Scholarship & Tuition Assistance
The St. Luke's community is deeply committed to offering considerable tuition assistance to qualified students. Tuition assistance is need-based. We are eager to invest in students and families who will both contribute to and benefit from our community.
Students in kindergarten through eighth grade are eligible for tuition assistance. A student must be accepted to St. Luke’s before tuition assistance may be awarded. The family must be current on payments to the school in order to be considered for an award.
Beginning December 1st, applications for tuition assistance are available online. Deadline for online submission to FACTS will coincide with the enrollment contract binding date.
Parents requesting tuition assistance must submit their financial information online directly to FACTS. Click here to access St. Luke's FACTS portal. Applications for admission and for tuition assistance are two separate processes and must be completed separately. Admission to St. Luke’s is need-blind and does not guarantee receipt of a tuition assistance award. FACTS will notify St. Luke’s upon receipt of your tuition assistance application.
Copies of your 2015 OR 2016 IRS Form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ
Copies of all 2016 W-2 Wage and Tax Statements (note if applying before you receive all 2016 W-2’s, you will need to submit them as soon as they become available in order to complete your tuition assistance file)
A non-refundable application fee of $30 paid directly to FACTS online
There is no set income level to qualify for tuition assistance. Each family’s financial situation is unique.
Yes, both parents (custodial and non-custodial) must complete the application process with FACTS.
For purposes of calculating financial aid, an income of $10,000 will be attributed to any non-working parent without a child under age five.
Yes. Tuition assistance is awarded annually; therefore, recipients must reapply each year. A family’s financial circumstances--and therefore financial need--can vary from year to year, as can the financial need within the larger St. Luke’s community. The Tuition Assistance Committee’s decision to make an award one year does not set a binding precedent for aid awards in future years.
Awards will be made beginning in mid-March to new and re-enrolled students who have a signed enrollment contract on file. All financial obligations to SLES must be current. Access to tuition assistance information is kept restricted and confidential at the school. We ask that our families receiving tuition assistance also hold this in strict confidence. Breach of confidentiality may result in forfeiture of a tuition assistance award.
Any parents who feel that their circumstances are exceptional and warrant further consideration should submit a written statement outlining their reasons to the Tuition Assistance Committee, C/O The Business Office, St. Luke’s Episcopal School. If the amount awarded is insufficient to meet the parents’ financial needs, the family will be released from its contractual obligations and the student will be withdrawn from that academic year. This decision must be communicated in writing to the Business Office by 4:00 PM on the award due date (which is specified in the award letter). The enrollment deposit will also be returned. If the parents do not respond by that deadline and they subsequently decide to withdraw, they will forfeit the enrollment deposit.
The John R. Foster Scholarship
The family of John R. Foster created the John R. Foster Scholarship Fund at St. Luke’s Episcopal School to honor the memory of a much loved, extraordinary man. “Johnny” was born in Del Rio, Texas. He attended Sewanee: The University of the South, which he said transformed his life. First and foremost, his Episcopal education forged deep commitments to lifelong learning, service to others, and worship in the Anglican tradition.
The John R. Foster Scholarship Fund provides a full scholarship for a middle school student in grades 6-8 who exhibits a demonstrated record of academic achievement and a “servant’s heart.” The need-based scholarship will be awarded to a recipient who is fully prepared for the rigors of St. Luke’s Episcopal School. The first Foster Scholar joined the St. Luke's community in the fall of 2015.
Who is eligible?
Applicants for the need-based John R. Foster Scholarship must be rising sixth grade students who will be new to St. Luke’s Episcopal School.
When is the application due?
Application files must be complete by March 8, 2017 to be considered for the scholarship.
St. Luke's is grateful to the entire Foster family for their commitment to this scholarship to honor John who embodied the values we espouse. In particular, he put his faith into action through his service to others, a value we seek to cultivate in each and every St. Luke's student.
Support the Foster Scholars of today and tomorrow: click here to make a
100% tax-deductible donation to the John R. Foster Scholarship Fund.