Affording SSM


Your child’s education is one of the most important decisions you will make as a family. We understand the significant financial commitment and sacrifices many families make to enroll at SSM. With nearly $6 million dollars awarded to 49% of the student body in the 2017-18 school year, SSM has one of the largest financial assistance budgets of the private schools in Minnesota. Nearly all income levels may qualify for financial aid. The average grant for a SSM family is $21,750.

Our financial aid program is designed to help middle class families join SSM. This program allows families to apply for tuition assistance, taking their financial circumstances into account, and making a SSM education affordable to many qualified students who could not otherwise join our school community.

We encourage families to request further information about financial aid if they have concerns about their ability to afford our full tuition.

Financial Aid decisions are made independent of admission decisions, but only after a student has been accepted academically to the School.

  • Financial aid is awarded based on family need
  • There are no merit scholarships
  • Financial aid awards are grants that do not need to be repaid
  • Approximately 50% of all SSM families receive some form of financial aid
  • All families applying for financial aid are required to:
    • Complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) from the School and Student Service for Financial Aid. Families applying for financial aid can access the PFS at http://sss.nais.org.
    • Shattuck-St. Mary’s School code is 7324.
    • Please note: in the case of divorce, separation, or if never married, both parents are required to complete the PFS form.
    • Provide copies of the last two years (2016 and 2017) of federal tax returns.
    • For independent loan programs, we refer families to Your Tuition Solution.

Affording a SSM education may be more manageable than you think. Contact Dan Moyer, Assistant Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid, at [email protected] or 507.333.1571 today for more information and to take your first step in one of the most important decisions your family will make.

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