Affording a St. Andrew's Education

An independent school education is a costly yet beneficial investment, and many families are concerned about their ability to afford such an education. St. Andrew’s understands this concern and is committed to making our program affordable to all qualified students to the extent that our resources allow.

At St. Andrew’s, financial aid is based solely upon demonstrated financial need. To help determine each family’s need, St. Andrew’s subscribes to TADS (Tuition Aid Data Services) for financial aid processing and assessment.

Families should expect to contribute to their child’s educational expenses to the greatest extent they are able, given their economic situation. Financial aid awards vary by grade level and situation and provide families from a range of socio-economic backgrounds access to affording a St. Andrew’s education. Financial aid awards are available only for students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12.

By the Numbers:

List of 3 items.

  • $26,000

    Average Financial Aid Award
  • 1 in 4

    Students receive financial aid
  • $6 Million

    Funding allocated for tuition & fees
    for 2021-2022

Financial Aid Overview

Any current or prospective student (PK through Grade 12) may apply for financial aid, which entails submitting the online aid application and required tax forms (1040s, W-2s, business tax returns and other tax documents related to income or estimated income).

TADS assesses the family's current financial status. Common factors taken into consideration are family income, assets, debts, family size, age of parents, number of children attending tuition-based institutions, home equity, and certain other expenses.

TADS analyzes the information on the application to estimate what the family can pay toward education expenses. This amount is not binding and does not imply what kind of financial assistance will be given by the school.

The St. Andrew's Financial Aid Committee reviews each file carefully and reserves the right to adjust the amount of the recommended family contribution based upon school policy, demand, and supporting documentation.

Applying for Financial Aid

List of 8 items.

  • Submitting a Financial Aid Application

    Families need to submit the online aid application and required documents to TADS. No documents should be sent to St. Andrew's directly.
  • Renewal of Financial Aid

    Financial aid awards are granted for one year at a time. Current recipients must reapply for financial aid each year.
  • Supporting Documents

    Families are required to submit their tax return, W-2s and business tax return (if applicable) from the most recent tax year. Current paycheck stub(s) must also be submitted to TADS.
  • Financial Aid Deadlines

    December 1 - application and supporting financial documents due for returning students

    January 17 - application and supporting financial documents due for new prospective students
  • Award Notification

    February - returning students will receive financial aid decisions when re-enrollment opens

    March - newly admitted students will receive financial aid decisions with their admission acceptances
  • Confidentiality

    All applications for financial aid are kept in strict confidence by the Financial Aid Committee.
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  • St. Andrew's Requirements

    • All financial aid recipients must inform the Business Office of $2,000 plus income increases
    • All financial aid recipients must inform the Business Office of outside scholarships and/or grants
    • All financial aid recipients must be current in their payment plan in order to re-enroll for the next academic year
    • Siblings of current financial aid recipients will not be considered for financial aid if the current payment plan(s) are not satisfied
    • A financial aid award for the next academic year will be withdrawn if the student account is not satisfied by May 1st of the current year
  • Auxiliary Financial Aid Benefits

    Auxiliary benefits for financial aid recipients are reviewed periodically and may vary from year to year. Some additional benefits include free required textbooks and subsidized bus service.  

    Please contact Vicki Hart at 240-477-1707 for a complete list.


The 2023-2024 Financial Aid Application and Financial Aid Worksheet are available below.

Contact Information

TADS Help Line
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Central Time)
Phone: 1.800.477.8237 or 1.888.210.4857
Fax: 612.548.3326

For additional information regarding financial aid at St. Andrew’s, please contact Vicki Hart at 240-477-1707 or
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a private, coeducational college preparatory day school for students in preschool (Age 2) through grade 12, located in Potomac, Maryland.