Financial Aid

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.

Important Dates and Deadlines

By the Numbers

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  • $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.


The 2022-2023 Financial Aid Application and Financial Aid Worksheet are available below.

Contact Information

TADS Help Line
Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Central Time)
Phone: 1.800.477.8237
Fax: 612.548.3326
Live Chat: Click on "live chat" button to initiate conversation.

Mailing Address
110 N. 5th St.
Second Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55403

For additional information regarding financial aid at St. Andrew’s, please contact Vicki Hart at 240-477-1707 or

Outside Scholarship Information and Resources

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  • Black Student Fund (BSF)

    (202) 387-1414
    Black Student Fund, in partnership with 44 Washington, DC metropolitan area member independent schools, positions African American students, PK through grade 12, for success through advocacy, leadership development and support programs. Black Student Fund promotes rich, equitable educational environments in which students and adults from all cultural and socio-economic backgrounds benefit from regular interaction. (Text provided by BSF.)
  • Latino Student Fund (LSF)

    The Latino Student Fund is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for a strong academic foundation for PreK-12th grade students of Hispanic descent to promote higher education and professional leadership. They offer educational support programs such as tutoring, college preparation courses, SAT preparation courses, admissions workshops, and merit-based scholarships for Latino students attending their Member Schools. (Text provided by LSF.)
  • Emerging Scholars Program (ESP)

    (571) 312-0013;  
    The goal of Emerging Scholars Program is to create future leaders by providing an academic, cultural, and social enrichment program for a diverse group of students who, without preparation and financial assistance, could not consider an independent school education. ESP offers bright boys and girls the opportunity to earn a place in some of the best independent schools in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Through determination, hard work and commitment participants are prepared to be successful students and leaders in their academic careers and beyond. (Text provided by ESP.)
  • A Better Chance (ABC)

    610) 992-0995;

    A Better Chance’s mission is to increase substantially the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society. Since 1963, this guiding principle has driven A Better Chance to place talented young people of color into the leadership pipeline through increased access to academically rigorous secondary schools. Our signature College Preparatory Schools Program annually recruits and places 500 new Scholars and supports a total of 2000 Scholars at leading college preparatory schools across the country. Over the course of the last 50 years, A Better Chance has been a driving force in the effort to increase educational attainment among youth of color. Our record of success is evident in the more than 13000 Alumni who have become great innovators, thinkers and leaders in their respective fields. Their success is a direct result of the educational access that they received through A Better Chance. (Text provided by ABC.)

Applying for Financial Aid

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  • 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 14 - 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 4 - 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.
    St. Andrew’s is committed to the principle of anonymity, and recipients of financial aid are not generally identified as such. Individuals who are aware of financial aid recipients include the Financial Aid Committee, Admission Office staff, and certain key administrators who have a specific need to know.
  • 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.

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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.