Current students and applicants accepted by the Enrollment Office may apply for financial aid by following the procedures below. Applicants must demonstrate financial need as reported by the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS). Financial aid awards are granted on an annual basis and governed by the Financial Aid Committee and are kept completely confidential. Financial aid is always contingent upon the availability of funds in any given year. Additional factors taken into account in the award decision process are family size, income, expenses, assets and liabilities, and spending priorities.
Our financial aid program is based solely on financial need, rather than academic performance. Applying for financial aid will in no way affect consideration of your child for admission at St. Mark's. Therefore, any family who has reviewed their financial situation and feels they need help paying tuition should apply for aid.
Families interested in financial aid for the upcoming school year should apply as follows:
Application Period: October 2, 2017 - March 1, 2018
Step 2: Submit the required documentation as outlined below.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS 2018-2019
Due March 1, 2018: 2017 Federal Income Tax Return (1040), including all schedules and W-2/1099 forms
Required Documents must be submitted to SSS via a secure online upload. The Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) Online Workbook (available upon login to SSS website) will take you step by step through this process. Timely submission of required documentation is the most important aspect of the process. Families applying for financial aid will be notified of their award by March 23, 2017.
Financial need is determined by the School’s Financial Aid Committee, which uses the confidential Parents Financial Statement, income tax returns, and the School and Student Service for Financial Aid as a guide. School and Student Service collects information that is submitted by parents to assist our committee in determining need. Through all submitted materials, the committee then determines who receives aid and how much aid to grant.
In general, yes, if all children in the family are in school. We realize circumstances may make it impossible or very difficult for both parents to work outside the home in specific cases. Explaining such circumstances on your financial aid application and describing the non-working partner’s plans for eventual employment, are important.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School also accepts the “Step Up For Students” scholarship that is available to students entering Kindergarten or First Grade or students transferring to St. Mark’s from a public school in all grade levels. This scholarship program is based solely on income and number of people living in the household. Please visit www.stepupforstudents.org for eligibility and online application, or contact the Admission Office.
St. Mark’s participates in the OMCC program – tuition assistance for children of deployed service members and the MCCYN program – tuition assistance for children of active military stationed in the US.
To receive the tuition assistance, contact Child Care Aware and give them our provider number: 38748.
St. Mark’s participates in the child care subsidies for children of employees of the GSA, Army, Coast Guard, Customs & Border Protection, and the National Parks. Please contact your employer’s HR department to participate.
An independent day school for children age 1 through grade 6.