Tuition & Affordability
Access and Success
At San Domenico, we understand that economic, cultural, and social diversity enhances the educational experience for our entire community. We are committed to making our independent school accessible to deserving students and families from a variety of backgrounds, and our financial aid program supports this commitment to attract and enroll the strongest, most diverse student body possible. This leads to greater success for our entire School community including parents, students, teachers, staff, and the greater world.
San Domenico School is a community of belonging, dedicated to inclusion and respect for all. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation/identity, disability, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law, in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
An Independent School Education is an Investment in Your Child’s Future
We recognize the considerable cost of an independent school education and no worthy student should be deterred by financial reasons from applying to San Domenico. We award grants to accepted students each year based upon their family's demonstrated need and the School's available funds.
Our financial aid budget, which also includes money raised and given for scholarship purposes, provides funds for tuition assistance. Intended as a supplement to family resources, awards are made not only to families whose ability to pay school costs is extremely limited, but also to those of somewhat more substantial means who may need only a minor subsidy to meet tuition. We encourage families who believe that additional assistance will be necessary to apply for financial aid. Such assistance is based on the assumptions that the primary obligation for financing a student's education lies with the family and that the family is willing to make significant adjustments in the use of its discretionary resources in order to meet educational costs. It is important to note that despite San Domenico’s commitment to assist as many families who require financial assistance as possible, the demand each year exceeds the availability of resources for this purpose. We therefore insist that recipients fully merit their grants by a conscientious and a positive approach and commitment to every aspect of their school environment.
How To Apply
To provide financial assistance in an equitable manner, families seeking aid must complete the School and Student Services (SSS) Application through the National Association of Independent Schools. While most students who receive financial aid are awarded funds at the time of admission, it is occasionally possible for accepted candidate to be placed on a financial aid waiting list pending the responses of other students to whom aid has been offered.
In allocating the school's limited financial aid resources, the Financial Aid Committee considers a number of criteria. These include the following:
- Strength of a candidate's academic credentials
- Quality of extracurricular involvement
- Strength of recommendations
- Potential to make a meaningful contribution to the school
- Diversity she or he will bring to the campus community
- Amount of need
Download the 2017-18 Financial Aid Handbook
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