A St. Mark’s education is an investment that will pay dividends for life. By providing an extensive financial aid program as well as tuition financing options, St. Mark’s helps families find manageable ways to afford their son’s education. The cost of tuition alone does not cover the cost of educating a Marksman. Twenty-five percent of the operating budget is supported by philanthropic sources, which ensures the excellence of the St. Mark’s experience.
 
Listed below are the tuition and fees for the 2020–2021 academic year. The amounts include lunches, textbooks and supplies.

2020–2021 Tuition

1st Grade:   $27,135
2nd Grade:  $27,135
3rd Grade:   $27,212
4th Grade:   $27,527
5th Grade:   $30,380
6th Grade:   $30,313
7th Grade:   $32,064
8th Grade:   $32,064
9th Grade:   $34,656
10th Grade: $32,522
11th Grade: $32,522
12th Grade: $33,929

Financial Aid

St. Mark’s admits qualified boys regardless of their financial circumstances. The School actively seeks students who represent varied socio-economic backgrounds. An extensive need based financial aid program, which includes a significant middle income fund, annually awards over $2.5 million in aid to approximately 14% of the student body.
 
Financial aid awards are based on need and require annual qualification. Awards are recommended by the St. Mark’s Financial Aid Committee using information provided by applicant families and qualification information from the School and Student Services for Financial Aid organization (SSS), a program of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

The chart below illustrates the income range of financial aid applicants for the 2019-2020 school year, and subsequent award decisions. Using the first line as an example, 18 families with incomes ranging from $0-$70,000 applied for financial aid for the 2019-2020 school year. All 18 of those families received awards with an average award of $28,800 each. The average award covered 97.10% of the total tuition. Individual family award qualification and award amounts are significantly influenced by the number of children who attend tuition charging schools and by extenuating financial circumstances.

Total Income Range
Number of Applications
Number of Awards
Average Award
Average Percentage of Tuition Awarded
$0-$70,000
18 18 $28,800 97.10%
$70,001-$140,000
43 40 $25,275 85.22%
$140,001-$175,000
18 18 $17,583 59.28%
$175,001-$225,000
25 24 $16,590 55.93%
$225,001-Above
23 20 $10,203 34.40%

The admission decision and the financial aid decision are made separately, and all financial aid awards are based exclusively on need. Provisional awards will be communicated with admission decisions on March 12, 2021, with final awards confirmed once 2020 income taxes are received in April 2021.

*Current families who are interested in applying for Financial Aid for the 2021-2022 school year should do so by December 1, 2020. Please call the Office of Admission and Financial Aid with questions: 214-346-8700.

*The 2021-2022 SSS Financial Aid Forms will be available online beginning early October 2020.

Financial Aid Application Checklist for Applicant Families: 

Deadline for completing STEPS 1 & 2: February 10, 2021.

STEP 1: Complete the SSS’ “Parents’ Financial Statement” (PFS). If parents are separated or divorced, the student’s custodial parent and that parent’s present spouse should complete the PFS. The School also requires the non-custodial parent to complete the PFS.
*PFS documents can be found at www.sssbynais.org.

St. Mark’s SSS Code: 6736

STEP 2: Upload a copy of all proof of income forms (eg. W-2, 1099, Unemployment 1099, etc.) for the entire household (parents and, if applicable, the student applying for aid to St. Mark’s), along with your personal 2018 and 2019 Income Tax Statement (as well as corporate if applicable), including all schedules filed. Forms should be uploaded to your SSS account.

Deadline for completing STEP 3: April 15, 2021.

STEP 3: Upload a complete copy (including all schedules filed) of your personal 2020 Income Tax Statement (as well as corporate if applicable) to your SSS account. We cannot accept abbreviated forms or the Request for an Extension of Filing Date form. Each of the above deadlines and requests for information are also applicable to the divorced or non-custodial parent.
 
*Awards for the 2021–2022 school year will be communicated to applicant families with their admission decision on March 12, 2021.

Financing Options

In addition to tuition assistance awards, families may also pursue private loan programs which enable the financing of tuition payments over the course of one or more years. For more information regarding tuition financing options, please contact Your Tuition Solution or 1-800-920-9777.

St. Mark’s School of Texas

10600 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75230

214-346-8000

About Us

St. Mark’s School of Texas is a private, nonsectarian college-preparatory boys’ day school for students in grades 1 through 12, located in Dallas, Texas. St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world.

St. Mark’s does not discriminate in the administration of its admission and education policies on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.