TUITION ASSISTANCE PHILOSOPHY

St. Philip’s School and Community Center has a need-based tuition assistance policy. For a school our size, we award a substantial amount of tuition assistance each year. Our admission decisions are made need-blind, without regard to a family's financial situation. We believe no qualified student should be denied enrollment because his or her family cannot afford tuition. It is also important to remember that an independent school education is a choice for families. Both the school and the families make significant financial sacrifices to support this choice. We review each application for tuition assistance by the same guidelines and evaluate individual family needs relative to others in our school.

Distribution of Tuition Assistance is based on need. It takes into consideration income, family size and any unusual circumstances. 

Early Childhood Tuition Assistance (PK2- K): Tuition assistance in early childhood is limited to families who participate in the Dallas County Child Care Assistance program (CCA - formerly CCMS). Limited slots are available for re-enrolling or new families in grades PK2 through K who are receiving Child Care Assistance.  You will be required to provide proof of authorization.  Please complete the online tuition assistance application as required.  Please contact the Child Care Group for specific information on eligibility requirements for CCA.

Elementary Tuition Assistance (1st – 6th): All students in first grade and above are eligible to be considered for tuition assistance with the submission of a complete tuition assistance application.  Current families must be in good standing with the school. 

Online applications for tuition assistance are reviewed by the Tuition Assistance Committee; a calculation from FACTS Management is used in determining the amount of the award.

TUITION ASSISTANCE CHECKLIST

  • Complete the online Tuition Assistance  application in FACTS by February 1st, 2018 for priority consideration.  FACTS charges a $30 online fee for processing the application.
  • Submit all required supporting documentation to FACTS by February 1st, 2018.   
  • Tuition Assistance Awards will be mailed with Admission Decisions on Friday, March 9th, 2018.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I have to reapply every year?  Yes.  Because a family’s financial situation may change from year to year, the committee requires all current tuition assistance recipients to reapply each year.  The amount of the award may vary depending on the circumstances of the family and school.

Do I have to pay the Tuition Deposit if I receive Tuition Assistance?   Yes.   The amount of the tuition deposit will be $250.  Since it is a Deposit and not a Fee, the amount of your deposit will be applied to your tuition balance, thereby reducing the amount that will need to be paid by you during the Tuition Payment Plan year.

Whom do I contact if I have further questions?   Please contact Tameka Johnson, Director of Business Administration, at 214-421-5221 X 182 or email us at financial.aid@stphilips.com.  You may also speak with a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 1-866-315-9262