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Tuition & Tuition Assistance

2017-2018
Tuition, Grades 7-12 $23,300
Lunch $1,075
Textbooks* (estimate) $400-$600 per year

Students typically incur other limited costs during the school year for items such as sports equipment or uniforms and advanced placement test fees.

*Textbook costs will vary from year to year depending on the course schedule.

Tuition Assistance at Priory

If you think Priory is the right school for your son, we want to make this possible regardless of your financial limitations. We encourage you to submit an application for tuition assistance. Priory is committed to working with families to help make attending Priory a reality!

2017-2018 School year:

  • More than $1.7 million in need-based tuition assistance awarded to students
  • More than 30% of Priory students receive assistance
  • Award Range: $2,500 to Full Tuition
  • Average Award: $12,750

Applying for Assistance

Families should apply for tuition assistance concurrently with completing the admissions application process. The tuition assistance application and review process is completely confidential. The first step is to complete the FACTS Grant & Aid Application and submit the parents’ IRS 1040 with all schedules and W-2s.

Families who complete the FACTS Application and provide the required documentation by the January deadline will receive notice of their award at the time they receive their admissions decision.

2017-2018 Tuition Assistance Timeline
FACTS Application opens  October 1, 2017
FACTS Application due  January 16, 2018
Admission decision/Tuition assistance award notifications for new students mailed  March 16, 2018
Enrollment Contract & deposit deadline: April 6, 2018 

Tuition Assistance FAQ

Will Applying for Tuition Assistance affect my admission decision?

No. Our admission decisions are need-blind, meaning admission decisions are made separately from decisions concerning tuition assistance.

Do I need to complete a separate FACTS Grant & Aid Application for each child?

No. Each family only needs to complete one FACTS Application.

What is the deadline for the FACTS Grant & Aid Application?

The application is due January 16, 2018. If your family is completing the application process after the deadline, please go ahead and complete the FACTS Application at that time. We may still be able to award tuition assistance to applications received in the spring and summer.

Is there a cost for the FACTS Grant & Aid Application?

Yes. There is a $30 fee to submit the FACTS Application. If the fee is burdensome and your family needs a fee waiver, please contact us.

What if my financial situation changes?

Each year during January families applying for tuition assistance will need to complete the FACTS Grant & Aid Application again. We will take any changes in circumstances into account when making awards for the following school year.

Is there an income cut-off for Tuition Assistance?

No. Income is the primary factor used to determine need-based aid; however, we take many other factors into account including household size, number of dependents, other tuition costs, net worth, debt, and other financial obligations.

Should our son apply to Priory even if we are concerned about our ability to afford the tuition?

If you think Priory is the right fit for your son, please apply! We do not want families to fail to apply due to concerns about affordability. We will do our best to help your family make attending Priory a reality.

Questions?

Please contact our Director of Finance:

Dawn Szatkowski
Director of Finance
(314) 434-3690 x316
dszatkowski@priory.org

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Prologue, 1

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