Tuition and Financial Aid

Your Most Valuable Investment

Your child's education is one of the most valuable investments you make. Its worth is measured not only in your child's academic success and college matriculation. It's also measured in in the value of extraordinary personal attention your child receives, encouragement to innovate, and being immersed in a diverse and inclusive community.

Financial Aid Philosophy

The St. Stephen's Episcopal School Mission places great value on diversity and inclusion. We respect the potential and dignity of all people, and our program is committed to the development of the whole person - mind, body and spirit. To this end, St. Stephen’s awards need and merit-based financial assistance to students from across the socioeconomic spectrum. Financial-aid grants support our efforts to enroll a diverse and well-rounded student body from Austin, the U.S. and around the world.

Virtual Affordability Workshop

A virtual Affordability Workshop will be held on Tuesday, January 9 at 7:00 p.m. Topics include completing the Parent Financial Statement forms, submitting tax documents, payment plans, merit boarding scholarships and general questions about the process. This is a parents only session. Register here to receive the Zoom link.

In the 2023-2024 school year, 21 percent of the student body received over $5.7 million dollars in financial assistance with awards ranging from $1,880 to over $60,000. These awards aided families with annual incomes ranging from below $50,000 to over $100,000.

Tuition and Required Fees

2023-2024 School Year

Middle School Tuition: Grades 6-8 $34,000.00
Upper School Tuition: Grades 9-12 $35,900.00
Domestic Boarding Supplement: Grades 8-12 $32,600.00
International Boarding Supplement: Grades 8-12
(Students with parents living outside the United States)
Food Service - Day students $2,100.00
Food Service - Boarding students $4,200.00
Facilities Use Fee - New students $1,700.00
Facilities Use Fee - Returning students $400.00

Total Costs

New Middle School Day Student Total Cost  $37,800
New Upper School Day Student Total Cost  $39,700
New 8th Grade Boarding Student Total Cost $72,500
New Upper School Boarding Student Total Cost  $74,400
New International Boarding Student Total Cost  $77,700

Total cost includes tuition, facilities use fee, and food. Families should expect additional costs of $500-$800 for textbooks and supplies.

Financial Aid & Merit Scholarships

St. Stephen's offers need-based and merit-based financial assistance to families. As part of the financial aid application, we require the following documents.

  • Parent Financial Statement (completed online through SSS).
  • Signed previous year 1040s and all related schedules.
  • Copies of previous year W-2 and 1099 Forms.
Required documents are submitted to and processed by School and Student Services (SSS). In addition to St. Stephen's policies and budget, we use School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) as a guide when determining individual awards.

A limited number of merit scholarships are awarded to students applying for the 9th or 10th grade boarding program who reside in the United States. Application for the scholarships is available on the Application for Admission. Please review the criteria for each scholarship.
Address: 6500 St. Stephen's Dr., Austin, TX 78746
Phone: (512) 327-1213