St. Luke’s believes that the cost of tuition should not prohibit families from considering admission.

An established Tuition Assistance program ensures that the St. Luke’s experience is affordable to many rather than a few. For the 2018-2019 school year, St. Luke’s awarded over $3.4 million in need-based tuition assistance to more than 16% of its student population.

Candidates for admission may apply for tuition assistance for the 2019-2020 school year by completing the Financial Information section on the Standard Application Online (SAO). Or, contact the Office of Admission at (203) 801-4833 or by email at admissions@stlukesct.org and we will guide you through the process.

To be considered for need-based assistance, qualified applicants must complete the St. Luke's Preliminary Application for Tuition Assistance by December 1. A completed application includes 1) a copy of the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) from School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS), 2) official copies of the 2017 Federal Tax Form 1040, and 3) all supporting tax schedules. To complete the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) online, go to School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS), and follow the instructions to the Website for Parents/Families Applying for Financial Aid.  

**2018 Federal Tax forms are due by April 15, 2019.

As you prepare your application for tuition assistance, please keep in mind these important dates:
  • November 1: Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) can be filed online
  • December 31: All applications for tuition assistance must be completed
  • February 2019: Decisions on Tuition Assistance are mailed to families
For more information about Financial Aid, please visit the websites of either the National Association for Independent Schools or the School and Student Services for Financial Aid. Or, contact the Office of Admission at (203) 801-4834. We will be happy to assist you throughout the process.

Financial Aid FAQs

List of 10 frequently asked questions.

  • What determines eligibility for tuition assistance?

    All tuition assistance at St. Luke's is awarded on the basis of demonstrated need. St. Luke's does not award merit-based scholarships. Tuition assistance is determined through analysis of a family's financial resources, including income and assets reported in the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) and Federal Tax Form 1040 for the last two years.
  • How do we receive a tuition assistance application?

    You must complete the Student Profile via the Standard Application Online and submit the required non-refundable $75 application fee (if you feel the $75 application fee is a financial hardship, please contact the Office of Admission to request a fee waiver). We will send tuition assistance forms to those families who indicate interest in financial aid in their application.
  • What are the procedures for completing the tuition assistance application?

    Families can submit their Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) to School and Student Services (SSS) by NAIS starting November 1, 2018. Completing this process online is considered the fastest and most convenient way to deliver your information to schools. To apply for tuition assistance online, please visit the SSS website. 

    If you decide to mail your Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) to SSS, be sure to mail the original PFS and copies of each document you have been requested to send to SSS.  Documents range from 2017 and 2018 Tax forms and schedules to W-2's, 1099, important business and farm schedules, and Tax Form 4056.  Be sure to ask each school exactly what is required.

    All materials must be sent directly to:
    School and Student Services
    P.O. Box 449
    Randolph, MA 02368-0449
    It is important that all requests for tuition assistance adhere to established deadlines.  For more information about our timeline and deadlines visit our Financial Aid and Tuition section.
  • What if tax information is not available at the time of the application?

    We understand that your 2018 1040 Federal Income Tax Forms may not be prepared by our application deadline for the 2019-2020 school year. Therefore, we ask you to ESTIMATE your tax information on the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS). A provisional grant will be awarded and reviewed upon receipt of the completed 2017 Income Tax Form. If there are any differences between the PFS, the 2018 1040 and the actual 2018 1040, you should expect your award to be adjusted accordingly. Remember, we must have a copy of your latest 1040 Federal Income Tax Form with schedules in order to finalize your tuition assistance award.
  • What is the deadline for applying for tuition assistance for the 2019-2020 school year?

    Your Parents' Financial Statement must be submitted online or by mail and processed by SSS by December 31, 2018. A copy of all required documents must be submitted and processed by SSS no later than December 31, 2018.  Tuition assistance applications completed among qualified applicants after the January deadline will be reviewed as funds become available.
  • If we have more than one child applying for tuition assistance, do we have to complete more than one tuition assistance application?

    No. Please note that the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) now allows you to apply for up to three children (Applicants A, B, and C). If you do have more than one child applying, please make separate copies of the PFS for each child applying for their individual financial aid files and send them directly to the Office of Admission.
  • If we own a business or a farm, do we have to complete any special forms?

    If you own a business or a farm, you must complete the Business/Farm IRS Form as part of the online process with SSS.
  • If I am a non-custodial parent, do I file a special tuition assistance form?

    All non-custodial parents are required to complete the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) in order for their child to be considered for tuition assistance.
  • When will we be notified of our tuition assistance award?

    If all the necessary materials have been received, notification of your financial aid award will accompany your admission letter which is mailed by mid-February, 2019.
  • What if I have more questions concerning tuition assistance?

    Please call our tuition assistance office at (203) 801-4834 during office hours (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST) or send an email to admissions@stlukesct.org.  Any correspondence should be mailed to:

    Ginny Bachman
    Director of Admission and Financial Aid
    St. Luke's School
    377 North Wilton Road
    New Canaan, CT 06840

2018-2019 Tuition

Grades 5 through 8:  $40,970
Grades 9 through 12:  $42,870
 
June 1: Enrollment agreements are binding as of June 1 each year. This means that enrolled families who withdraw on or before May 31 are only liable for the Non-refundable Deposit. On or after June 1, families are responsible for the entire enrolled year's tuition obligation. A Tuition Refund Plan is available at St. Luke's, but certain restrictions do apply. For more information, contact our Business Office at (203) 801-4856.


Loans & Payment Plans

Many families require assistance beyond what a school may be able to offer. National Association of Independent Schools' (NAIS) Tuition Loan Programs and Tuition Payment Plans pages serve as a resource to help you identify other types of financing options that may be available to you. We encourage you to contact these companies and agencies to check on current fees and rates and to assess whether their services would be reasonable financing alternatives for you at the school of your choice. This list is neither an endorsement nor representation of sponsorship of these payment plans or loan programs.
 
This information comes from the National Association of Independent Schools. Families are strongly urged to visit www.nais.org for details.
St. Luke’s School is a secular private school in New Canaan, CT for grades 5 through 12 serving 25 towns in Connecticut and New York. Our exceptional academics and diverse co-educational community foster students’ intellectual and ethical development and prepare them for top colleges. St. Luke’s Center for Leadership builds the commitment to serve and the confidence to lead.