Tuition & Financial Aid

Financial Aid

At Thomas Jefferson School, we recognize that choosing an independent school is a significant decision for families - both academically and financially. Nearly 30 percent of our student body receives some level of financial assistance. We are committed to creating a diverse academic environment for our students, and our financial aid program allows us to assist families who may not be able to pay the full cost of tuition. 

Financial Aid Application Deadline
All applications for financial aid for the 2022-23 school year must be received by January 14, 2022. 

Financial Aid Decision Date
Returning Families: February 1, 2022
New Families: March 10, 2022

Financial Aid Application Process

  1. Complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) through the Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) system.
    1. SSS will begin accepting applications for the 2022-23 school year in early October 2021.
    2. Thomas Jefferson School's school code for the application is 7666.
    3. The fee of $55 is nonrefundable. Once your PFS is submitted, it cannot be withdrawn from the SSS system.
    4. Helpful information on the PFS process can be found here.
  2. Mail a photocopy of your current federal tax return (including all schedules and a copy of the 1040 form) directly to Thomas Jefferson School, attn: Director of Finance.
    1. If you do not have your current tax return completed at the time of the application deadline, you can submit the application based on the previous tax season. Current tax returns should be submitted upon completion.
    2. U.S. Federal tax information is required to be considered for financial aid. 

Tuition & Fees for the 2021-2022 School Year

$30,900   Day Students
Five-Day Boarding Students
Seven-Day Boarding Students
$60,050   International Seven-Day Boarding Students

Activity Fee

$1,475    Day Students
$1,675    5-day Boarders
$2,550    7-day Boarders
$2,550    7-day International Boarders   


$350 - $500, dependent on courses

Health Insurance for International Students

$1,200 (10-month policy)

The fees listed above do not include travel expenses, weekly allowances, Advanced Placement examinations, SAT or ACT examinations, and college application fees.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

There shall be no discrimination by the School in the selection of its governing Board, in the employment of personnel, in the admission of students, or in the administration of the School’s programming because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital, veteran, or handicapped status in violation of existing state or federal law or regulations.

Thomas Jefferson School

4100 S. Lindbergh Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63127
P. (314) 843-4151
F. (314) 843-3527