Financial Assistance Overview
While the availability of school resources, the number of qualified applicants, and overall budgetary constraints influence financial assistance decisions, Saratoga Independent School is committed to financially supporting as many eligible applicants as possible.
In an effort to make the process fair to all, Saratoga Independent School considers the following when making award decisions:
- The primary responsibility for financing a student’s education rests with the family.
- Both parents are expected to contribute to tuition (if applicable). If a parent chooses not to work, Saratoga Independent School imputes an annual income for a non-working parent.
- In the case of divorce or separation, Saratoga Independent School requires both parents to file an application for financial assistance. Saratoga Independent School is not bound by any divorce agreement specifying a parent’s responsibility for educational expenses.
- Saratoga Independent School believes a family should invest in their child’s education before elective expenses, for example, secondary home ownership, club memberships, and expensive car leases/purchases.