The financial aid program at St. Anne School is guided by our belief that parents have an obligation to pay the educational expenses of their children to the extent that they are able. In an effort to promote access for students who will benefit from an outstanding education and whose contribution in and outside of the classroom will enrich the St. Anne community, St. Anne School provides financial aid to qualified families.
St. Anne School’s financial aid policies reflect standards of equity and fairness, and embrace St. Anne School’s ongoing commitment to access, affordability, and socio-economic diversity.
The review of the financial aid applications is done on a confidential basis and independently examined by Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST), a 3rd party financial aid analysis service. The St. Anne Financial Aid Committee confidentially examines all financial aid requests and awards based on the availability of funds and the demonstrated need. All financial aid applications including all tax documents are to be completed no later than February 7th (re-enrolling students) and February 28th (new students) preceding the school year for appropriate consideration.
Financial Aid Policies and Instructions can be accessed via the links below. If you have additional questions after reviewing this information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. All written communications regarding financial aid should be addressed to the Financial Aid Committee at St. Anne School, and should be marked “Personal and Confidential.”
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Financial aid awards are for families with a demonstrated financial need.
St. Anne School adheres to local, state, and federal laws and regulations that require non-discriminatory practice in the administration of its financial aid policies.
St. Anne School endeavors to meet the financial needs of its applicants dependent on funds available and the number of requests. All information provided to the St. Anne School Financial Aid Committee is treated with the strictest confidence.
A financial aid award will be considered only after a current and complete application for financial aid is on file.
Financial aid awards are determined on an annual basis. Each financial aid family must reapply annually.
St. Anne School reserves the right to withdraw any offer or award of financial aid if it is determined that the application is incomplete, false, or includes misleading information.
Financial aid awards will not be made if the account carries an unresolved past due balance. In the event where a financial aid award is made and the account of the previous year is delinquent, St. Anne School reserves the right to withdraw the financial aid offer.
In the case of a separated or divorced family, the school will require both parents to complete all of the requirements for applying for financial aid. We must consider the income and assets of both natural parents before making any award, and we cannot be bound by the assertion that one parent has disclaimed responsibility for educational expenses.
St. Anne School expects that all students will perform to the best of their abilities in all matters of academic, social and extracurricular life, and St. Anne School will not subsidize sub-standard performance or lack of commitment to the life of the School.
In the review of financial aid applications, the Financial Aid committee differentiates between necessary expenses and money spent for lifestyle choices. With respect to the latter, beyond a certain point, St. Anne School will not provide aid to offset “lifestyle” expenditures that could have been directed toward education.
St. Anne School makes and communicates financial aid decisions in a manner that allows families to make timely, careful, and fully-informed enrollment decisions. Awards will be communicated by April 15 (or the following business day if the 15th is not a business day) for all applications that were completed on time.
All families with current or prospective St. Anne students grades Preschool (5-day) through Grade 8 and higher are eligible to apply for financial aid. Preschool students who attend fewer than five days per week are not eligible for financial aid.
Financial Aid Instructions
If you are in need of financial assistance for the 2019-2020 school year, you must apply for financial aid at the time of enrollment. Please complete an online financial aid application through Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST). The enrollment deposit is waived for financial aid applicants.
Click on the "Apply for Financial Aid" button and follow their instructions. When you sign on as a new user, you will be asked to create a user name and password so that you can log in and out of the program as needed. In order to complete the online application, you will need to gather financial records similar to what you need to prepare your tax returns. Please download the FAST Parent User Guide for specific details on what information you should have available at the time of application. The non-refundable financial aid application filing fee of $45.00 (subject to change) is paid directly to FAST, and must be paid electronically at the completion of your application through credit card payment.
When submitting your online application, you are required to upload the following information to FAST in order to complete the application process by February 7th (re-enrollment students) or February 28th (new students):
Copies of your 2018 federal and state tax forms including all supporting tax schedules. Please include 2017 federal and state tax forms if 2018 tax returns will not be complete by the deadline. Once 2018 tax returns are complete, please upload to FAST.
Copies of your 2018 W-2 forms for both parents, if applicable.
Copies of all 2018 Form 1099’s for both parents, if applicable.
Any other information as may be requested after submission of your application. Please use the Quick Processing Wizard within the FAST application to get the full list of your specific requirements, as well as information on how to submit all required supporting documentation to FAST.
If you have questions or concerns about the application process, you may contact the FAST call center directly at 1-877-326-FAST or email@example.com. They are available 24/7/365.
Please keep in mind that the following requirements MUST be met to be eligible to be considered for financial aid:
Your child must be entering Preschool through grade 8 in the upcoming Fall. Preschool children who attend fewer than five days per week are NOT eligible for financial aid.
Your student’s account for the previous school year must be current.
The online application, supporting documentation, and 2018 tax returns must be remitted by your relevant due date.
Financial aid funds are limited and will be disbursed based a first come, first served basis. The Financial Aid committee will advise applicants of its decision by April 15, 2019 or the following business day.
Applicants should retain copies of all materials submitted to FAST. Please do not submit your supporting documentation to St. Anne School.
Itemization of Financial Aid Awards
In order to provide some measure of financial aid to the greatest number of families possible, the financial aid program covers tuition and field studies only. Please direct any questions to the Financial Aid Committee via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial aid awards do not cover the following items:
Tutoring of any kind
Athletic team participation fees
Musical/play production fees
Student supplies for grades 6-8 (students are expected to bring their own)
Expenses relating to the lunch program
STAR Program fees
8th Period fees
After School Program fees
Future Problem Solvers (FPS) fees
Home copy text books
Dances and other school-sponsored events, etc.
Fees for before and after school extra-curricular programs, events, and offerings
Any services provided by a third-party vendor before, during, or after school
August 24, 2018 – New Student 1-5 Orientation September 14, 2018 - New Parent Reception January 24, 2019 – Admission Open House February 2, 2019 – New Student Testing for Grades K through 8 March 4, 2019 – New Student Enrollment for 2019-2020