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All boarding, grades 9-12 in Alexandria, Virginia

Tuition and Financial Aid

List of 3 items.

  • Tuition & Fees


    The Comprehensive Fee for the 2019-20 School year is $60,900. This amount includes tuition, room and board, basic health center expenses, and the cost of most school-sponsored academic, athletic, and recreational activities. There are no additional charges for technology, course-related supplies and equipment, outdoor education, local special events and weekend activities, and all meals provided daily through the dining hall. These expenses, at some schools, could total as much as $3,500 per year. The purchase of course-specific books – and a personal computing device if one is not already owned – will be the largest, and for most students the only, cost not included in tuition.
    Personal Expenses associated with attending Episcopal vary from student to student. The following provides an estimate of the major items:
    • Laptop Computer – a one-time expense of approximately $1,400 - $1,900, depending on the model. Students are required to have a laptop computer and may bring a laptop of their choosing.
    • Textbooks and Academic Materials – about $700 annually
    • Private Music Instruction – $1,200 - $1,600 annually
    • Varsity Athletic Team Trips/Camps - $500 - $1,000 annually
    • Monthly Allowance – about $200 monthly for laundry, local transportation, and entertainment
    • Other Expenses – clothing, travel to and from Alexandria, and family weekends are other items for consideration
  • Financial Aid


    Episcopal seeks applications from talented and motivated students, regardless of family financial resources. Because every family cannot afford this investment, the School makes financial assistance available to help close the gap between the costs of attending EHS and a family’s ability to pay, as determined by needs methodology used by the School and Student Services by NAIS.

    To make the School affordable to more families, Episcopal provides several financial options. EHS is committed to socio-economic diversity, which brings a variety of perspectives and enables students to debate, discover, and expand upon their knowledge of the world. Achieving this greater understanding is critical to preparing students to succeed in all aspects of life. We urge families to apply even if there is concern over the ability to pay tuition.

    Awards to qualified students are made in the form of grants and are based upon a demonstration of financial need, coupled with a student’s individual merit. In addition to financial aid, two payment schedules are available to accommodate family budgeting and planning needs.

    While Episcopal High School subscribes to the belief of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) that the primary responsibility for funding the cost of education resides with the family, we also understand that it is becoming increasingly difficult for a large percentage of families to afford independent school tuition. Episcopal urges talented and motivated students to apply for admission, even if there is a concern over the ability to pay tuition, and encourages parents to request application forms and apply for financial assistance.

    In 2018-19, approximately 35 percent of the student body will receive financial assistance. Approximately $7.1 million in aid is awarded annually, with the average grant equaling about $44,000. The Financial Aid Committee keeps all financial information confidential. Financial aid is available to students of any race, color, gender, creed, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.


    Episcopal works with the School and Student Services by NAIS. This organization provides Episcopal with a confidential statement of need based upon an application for financial aid completed by the parent called the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS).

    The deadlines for submitting the PFS and supporting materials to the SSS are listed below. Timeliness in meeting these deadlines is critical for consideration to receive financial aid. The PFS must be completed online. Supporting materials may be uploaded or submitted by mail. Signed copies of the required documents should be sent to SSS by NAIS, P.O. Box 449, Randolph, MA 02368-0449 if sent by US Mail. The overnight mail address is SSS by NAIS, Application Processing Center, 15 Dan Road, Suite 102, Canton, MA 02021

    Due by February 1, 2019
    • PFS must be completed and submitted to the SSS by NAIS (with Episcopal as a designated recipient of the evaluation - Episcopal's code is 3022). To complete your online application. please click here.
    Due by March 1, 2019
    New applicants must submit signed copies of the following required documents:
    • IRS Form 1040 for 2018
    • All IRS Schedules for 2018 (if applicable)
    • W-2 and/or 1099 forms for 2018
    • Parents must also complete a signed (but undated) IRS Form 4506-T, which you may find here.
    For students whose parents are divorced or separated, both parents are required to submit signed copies of the required documentation.

