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Variable Tuition Assistance

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Need-based tuition assistance

We do not have a one-size-fits-all tuition. In fact, our tuition is as dynamic as our students and families. We call it variable tuition—a range of tuition levels that align with a variety of financial situations.

Our variable tuition program allows domestic families to apply annually for reduced tuition for grades 6-12. We encourage families to apply each year, and our partner, Blackbaud Financial Aid Management, helps us evaluate each family’s ability to contribute to education expenses.

Application open

November 1

Priority deadline

February 1

*(We will continue to accept applications after this date and award aid as it is available.)

How to apply

Complete the Variable Tuition Assistance Application 1
Provide Blackbaud Financial Aid with any requested supporting documents 2
Receive financial aid award letter 3

Variable Tuition Calculator

Let’s get started! A few simple questions and you’ll be one step closer to discovering your family’s annual tuition. A hassle-free, worry-free experience will take the guesswork out of the process and provide you with immediate information that will aid in planning for annual tuition costs.

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How Variable Tuition Works

Frequently asked questions

WHAT IS VARIABLE TUITION?

Saint John’s Prep proudly offers Variable Tuition. Tuition at Saint John’s Prep is not a “One-size-fits all.” In fact, tuition for families range from 40-90% of the full cost of education. Variable Tuition adjusts tuition rates to meet your family’s unique financial situation. No family attending Saint John’s Prep pays the full cost of education.

To put it simply, variable tuition is a need-based tuition assistance program. Our variable tuition program allows families to apply for reduced tuition (grades 6-12), making an education at Saint John’s Prep affordable for qualified students and their families.

HOW DOES VARIABLE TUITION WORK?

All families entering grades 6-12 are eligible to apply for Variable Tuition. The goal of our Variable Tuition program is to make a college preparatory education accessible for as many hard-working students and families as possible. To make a determination as to a family’s eligibility for Variable Tuition, a number of factors are taken into consideration as to what a family can be expected to pay. Those factors include but are not limited to: income, assets, unusual expenses, and the number of students in the family enrolled in tuition based schools.

An application for Variable Tuition does not affect the admission process. Regardless of financial need, parents should initiate the admission process as early as possible. Families are only eligible to apply for Variable Tuition after they have applied and been accepted for admission to the school.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR VARIABLE TUITION?

To assess a family’s eligibility for Variable Tuition, we partner with Blackbaud Financial Aid Management, a third-party provider used by schools across the country. Blackbaud Financial Aid Management calculates what a family can reasonably be expected to pay and passes that information along to Saint John’s Prep. That information is used as a guide; however, Saint John’s Prep retains the right to make its own adjustments and recalculations in determining the Variable Tuition award.

WHO CAN APPLY FOR VARIABLE TUITION?

Anyone who is interested in attending Saint John’s Prep may apply for Variable Tuition once they have formally applied and been accepted.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE SPECIAL
FAMILY CIRCUMSTANCES?

When looking at the needs of families applying for aid, Saint John’s Prep considers the financial aid of both parents/guardians. Therefore, in the case of separated or divorced parents, both parents/guardians are asked to fill out a Blackbaud Financial Aid Management form. If either parent has remarried, the school also considers the financial circumstance of the stepparents, always bearing in mind the obligation of that stepparent to his or her natural children, if any.

IS VARIABLE TUITION AUTOMATICALLY RENEWED EACH YEAR?

Variable Tuition is determined on an annual basis. Because a family’s financial circumstance and need may change from year to year, Variable Tuition must be examined annually. However, Saint John’s Prep makes every effort possible to continue financial support at the level it was initially provided.

ARE SOME FAMILIES AWARDED FULL TUITION?

We believe it is important that all families make a financial investment in their child’s education. By offering Variable Tuition, we are sharing in that investment with you. It would require extraordinary circumstances for a family to receive Variable Tuition lower than the published ranges.

VARIABLE TUITION RANGES (40%-90% OF FULL COST)

Middle School (6-8) $3,500 – $8,363*
Upper School (9-12) $7,250 – $16,843*

*Amount a family who does not apply or qualify for Variable Tuition can expect to pay for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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