Our Commitment to You
A St. Paul’s School education is an investment in the future — one that we want to make accessible to as many qualified students as possible. To that end, the School extended its tuition freeze for 2022-23. Tuition, inclusive of room and board, remains at $62,000 for a third consecutive year.
We encourage families who may need assistance covering some or all of tuition to complete a financial aid application. Our financial aid packages meet full demonstrated need. For the 2022-23 school year, more than 200 students received nearly $12 million in aid.
The application process is easier than you may think, and we will help you through every step.
At a Glance
Families of admitted U.S.-based students with an annual household income up to $125,000 generally qualify for full tuition support. Our packages meet admitted students’ full demonstrated need. That means there will be no gap between what we’ve determined you can afford and what we will award, and you will not have to pay anything back.
1. Complete Our Online Inquiry Form
Let’s make sure you’re in our admission database. Once completed, we’ll send you a packet of information about St. Paul’s School.
2. Start the Application Process
Starting Nov. 1, you can begin your application process by creating a secure account through the School & Student Services (SSS) portal. You’ll be prompted to submit your Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). If you’re an international student, please review the application tips to ensure a smooth process.
Note: The school code for St. Paul’s School is 6886.
If you are unable to apply online, please contact the Admission Office.
3. Gather Your Supporting Documents
After submitting your PFS, you will be given instructions to submit additional materials and documentation. Please have copies ready to upload through the SSS portal.
- IRS Form 1040 for 2021
- All IRS Schedules for 2021 (if applicable)
- W-2 and/or 1099 forms for 2021
- Corporate returns and/or K-1s for 2021 (if applicable)
- NON-U.S. RESIDENTS must provide official Income/Asset Verification Forms for 2021 such as foreign tax returns or wage statements
Financial Aid Estimator
Find out if you’re likely to qualify for one of our financial aid packages. While your actual eligibility is based on individual circumstances, our tool provides a general estimate based on the average financial aid awarded to real St. Paul’s families with the same gross income and family size. Think of this as your potential financial aid package, not an actual promise of an award.
Financial Aid FAQs
Is financial aid available at St. Paul's School?
Yes. St. Paul’s School is fortunate to have the support of our endowment, loyal alumni and parents, and other constituents, to defray the actual cost of educating a student at SPS. For the 2022-23 school year, SPS offered nearly $12 million in financial aid to more than 200 students. We hope you will contact Tim Caryl-Klika, senior associate dean of admission and director of financial aid if you have any questions. He can be reached at 603-229-5639, or by email at email@example.com.
How are financial aid awards determined?
Need-based financial aid takes into account each family’s income, assets and reasonable expenses. After determining a manageable family contribution, St. Paul’s School endeavors to meet the family’s need with grants.
Will our financial aid change from year to year?
Possibly. Financial need and awards are recalculated every year using up-to-date information. If there is little change in your family’s circumstances, you can expect that future grants will be awarded at similar levels.
Can a family that does not receive financial aid upon admittance receive financial aid in future years?
If a family did not apply for or did not qualify for financial aid upon admission to the School, we will consider awarding financial aid only if the family is experiencing a significant change in circumstances. Typical changes would be an employment change, a large decrease in income or an increase in the number of children attending tuition-charging institutions.
Who qualifies for financial aid?
There are many factors that affect award decisions, including a family’s income, assets and number of children in tuition-charging schools. To get a better idea of financial aid eligibility, please use the above Financial Aid Estimator.
What about cases of divorce, separation and single parents?
St. Paul’s School will consider the income and assets of both biological parents or legal guardians in determining an award. If either parent has remarried, we also will consider the income and assets of stepparents, bearing in mind responsibilities that stepparents may have for their own biological children.
Does St. Paul's School award financial aid to international students?
The School offers a very limited amount of financial aid to international students. International applicants should complete the same Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) that domestic applicants complete by converting their income to U.S. dollars. They should also submit any relevant tax or asset information as necessary. Please contact Tim Caryl-Klika, senior associate dean of admission and director of financial aid, at 603-229-5639 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
What are the deadlines for applying for financial aid?
Jan. 15: Complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). Upload copies of last year’s completed IRS 1040s including all schedules, W-2s and 1099s to SSS.
March 10: Financial aid decisions are available to families of newly admitted students.