in its student body and is committed to making its educational opportunities available to qualified students regardless of their ability to pay.
We demonstrate this commitment through a growing financial aid program designed to meet the demonstrated financial need of enrolled families.
All Financial Aid awards are based upon demonstrated financial need as determined by the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS). Recommendations from SSS are then reviewed by the school's Financial Aid Committee, which is chaired by the Associate Head of School. Financial aid considerations are made independent of admission considerations and are kept strictly confidential
An application for financial aid is available starting November 15, 2012 on the National Association of Independent School's website.
Frequently Asked Questions
No. Admission decisions and financial aid assessments are made independently. All families who are interested in financial aid are encouraged to apply.
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.
No. Financial awards are based on a family’s demonstrated need and not upon academic, athletic, or other merit considerations.
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.
No. All students are expected to maintain solid academic and personal standing within the St. Anne’s-Belfield School community.
In cases of divorce or separation, St. Anne’s-Belfield School may require both natural parents to apply for financial 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.
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.