Affording a St. Paul's Education

A St. Paul’s education is an investment in your child’s future that will pay dividends throughout his or her life. We recognize that for many families, such an investment is a sacrificial act, and we work hard to keep St. Paul’s affordable. True to our faith’s call to service and outreach, we believe that the St. Paul’s experience should be accessible to the widest possible range of families; to that end, we offer a variety of tuition and support programs. In short, whatever your family’s makeup, economic situation, or background, if our values resonate with you and stir your sense of possibility, we encourage you to contact us and learn more about becoming a member of our community.

2021-2022 School Year Tuition

 

Yearly Rate

Monthly Payments

PreK Morning (7:45-12:00) $6,396 $543
PreK All Day (7:45-2:35) $8,100 $685
Kindergarten (7:45-2:35) $9,012 $761
Grades 1 and 2 $10,944 $922
Grades 3 and 4 $12,120 $1,020
Grade 5 $12,480 $1,050
Grade 6 $13,572 $1,141
Grades 7 and 8 $13,776 $1,158
Grades 9 through 12 $13,884 $1,167

Alternative Instructional Program

AIP is for diagnosed learning differences. For more information click here.

Grades 1 and 2 $14,496 $1,218
Grades 3 through 5 $17,544 $1,472
Grades 6 through 12 $19,140 $1,605

After School Matters

Grades PreK through 6 Only $2,360 $197
  • The above monthly tuition rates include a $10.00 per month billing fee and are based on 12 monthly payments (June – May).
  • Under the Monthly Payment Plan, tuition statements will be issued for 12 months beginning June 1, 2021 through May 1, 2022.
  • All families who pay tuition in monthly installments must participate in the Tuition Refund Insurance Plan.  The Plan is optional for all other families.
  • You may elect to pay tuition Semi-Annually.  Payment of one half of the tuition will be due June 15, 2021 and the remainder will be due November 15, 2021.
  • A non-refundable $200 enrollment fee is due with the signed contract for incoming families.  For current families, the enrollment fee is added to the February billing statement and is due by March 1, 2021.

St. Paul's Tuition Assistance Program

We are committed to making a St. Paul's education accessible to students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds.  The purpose of the St. Paul’s Episcopal School Tuition Assistance Program is to enroll students who would be unable to attend St. Paul’s without financial assistance and would, by their attendance at the school, potentially gain life opportunities that they would not otherwise have.  Additionally, these students’ achievements may be inspirational to other students, and their participation in the school community will broaden the overall student experience.

Tuition Assistance Guidelines

St. Paul’s does not grant academic or athletic scholarships.  All awards are based on demonstrated financial need, and are revised on an annual basis.  Both the number and size of Tuition Assistance grants are limited by the School’s financial resources.  In the administration of its Tuition Assistance program, St. Paul’s adheres to the Principles of Good Practice of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) member schools.

Assistance may be granted to students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 who meet the academic requirements for admission as well as other requirements. 

Please note the following policies before applying for Tuition Assistance:

  • A student going through the Admissions process must be accepted to the School before his or her Tuition Assistance application will be reviewed by the Tuition Assistance Committee.
  • All parents/guardians applying for Tuition Assistance must be employed.
  • Current families must be in good standing with the Business Office before being considered for Tuition Assistance.
  • For a current student to receive Tuition Assistance he or she must be in good standing, academically, as stated in the Student-Parent Handbook.  In addition, the Tuition Assistance Committee will review grades at the close of every semester and enforce academic policies put in place for students receiving Tuition Assistance.
  • The Tuition Assistance Committee will review any discipline infractions of students receiving Tuition Assistance at the close of every semester and enforce Tuition Assistance discipline policies.
  • Lack of confidentiality, including discussing the terms, or amount of Tuition Assistance will be grounds for Tuition Assistance removal. 


Information for Divorced and Separated Parents

For applicants with divorced or separated parents, the Tuition Assistance Committee will consider the assets of the parent(s) responsible for and/or contributing toward tuition.  If the financially responsible parent has remarried, we also consider the assets of the step-parent, bearing in mind the obligation to his or her own biological children.  A 2020 W-2, 2019 Federal taxes, including all schedules, and 2019 State taxes must be submitted separately by each parent and step-parent and will be held in strict confidence.

The Process for the 2021-2022 School Year

Before beginning the FAST application, we strongly encourage parents to thoroughly read the Intro to FAST Aid for Parents for detailed information and instructions.

  1. Apply for Tuition Assistance through FAST.
  2. Pay the $45.00 processing fee online to FAST at the end of the application process in order for your information to be made available to St. Paul's
  3. Directly upload (recommended) or mail the following supporting documents to FAST (applications submitted without documentation will not be processed)
    • 2020 W-2 forms
    • 2019 Federal tax return with all accompanying schedules 
    • 2019 State tax return 
    • 201 Business tax return if applicable
If you choose to mail your tax documents, please mail to the following address:
FAST Processing 
2207 Concord Pike #417
Wilmington, DE 19803
Important Dates
  • February 12, 2021 - Deadline for Tuition Assistance applications and required documents.
  • March 2021 - Notification of Tuition Assistance awards will be mailed.
For questions about completing the FAST application and submitting required documents
  • 24/7/365 Phone Support: 1-877-326-FAST (3278)
  • Email Support: help@ismfast.com
For questions about Tuition Assistance at St. Paul's please contact
  • Nancy Galanos (251-461-2131), Admissions Counselor and Tuition Assistance Coordinator
  • Elizabeth Gregory (251-461-2159), Director of Enrollment Management and Tuition Assistance

Optional Offerings and Fees

If you would like to purchase any of the optional offerings noted below, please click here to enroll in these offerings. Please fill out one form for each student that will require any of the offerings. If you do not want any of the optional offerings, you do not have to submit a form. These charges will be billed to your child's tuition account. The form must be completed by April 15th, 2021.

Yearbook - $85 per yearbook; billed in June 2021.  If you only need one yearbook for the family, select it only on one form.

After School Matters (ASM) – ASM is an after school childcare program for students in Pre-K All Day through 6th grade. ASM is a structured program with a wide variety of fun, age-appropriate activities. It is available on most regular school days from 2:35-5:30 p.m. ASM staff will aid students in getting to any enrichment classes scheduled after school.

  • ASM Full-Time: Pre-K All Day through 6th grade only
    FY 2021-2022 ANNUAL - $2,360
  • ASM Full-Time: Pre-K All Day through 6th grade only
    FY 2021-2021 MONTHLY - $197

A fee of $1.00 per minute will be assessed if student is picked up after the 5:30pm pick-up time.

ASM is billed on your tuition statement according to your selected payment plan.

Tuition Refund Insurance Plan (TRP) - 1.2% of total tuition (percentage subject to change in subsequent years). This fee is required for all monthly payers; and only optional for semi-annual payment plans. More information here.

Student Accident Insurance - $60 billed in June 2021. More information here.

Other Information

Campus Store and Book Sale

Textbooks, uniform outerwear such as sweatshirts, rain parkas, and P.E. uniforms are available at the St. Paul’s Campus Store located on the main campus.  School supplies, summer reading books,and calculators are also available through the store. A Used Book Sale will be held in the spring.

Food Service

Lunch programs for all students are available for purchase, or a student may choose to bring his or her lunch.

 

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