Tuition & Financial Aid 2014 - 2015 Academic Year

Doane Stuart awards approximately $2 million in tuition grants annually, to over 50% of the families who attend the School.

You may think that you do not qualify for aid because of your household income, but families at most income levels may qualify for either Merit Awards, or Need-Based Awards. No two families are the same, so it is important that you contact the Admission Office today and ask about our financial aid programs. Start the conversation today!

We have maintained the percentage of students who receive significant financial aid (50%; which is more than twice the national average). Expanding our commitment to serving students from every economic quarter of our regional society and remaining true to our mission (as a coeducational, interfaith, college preparatory school), has been essential to our success and the success of our students.

Limited Merit Awards are available for incoming, new, Upper School students.  Merit Scholars must demonstrate Character; Leadership; Excellence in the Fine Arts, Music, the Humanities or Sciences. All Applicants for Admission will be considered for these select awards. No additional application is needed for consideration for this award.

To allow the School to determine your family’s eligibility for Financial Aid, you must complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) through School and Student Services (SSS). SSS is a service of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). You may visit the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) at and complete the required form online.

In addition to submitting the PFS a copy of your 2013 tax return and W2s must be submitted to SSS. Doane Stuart’s school code is 2878.

All Need Based Aid is in the form of a grant. A Financial Aid grant will not be awarded until a student has been accepted at Doane Stuart. However, an application for Financial Aid can be completed at any time, and families are encouraged to initiate their Financial Aid application when they begin applying to the School. Because Doane Stuart operates within a Financial Aid budget, funds are allocated in the order in which Financial Aid applications are received. The earliest possible completion of both the Application and Financial Aid process is highly recommended. Please contact the Admission Office at (518) 465-5222, ext. 201 or ext. 210, for Financial Aid information.

*Tuition includes:

  • Busing
    (including from the City of Albany, Saratoga, Malta, and Clifton Park, the City of Cohoes, and Columbia and Greene counties)
  • Uniform exchange
  • Comprehensive, on-campus SAT preparation course delivered during the school day by Kaplan.
  • Individual college counseling
  • Subsidized College trips (organized by the Office of College Counseling)