Financial Aid

Financial Assistance Information

One of our school’s core values and beliefs is to make St. Stephen’s Episcopal School available to all students.  Therefore, the school is committed to providing financial aid in order to make enrollment possible for all families.  

The Financial Aid Committee consists of four community members who assist the Head of School in determining the allocation of funds. Families who wish to apply must complete the application accompanied by the family’s 2018 income documents and submit the materials to the Head of School by the deadlines below.  All information will be kept strictly confidential and will be safely destroyed after each academic year.

As there is a limited amount of funding available, the following criteria have been created for eligibility:

  • Tuition from prior years must be current and/or paid in full.

  • Financial need, determined by income information for the previous year, will be the basis for consideration.

  • Aid will only be granted to kindergarten through 8th grade students.  

Financial Aid Application Dates

April 25, 2019
Returning Students

This is the deadline for returning students.  If the financial aid application is not filed by this date, families will not benefit from first round funds. Families will receive notice of their aid amount within two weeks of the application’s submission and/or deadline.

May 31, 2019
New Students

The second round of financial aid awards will be determined and distributed for our new families who file the application by this date. Any returning family applications will be accepted and awards determined according to remaining funds. Families will receive notice of their aid amount within two weeks of the application’s submission and/or deadline.

Rolling Applications
New Students

Any financial aid applications that are received after May 31 will be awarded aid determined upon the amount of funding remaining. Families will receive notice of their aid amount within two weeks of the application’s submission.

To apply for Financial Aid

Submit the Financial Aid Application and family’s 2018 income documents:

Ellen Hartman, Head of School; St. Stephen's Episcopal School; 215 North Front Street Harrisburg, PA 17101-1407

Please note that applications for financial assistance will not be processed until a completed registration form and appropriate fee is received and the deadline for 1st round awards has passed.

If you have any questions concerning the above information, please contact the school office at 717-238-8590 or contact our office manager at

Private Scholarship Opportunities

AAA Scholarship or 1-888-707-2465


The Foundation for Enhancing Communities  

The deadline to complete a scholarship application for the 2018-2019 school year is April 15.  The link below will be updated with next year’s application in December.


Children's Education Opportunity Fund of America

  • Children must currently be in PUBLIC SCHOOL wishing to transfer to PRIVATE

  • You are NOT eligible if your child is already in Private school.

  • Total parent/guardian income cannot exceed 60,000 dollars yearly

  • Scholarships are for children going into grades 2-11.

Please take the time to visit the following website:  This is the Department of Community and Economic Development’s homepage and it provides information on the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program as well as other scholarship organizations that work within the EITC/OSTC programs.  Under the topic of EITC, there is a document that you can download called Scholarship Organization List that will list all of the other organizations that may be able to provide assistance to your family.