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

Tuition assistance is limited to families who may qualify due to household size and income. See the chart below. Limited slots are available for re-enrolling and/or new families.  You will be required to provide proof of income and dependents. Please complete the online tuition assistance application as required.


• Families must complete the online Tuition Assistance application and submit all required supporting documentation in CLARITY by February 1st for priority consideration. CLARITY charges a $60 online fee for processing the application.
•  Tuition Assistance Awards will be emailed with Admission Decisions.

Please note: Submit all online Tuition Assistance applications in CLARITY. Submit all supporting documentation to complete the application (refer to the CLARITY application for specific documentation requirements). Tip: Your tuition assistance application should be completed simultaneously with your admission application, in order to receive a timely decision. **Please ensure each student on the admissions application is also on the tuition assistance application.

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 the Business Office at 214-421-5221 x 278 or email us at

Additional Family Support:
a. In-app support through the “Help” button in the lower left corner
b. Email support at
c. Phone support at 206-210-375

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