Our need-based scholarship program enables us to help make SAA affordable to deserving students. All students are eligible for tuition assistance. Currently 35% of SAA families receive need-based scholarship funds, totally approximately $1.1 million in aid.
The need-based scholarship application is separate from the application for admission. Applying for a need-based scholarship does not influence the admission decision. Use our calculator to the right to estimate the tuition assistance range that could be possible depending upon your annual household income and entering grades of your student/s.
SAA utilizes FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment, an independent, third party company, to help us objectively determine each family’s financial need. Multiple factors are considered by FACTS when evaluating a family’s ability to pay, including but not limited to, household income, family size, expenses, assets, and liabilities. Based on demonstrated need, scholarships are awarded up to 70% of tuition. Families must reapply each year and awards may vary from year to year depending on changes in the family’s financial situation.
All students, regardless of race, sex, color, ethnicity, sexual identity, age, religion or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law, are eligible for a need-based scholarship. Per the NAIS Principles of Good Practice for Financial Aid Administration, the amount of aid is not based upon any performance criteria, and the same standards of behavior and academic performance are applied for recipients of aid as for non-recipients.
- Who decides how much tuition assistance a family will receive?
- Is my information secure and confidential?
- How can I check the status of my application?
- What if I disagree with my award?
- Does my submission of a need-based scholarship application impact my child’s likelihood of being accepted at the school?
- What kind of economic situation is typical for families receiving need-based scholarships at SAA?
- Do you need financial information from both parents, in the case of divorce or separation?