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Affording St. John's

You Can Afford St. John’s Parish Day School

St. John's welcomes all families! Choosing to enroll at St. John’s Parish Day School is providing the gift of learning to your child/ren.  Every family’s financial situation is different and can vary from year to year. St. John’s financial aid program recognizes this and works with your unique circumstances to assess your financial need and respond accordingly. St. John's Parish Day School strives to meet the demonstrated need of all admitted students, subject to budget considerations in any given year.

How to Apply for a Financial Aid Grant

Financial Aid grants are only offered for Lower School students, Kindergarten-Fifth grade. St. John’s partners with FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment to collect your financial information, conduct an analysis of it and render a grant recommendation. This process is will be open in mid-November annually. There is a $40 FACTS application fee for participation.

Required documents will include:

  • All current year W-2 Wage and Tax Statements for both parents (same household or separate households)
  • IRS Federal Income Tax Return for both parents (same household or separate households)
  • Copies of all supporting tax documents if you have any business income/loss
The preferred way to submit documentation to FACTS is to upload documents in pdf format. You can also fax your documents to fax at 866-315-9264 or mail them to: FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment, P.O. Box 82524, Lincoln, NE 68501-2524. Please include the applicant ID on all faxed and mailed correspondence.

 

Applicants can apply at https://online.factsmgt.com/aid

Lower School Financial Aid Timeline

  • Mid November - Financial aid applications available online.
  • January 26 - Submitted Financial Aid application deadline and all required documents due.
  • February 5- Financial Aid Awards shared via email.
  • February 15 - Deadline of Financial Aid Acceptance.

 

Additional Financial Support Opportunities for all families include:

Head of School Scholarship

Any child who has been admitted to St. John’s Parish Day School is invited to apply for the Head of School Scholarship.  Special consideration will be given to an applicant demonstrating financial need and exemplary character.

Kingsley Scholars Program
Any child of color who has been admitted to the Parish Day School is invited to apply for the Kingsley Scholarship. Special consideration will be given to applicants who will matriculate from the Early Childhood, Transitional Kindergarten, and Kindergarten grades. Demonstrated financial need is also an important criterion.

The Rose Window Fund
The Rose Window Legacy Grant was created to encourage St. John's Episcopal Church parish families with children entering Kindergarten to enroll in St. John’s Parish Day School. This grant supports the common education mission of our parish and school. Rose Window Legacy Grants provide a special opportunity for parish families to educate their children in the same Episcopal tradition that weaves through the spiritual life of the family. 
 
Zara Blay Memorial Scholarship

Any child who has been admitted to St. John’s Parish Day School is invited to apply for the Zara Blay Memorial Scholarship.  Special consideration will be given to an applicant demonstrating financial need and exemplary character.

Angie Pontier Memorial Scholarship

Any child who has been admitted to the Transitional Kindergarten program at St. John’s Parish Day School is invited to apply for the Angie Pontier Memorial Scholarship.  Special consideration will be given to an applicant demonstrating financial need and exemplary character.

The Van Bokkelen Scholarship

Any new child who is a resident of Catonsville and has been admitted to St. John’s Parish Day School is invited to apply for the Van Bokkelen Scholarship.  Special consideration will be given to an applicant demonstrating financial need and exemplary character.

Tuition Discounts:
  • St. John's Episcopal Church Parishioner discount for new Lower School enrollees
  • Sibling discounts: 2nd child $1,000
                                 3rd child  $750
                                 
    4th child  $500

Request information from St. John’s Admissions at admissions@stjohnspds.org or by calling 410-465-7644 ext 419.

Frequently Asked Questions


Do I apply every year for financial assistance?


Yes, applying every year is required. 


If we did not apply for financial aid during the admission process, can we still apply after we are admitted? 


We strongly encourage all families who will require financial assistance to meet our stated deadlines. We cannot guarantee that funds will be available at the end of the admission season. 

If my child is admitted without any financial aid, might there be aid available the following year? 


There is little chance that a student enrolling without financial aid would be awarded aid in subsequent years without significant changes in the family's financial circumstances.  

 

Can I use my 529 Plan to pay for a private school?

 

Yes, the new federal tax law allows families to withdraw up to $10,000  a year from a beneficiary's 529 account to pay tuition for Kindergarten through 5th grade without federal taxes or penalties.


Does St. John's offer other tuition grants or scholarships?


Yes. There are scholarship opportunities for members in good standing of St. John’s Episcopal Church. Visit SJEC Grants & Scholarships for more information. Begin the process of applying by submitting your information on FACTS, https://online.factsmgt.com/aid.

If we receive financial assistance, do we have to pay the school back?


No. Awards are not loans and are provided to families on a need-based basis in order to ensure that the St. John's experience is accessible to highly qualified students regardless of their ability to afford our tuition. 

 

Confidentiality

Please be assured that the status of applications for admission and financial assistance are handled confidentially. 

 

St. John's Parish Day School's Non-Discrimination Statement
 
St. John's Parish Day School welcomes all, regardless of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, disability, marital status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law in the administration of its educational programs, admissions and financial aid policies, employment practices, and other school-administered programs. 

 

 

Questions: Please call our Admissions Office at 410-465-7644 with any questions or concerns.

Financial Aid Timeline

Mid-November- Financial aid applications available online.
 
January 26 - Submitted Financial Aid application deadline and all required documents due.
 
February 5 - Financial Aid Awards shared via email.
 
February 15 - Deadline of Financial Aid Acceptance.