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Tuition & Financial Aid

St. Margaret's is still accepting mid-year enrollments for the 2016-2017 school year. Please contact the Office of Admission for more information regarding tuition and fees.

Tuition for 2017-2018, excluding charges for books, supplies, tutoring, weekend activities, uniforms, and allowance, is as follows:

International Boarding

$48,900

Download an International Boarding student tuition and fees sheet, with estimates and examples of additional student expenses.

At St. Margaret's, international students strengthen their English skills, take challenging academic courses, and fully immerse themselves into American culture. Click here to learn more about our global enrichment, ESL curriculum, and other program highlights.

Domestic Boarding

$48,900

Download a Domestic Boarding student tuition and fees sheet, with estimates and examples of additional student expenses.

Top 10 Reasons to Go to a Boarding School

1) Emphasis on college preparatory
2) Learn to be responsible
3) Passionate teachers who love to teach
4) Become part of a supportive and secure community
5) Readily available resources
6) Individualized attention offered through small classes
7) Impressive campus facilities
8) Gain independence
9) Academically challenging
10) Solid foundation for adulthood

Visit the Boarding School Review for more information.

5-Day Boarding

$39,900

Download a 5-Day Boarding student tuition and fees sheet, with estimates and examples of additional student expenses.

St. Margaret's new 5-Day Boarding Program allows students just outside of commuting distance to reside on campus during the school week and return home for weekends. Contact the St. Margaret's Office of Admission to learn more about this unique and affordable offering.

Day

$18,400

Download a Day student tuition and fees sheet, with estimates and examples of additional student expenses.

A day student plays as important a role in this special community as a boarder, serving in leadership positions, playing on athletic teams, attending weekend events, and becoming involved in a variety of clubs and activities. They, too, can benefit from the list of reasons to attend a boarding school. Day students use the Student-Faculty Center as their home base and have the following exclusive resources: a Day Student Faculty Sponsor, Head Day Student Prefect, and dedicated overnight residence hall room.


Financial Aid

Overview

As a school founded by the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia for "girls of character and ability," an important part of our mission is to ensure that students who meet our admission criteria have access to the educational opportunities we provide. To help families afford a St. Margaret’s education, we offer a variety of payment plans, access to loan information, and need-based financial aid.

How Need is Determined

Families complete a Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) with the School and Student Services for Financial Aid (SSS), a division of the National Association of Independent Schools. Based on financial information provided by a family, SSS calculates funds a family should have available for educational expenses. Using this information, the school determines the amount of financial aid that can be offered. St. Margaret's attempts to meet a portion of the tuition expense with its available resources. Awards are made annually, and families must complete a PFS each year in order to be considered for financial aid. In cases of divorce or separation, both custodial and non-custodial parents are required to submit forms.

Steps to Apply

If you believe your family may qualify for financial aid, please follow these steps to apply:

1. After October 24, go to http://sss.force.com/familyportal.

2. Click on the prompt to begin your Parents' Financial Statement (PFS). You only have to complete one PFS for all children applying to our school and for all schools to which you are applying for financial aid. St. Margaret's School's Code is 6724. Be sure to list our school code so that we will have access to your application.

3. Please send electronically, or by mail, a copy of this current year's tax returns with all applicable schedules, and the same for the previous year, unless we received the previous year's tax documentation in last year's application process.

For any School and Student Services (SSS) questions, call:
800-344-8328 (Mon – Fri: 9am – 8pm EST, Sat: 9am – 4pm EST)

For more information about the Financial Aid process, contact the Office of Admission.

Important Dates

NEW STUDENTS

October 24 - Financial Aid forms become available

January 31 - Parent Financial Statement (PFS) deadline; Tax returns and all schedules must be submitted to SSS by mail or online

March 10 - Admission and Financial Aid decisions are mailed

April 10 - Enrollment Contract and deposit deadline

RETURNING STUDENTS

October 24 - Financial Aid forms become available

January 31 - Parent Financial Statement (PFS) deadline; Tax returns and all schedules must be submitted to SSS by mail or online

February 15 - Re-enrollment Contract and Financial Aid decisions are mailed

March 10 - Enrollment Contract and deposit deadline

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