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Tuition Assistance Programs (Kindergarten - Gr. 8 Students)

SCHOOL TUITION ASSISTANCE (STA) 

STA supports Saint Stephen of Hungary School’s (SSHS) commitment to providing registered students with affordable educational opportunities.  For the 2024-2025 school year, families with children entering Kindergarten - Grade 8 are welcome to apply. 

SSHS's program offers support to qualified families based on need and the availability of funding, which is limited. Approximately 10% of the students at SSHS receive STA; the awards generally cover 5% - 10% of tuition. Recipients are responsible for the remaining amount.

All school fees are extra and not eligible for School Tuition Assistance.  Awards are granted for one year at a time and must be reapplied for annually. Awards are limited and renewal is not guaranteed. School Tuition Assistance is dependent on fundraising sources, primarily the St. Stephen of Hungary School Foundation. 

SSHS uses our enrollment/tuition vendor Blackbaud to confidentially evaluate financial aid applications. Blackbaud will open the 24/25 portal on October 3, 2023 for a $35 family fee. The SSHS strongly recommends that you submit your application by the deadline of January 31, 2024.  

For applicants meeting this deadline, we expect to share award details in Spring 2024 for the 24/25 school year.  Financial Aid applications are accepted at any time on a rolling basis, however, funding is limited and not guaranteed.

School Code = 06666

Click to apply: smartaidforparents 

ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW YORK PROGRAMS

SSHS works with the INNER-CITY SCHOLARSHIP FUND (ICSF) and CHILDREN'S SCHOLARSHIP FUND (CSF).  During the first quarter of 2024, these programs will email a reminder to current recipients to submit documents for the 24/25 school year.   

For newly accepted students (K- Gr. 8) to SSHS, in addition to submitting a financial aid application through Blackbaud, please contact Director of Admissions Judy Dickson at [email protected] if you are interested in the ICSF and CSF nomination process.

IMPORTANT NOTICES RE: ALL TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

1) Combined financial assistance from all sources may not exceed 75% of the student's tuition.

2) For the 23/24 school year, PreK 3 - Gr. 8 students may submit a financial aid application for STA.  Effective for the 24/25 school year, financial applications will be accepted for K-8 students. PreK students are no longer eligible. SEVIS students are not eligible. 

3) All families are expected to follow school guidelines, including but not limited to, keeping current with all Blackbaud payments. Families new to SSHS are required to pay the 2 month non-refundable tuition deposit (per child) when submitting the contact.  Families currently at SSHS are required to pay the 2 month non-refundable tuition deposit (per child) as outlined in the yearly Re-Registration Agreement. The 2 month non-refundable tuition deposit is your commitment to return for the following school year. This tuition deposit cannot be refunded for early withdrawals at any time.