Tuition Assistance 

We believe in the value of a Saint John’s Preparatory School Experience, and we are committed to supporting families to make it possible through our need-based financial assistance program. 

Financial assistance decisions are made on an annual basis, and we encourage families to apply each year. We utilize a third-party provider, SmartAid, to help us evaluate a family’s ability to contribute to educational expenses.  

Application Opens: NOW OPEN for Fall 2017 - Spring 2018! 
Priority Deadline: February 1

How to apply for tuition assistance

Step 1: Complete the SmartAid Tuition Assistance Application by February 1st for priority consideration. 

Step 2: Provide SmartAid with any requested supporting documents by February 1st.

Step 3: Based on the information received from SmartAid, Saint John’s Prep will mail you a financial aid award letter outlining the amount of aid you will receive. This award letter serves as an agreement for the upcoming school year. 

For additional information on how to apply, supporting documents, and frequently asked questions, please download the SmartAid Parent Information PDF. 

Work Study Program 
For domestic students over 16 years of age, the option for students to participate in work study is included as part of their financial aid award package. Students can contribute to their tuition by working at the school during summer months. There are a limited number of opportunities available on an application-basis throughout the school year. 

SallieMae K-12 Family Education Loan
SallieMae's K-12 Family Education Loan is an ideal solution for families who need additional flexibility in paying for private education beyond financial aid, personal savings or traditional payment plans. This trusted program offers competitive rates and fees based on your credit.

Visit the SallieMae website and apply today. 




Confidentiality Statement
Saint John's Prep maintains confidential financial aid records for all applicants. These records are reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee and occasionally by the head of school or business manager. All financial aid awards are confidential agreements between the recipient family and the school, and families should not discuss financial aid with anyone other than a member of the Financial Aid Committee. Awards can be withdrawn for breach of this expectation. 

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