Learn more about current school issues and trends from Sanford School’s educational experts.  Sanford’s blog is sure to help you navigate your child’s educational journey.

Learn About Financial Aid & Affordability Options for Private Schools

Posted by Jaime Morgan on October 14, 2016 at 5:00 PM
Jaime Morgan

AffordabilityPrivate school admission offices across the country often hear the same sentiments...We would love to have our children at your school. We think they would thrive in this type of learning environment. We just don’t know how we could ever afford it.

High tuition amounts are often the biggest barrier to families who are interested in a private school education for their child. What many do not realize is there has been a national shift in the types of families who are applying for financial aid and other tuition assistance. More and more middle and upper-income families are applying for and receiving financial help with the tuition bills.

It is a good practice for families to call the financial aid officers at the schools they are considering and ask questions about the school’s program. A guide for this conversation may be found here:

Click Here to Find Out The Top Questions to Ask About Financial Aid 

At Sanford, we like to be transparent about how our  tuition assistance processes work. Please don't hesitate to reach out to the Admission and Financial office to see how we can help you make a Sanford School education an affordable option for your family.

Jaime L. Morgan '02 is the Associate Head of School for Advancement at Sanford School, a preschool-Grade 12 College Preparatory School in Hockessin, Delaware.


Topics: Financial Aid, Affordability