Tuition and Financial Aid
The tuition levels and fees are for the 2013-2014 school year. You may expect a modest increase in tuition and fees for the 2014-2015 school year. Whether a child is re-enrolling or entering St. Margaret's for the first time, a deposit fee is required to guarantee a place in the school. The balance of the tuition is due in payments on May 31 and November 30. Late payments will be charged a late fee of $50.
In addition, St. Margaret's Episcopal School requires participation in the Tuition Refund Plan underwritten by the Commercial Union Insurance Company, Boston, MA, for A.W. G. Dewar, Inc. The plan costs approximately 0.9% of tuition and protects the educational investment should a student not complete the school year for any reason. The Tuition Refund Plan premium is included in the Inclusive Activity Fee.
Tuition & Financial Aid Documents and Deadlines
Financial Aid applications for New Families are due Friday, February 15, 2013
Financial Aid applications for Currently Enrolled Families are due Thursday, February 28, 2013
Financial aid enables St. Margaret's Episcopal School to bring students of varying backgrounds to its campus. More than $2.8 million of need-based financial assistance was awarded for the 2012-2013 school year. Students whose families cannot afford the full tuition cost of St. Margaret's are encouraged to apply for admission. After admission decisions are made, financial aid awards are considered and offered to families who demonstrate financial need.
St. Margaret's is a member of School and Student Services for Financial Aid (SSS). SSS uses national methodology to calculate a family's financial need. This methodology assists St. Margaret's in determining a family's financial ability to contribute towards the cost of tuition. The Financial Aid Committee carefully evaluates the income and assets of each family applying for aid and awards financial assistance according to demonstrated need.
- Click here to complete and print St. Margaret's Financial Aid Request Form.
Send the Financial Aid Request Form directly to St. Margaret's:
Attn: Director of Admission & Financial Aid
31641 La Novia
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
- Complete the School and Student Services for Financial Aid (SSS) Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) online at www.sss.nais.org. You may contact the SSS Helpline at (800) 344-8328 for assistance. Please submit the PFS online for a significantly shorter processing time. There is a $35 fee for submitting a PFS online.
Download and print the PFS Cover Sheet.
- Make a copy of your signed 2012 Federal Tax Form 1040 including all W-2 and/or 1099 forms and schedules for both parents. It is imperative to complete your taxes early this year so you can meet the financial aid deadline.
If families are concerned about submitting all of the necessary tax documentation by the stated deadline, the Financial Aid Committee will allow a CPA certified estimate of 2012 taxes and all schedules in order to complete the financial aid file.
Submitting 2012 Tax Information Online:
After activating one's SSS financial aid application online, parents could Log into their account, then click on the academic year. If an application has been submitted parents will be able to click on "Manage Documents" after the 24 hour processing time. Here one can see what is required, if anything, and upload the documents. Parents need to make sure it is an acceptable file format (PDF, TIFF, GIFF etc.) and under 4 mb's.
- New Families: February 15, 2013
- Returning Families: February 28, 2013
Priority will be given to financial aid applications received by the respective deadlines. Please note: divorced or separated parents must each submit a financial aid application. The Financial Aid Committee is unable to review applications until they are complete. Financial aid awards are re-calculated each year for current students and reflect any changes in a family's financial situation.
For questions regarding the financial aid program, please contact the Office of Admission and Financial Aid at (949) 661-0108 ext. 248 or