Tuition Aid

Scholarships/Opportunity Grants/COTGS Parishioners Grant
Support Active Military Grant (SAM Grant)/Need-Based Financial Aid

St. James offers tuition assistance.  Awards are in the form of specific named scholarships, SAM Grant, Need Based Financial Aid, Opportunity Grant, and COTGS Parishioner Grant. These funds come from endowments, special donations, and grants. All financial assistance decisions made by the Financial Aid Committee are final.

SUPPORT ACTIVE MILITARY GRANT (SAM GRANT)

The SAM GRANT is available to active duty personnel in any branch of the armed forces stationed in the Corpus Christi area (not applicable for Reserves or National Guard unless called for Active Duty).The SAM GRANT was established in recognition of those who actively serve in the defense of our country.  St. James feels our military bear a special burden in the education of their children because of multiple, short deployments in a variety of settings.  The SAM GRANT is intended to provide our premier education to families whose lives are dedicated to keeping our nation free, whose values are strong, and whose sense of responsibility is keen and clear. The SAM Grant represents a 25% reduction in tuition for one scholar (the oldest), a 35% reduction for the second sibling (next oldest), and a 45% reduction for any additional siblings.  Like our other tuition assistance programs, scholars must remain developmentally and academically ready for the rigors of a St. James education and are renewable as long as the parent remains ACTIVE MILITARY in our area. To qualify or requalify for the SAM GRANT,  ACTIVE MILITARY must present their current ID YEARLY and provide any other financial information as may be required by the Financial Aid Committee to properly evaluate the need for assistance. SAM Grant applicants are not required to apply through FACTS.

In addition to active military, active officers in the Corpus Christi Police Department (CCPD) receive a 25% reduction in tuition for each child. To qualify or requalify for the SAM GRANT, ACTIVE CCPD must present their current ID YEARLY

OPPORTUNITY GRANT

St. James Opportunity Grant is awarded to scholars in all grades who demonstrate they would be assets to our School, siblings of prior recipients of OG, or scholars who show great promise of growing up to be significant contributors to the larger community. The Opportunity Grant is offered to middle income families who make a difference in the larger community and whose (combined) household income falls within middle income parameters.  This grant is renewable through yearly application through FACTS (see info below) for families with gross income between $60,000 and $120,000. Opportunity Grants are awarded based on household income within that range, and the number of children attending St. James. Opportunity Grants are awarded a 25-35% reduction in the tuition. Sibling discounts do not apply.

FINANCIAL AID (NEED-BASED-Household income below $60,000)

The following named awards are based solely on financial need with a maximum awarded of half of the tuition:

St. James Episcopal School Scholarships (Financial need)

Robert Douglass Browning Scholarship (Financial need)

To qualify for scholarships, financial assistance, or tuition reduction grants, parents or responsible guardians MUST RE-APPLY EACH YEAR BY:

  1. Submitting the FACTS Financial Aid data online at https://factsmgt.com
  2. Submitting a copy of their most current Federal tax return to FACTS by email;
  3. Submitting other financial information as may be required by the Financial Aid Committee to properly evaluate the need for assistance.
  4. The tuition amount awarded is subject to change based on application for financial assistance through FACTS (https://factsmgt.com/) and must be completed each year no later than May 1.

COTGS PARISHIONER TUITION REDUCTION GRANT

St. James COTGS Parishioner Tuition Reduction Grants are awarded to scholars in all grades whose families are members of the Church of the Good Shepherd. To qualify for a COTGS Parishioner Tuition Reduction Grant, a family must be a member in good standing and an active participant at the Church of the Good Shepherd, complete a financial needs assessment application (through FACTS Management), and have submitted an application for admission to the School. The COTGS Grant is designed to assist COTGS families whose annual income is between $120,000-$250,000. This grant is renewable through yearly application through FACTS.

  • Families with income between $120,000 and $175,000. COTGS Grants are awarded a 10-15% reduction in the tuition, based on household income within that range, and the number of children attending St. James. Sibling discounts do not apply.
  • Families with income between $175,000 and $250,000. COTGS Grants are awarded a 5-10% reduction in the tuition, based on household income within that range, and the number of children attending St. James. Sibling discounts do not apply.

To qualify for scholarships, financial assistance, or tuition reduction grants, parents or responsible guardians MUST RE-APPLY EACH YEAR BY:

  1. Submitting the FACTS Financial Aid data online at https://factsmgt.com
  2. Submitting a copy of their most current Federal tax return to FACTS by email;
  3. Submitting other financial information as may be required by the Financial Aid Committee to properly evaluate the need for assistance.
  4. The tuition amount awarded is subject to change based on application for financial assistance through FACTS (https://factsmgt.com/) and must be completed each year no later than May 1.

NAMED SCHOLARSHIPS

Several named scholarships are awarded each year.  Criteria for these awards vary.

The following five awards are based solely on scholarship, merit, and leadership criteria, not on financial need.

Carey-Charba Scholarship (Attendance, Citizenship, Mission Appropriate – Rising Kindergartner)

David Dennett Welch Scholarship (Competitive – Rising 7th grader)

John E. Nisbet, Jr. Scholarship (Academic, Service, Enthusiasm – Rising 7th grader)

The H. Palmer Bell Scholarship (Academic, Spiritual – Rising 7th grader)

The Jane Addams Guild Scholarship (Academic, Creativity, Character – Rising 5th grader)