Financial Aid

We're Committed To Helping Families

We appreciate the financial commitment families undertake in deciding to send their children to Severn School. We are committed to offering families need-based financial aid and it is our hope that every qualified candidate has the opportunity to join our community.

Need-Based Financial Aid

A Severn education is an investment for a lifetime. For the 2021-2022 school year, Severn awarded approximately $3 million in financial aid to qualified families (23% of students). Our mission is to build a community of belonging - and this starts with a commitment to providing financial support to those who demonstrate financial need. A family’s financial situation does not affect an applicant’s admission decision. Admission decisions are entirely independent of financial aid requests.

List of 3 items.

  • Assessing Need

    To help us objectively assess what a family is able to contribute to its student(s) education expenses, we use School and Student Services (SSS By NAIS) as a trusted third party. The SSS analysis of a family's "Estimated Family Contribution (EFC)" is a critical component of our financial aid decision. However, it is just a start.
  • Making Decisions

    To make our final financial aid award decisions, we use the SSS figures as the baseline for our own additional review, taking into consideration our total financial aid budget, other information we may have collected, our school’s policies and priorities, and the needs of our entire applicant pool. Due to circumstances like these, and others, our school may ask your family to contribute more or less to tuition than what is estimated on the SSS Family Report.

    In the case of financial assistance, the matter of divorce or separation of parents is a difficult one. The school will consider the assets of both natural parents, if living, before making any award, and cannot be bound by the assertion that one parent has disclaimed responsibility for educational expenses. It is not within the school’s policy to fund one parents’ unwillingness to pay, if able. If either parent has remarried, we will consider also the assets of the stepparent, always bearing in mind the obligation of that stepparent to his or her own natural children. It is necessary that both the natural parents and their current spouses, if any, fill out the appropriate PFS form. It is the responsibility of the custodial parent to ask the non-custodial parent to fill out this form, which you should request from the admissions office. If it is not possible for the non-custodial parent to fill out the form, please write us a letter explaining these circumstances.

    It is Severn’s expectation that families rely first on their own resources before expecting the school to help them with financial aid. Once the youngest child in the household is of school age, the financial aid committee will include a “minimum other-parent income” that will be considered in calculating need for that particular family.
  • Applying for Aid

    We partner with School and Student Services (SSS) by NAIS in our financial aid process. To begin your financial aid application, you will complete SSS’s Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS).

    Forms must be submitted to Student Service for Financial Aid no later than January 21, 2022.

    In order for a student to be considered for aid, it is essential that parents adhere to the instructions and deadlines. A request that is filed late will not receive priority and, even though the family may qualify for aid, it may not be available.

    Each award is made for one year only, based on the availability of school funds and on an annual case-by-case evaluation. If a family's circumstances do not change significantly, Severn makes every effort to continue assistance at an appropriate level.

    If you have questions about financial aid please contact Kim Slade, Director of Enrollment, at Ms. Kim Slade or 410-647-7701 x2265.

Malone Scholarship Program

In May of 2012, Severn School was selected to receive a prestigious $2 million endowment award from The Malone Family Foundation. The School has been designated to establish The Malone Scholars Program at Severn School for the purpose of providing scholarships to new students entering grades seven through ten who demonstrate financial need and possess exceptional academic promise. Once selected, Malone Scholars will continue to receive their scholarships through grade twelve.

Severn School awards at least one Malone Scholarship to a new student each school year. Our goal is to identify additional Malone Scholars each year using income from the grant, in accordance with the Malone Family Foundation’s endowment spending policy. Financial support for each Malone Scholar, in keeping with the Foundation’s guidelines, may range from 30% of tuition to full coverage. These scholarships are renewable until graduation.

Families interested in receiving information about the Malone Scholarship at Severn School, especially those with students rising to grades seven through ten, should contact Director of Enrollment Ms. Kim Slade or Associate Director of Admissions Mr. Joe Christie.

Substantial need-based financial aid packages also are available outside of the Malone Scholars program for students in grades PS through 12.

Lower School

Preschool-Grade 5
Chesapeake Campus
1185 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Arnold, MD 21012

Middle/Upper School

Grade 6-12
Teel Campus
Severna Park, MD 21146