Tuition, Financial Aid &
Investing in your Child’s Future
Financial assistance is not awarded in the form of a loan. It is a dollar amount determined through the Financial Aid application process that is given to the family toward tuition by St. James Academy.
Financial assistance is awarded during a confidential process to families with students entering Kindergarten-Grade 8. Awards are made by the Board of Trustees’ Finance Committee on the basis of need. Need-based financial assistance is defined as assistance awarded to a student for whom the total school expenses are greater than his or her family’s ability to contribute toward education. The amount of financial aid received corresponds to the difference between these levels and is related to the SJA funds available for distribution to all qualified families in any given year. We are proud that 14% of tuition revenue is designated per year for need-based tuition assistance.