    Due by March 15, 2019
    Returning applicants must submit signed copies of the following required documents:
    • IRS Form 1040 for 2018
    • All IRS Schedules for 2018 (if applicable)
    • W-2 and/or 1099 forms for 2018
    • Parents must also complete a signed (but undated) IRS Form 4506-T, which you may find here.
    For students whose parents are divorced or separated, both parents are required to submit signed copies of the required documentation.


    The Financial Aid Committee is chaired by the Financial Aid Director and ultimately reports to the Admissions Director. Other members of the committee include the Chief Financial Officer, an Admissions Officer, and at least two members of the faculty.

    Both returning students and admissions candidates are notified of financial aid decisions in March. The financial aid decision is mailed to parents along with the invitation for enrollment. Parents are required to reply within 30 days.


    Tuition grants are made for one year. Parents must complete a PFS each year and send it to the SSS in accordance with the application schedule outlined above. Unless there is a significant change in annual income or available assets, parents can normally expect the level of assistance to be continued from year to year if the student’s performance at Episcopal meets the expectations of the Financial Aid Committee.
  • Payment Schedule (2019-20)


    An Enrollment Deposit of $6,100 is required when a student enrolls for the year. This amount is credited to the first comprehensive fee installment.

    Contingency Deposit of $600 is required of all new students. This amount is refunded or credited when a student graduates or leaves.

    The Comprehensive Fee is payable in either two or six installments. You will be asked to select your preferred payment plan when you return your enrollment contract.

    Two-Installment Plan
    Due on July 25: 75% of the Comprehensive Fee
    Due on November 25: 25% of the Comprehensive Fee

    Six-Installment Plan
    Due on July 25: 30% of the Comprehensive Fee
    Due on the 25th of each month, August through December: 14% of the Comprehensive Fee

    Deposit fees and installments for students receiving financial assistance are adjusted accordingly.

    To assist parents with budgeting, Episcopal provides information about an independent loan service at the time of enrollment. Parents may also wish to participate in the TuitionNet Insurance Program, which insures payment of the comprehensive fee should the student need to withdraw from Episcopal for any reason during the year.

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List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • Q How long does it take to complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS)?

    Approximately two hours. The information provided must be complete and accurate. Referencing the Federal 1040 tax return of the previous year can be very helpful in completing the PFS. Because timeliness in the application process is important, estimated numbers may be used with the Federal 1040 for validation at a later date.
  • Q Does a non-custodial parent need to file a PFS and submit a tax return?

    Yes. The non-custodial parent is required to complete the PFS and return it, along with a photocopy of the signed Federal 1040 form and supporting schedules and wage and tax statement(s), to the Financial Aid Director.
  • Q Is it possible for a family with more than $200,000 in income to qualify for financial assistance?

    Yes. This is very likely if the family is also paying tuition for other children attending educational institutions.
  • Q How much will I have to contribute?

    The primary factors that determine a family's contribution are: household income and expenses, assets and indebtedness, and the number of children attending schools and colleges that charge tuition.

    Although individual family financial circumstances differ, the following table illustrates the average family contribution by income level of students enrolled during the 2018-19 school year.

    Gross Family Income

    Number of Families

    Average Family Contribution

    Under $39,999



    $40,000 - $69,999



    $70,000 - $99,999



    $100,000 - $149,999



    $150,000 - $199,999



    Over $200,000


  • Q Are scholarships that are not based on financial need available?

    Each year between five and 10 merit scholarships are awarded to new students on the basis of academic and extracurricular merit. They range in value from $5,000 - $15,000 and are renewed annually. There is no separate application process, as all applicants are automatically considered and awards are determined by the Admissions Committee.
  • Q Is financial aid available to international students?

    In special situations, it is possible for international students to receive financial assistance. However, priority in the funding process is given to United States citizens.
  • Q Are financial aid recipients limited in the activities that are available to Episcopal students?

    No. School-sponsored cultural and recreational activities are a part of the Comprehensive Fee, and they are made available to everyone along with the tickets, transportation, and supervision that is provided.
  • Q Does applying for financial aid affect my chances for admission?

    As the collective need of those students applying for financial aid deemed admissible by the Admissions Committee exceeds the financial resources available to new students, applying for financial aid may impact the admission decision.
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