Financial Aid

St. Luke’s Episcopal School seeks to enroll students based on their academic strengths, not limiting them based on their family’s financial situation.  Once all admissions criteria have been met, a family may apply for financial aid.  Please note that St. Luke’s does not offer scholarships based on academic or athletic ability. All financial aid is based on financial need.

St. Luke’s uses Smart Aid, a service affiliated with Smart Tuition, to help us determine each family’s level of financial aid. A family applying for financial assistance completes an online form based on income for the previous year. Smart Aid uses this information to calculate the level of need for your family. Smart Aid requires the family to upload a copy of their tax return from the previous year. All financial information goes directly to the Business Office and is held in the strictest confidence. The maximum amount of financial aid granted is 50% of the total tuition rate.

For more information and instructions click here:  Smart Aid .

Families currently receiving financial aid must submit the appropriate documentation each year to verify that they still qualify for aid. It is strongly recommended that families apply for aid as early as possible due to a limited amount of financial aid funds.

Please contact Megan Rone (251-666-2991, ext. 8122) or Anita Roberson (251-666-2991, ext. 8135) for a financial aid packet.

Alabama Accountability Act of 2013

The Alabama Accountability Act of 2013 permitted the formation on non-profit “scholarship granting organizations” (SGO).  These SGO’s are funded by individual and corporate contributions and provide scholarships to financially eligible lower income K2-12th grade students in the state of Alabama.  SGO scholarships can provide some or all of the funding for students to attend an independent school like St. Luke’s.

How You Can Contribute and Get Tax Credits:

The Alabama Accountability Act of 2013 provides tax credits to individuals or businesses who donate to non-profit scholarship programs so low income families can send their students to a non-failing school.

Individuals and C Corporations may make a donation to St. Luke’s for up to 50% of their Alabama tax liability and receive 100% TAX CREDIT. The annual maximum for individuals is $7,500. There is no maximum for C Corporations.

The donation also qualifies for federal tax deduction.

For example, if you owe the state of Alabama $10,000 in 2015, you can donate $5,000 to St. Luke’s and then only owe the state $5,000!

For more information regarding Scholarships for Kids or the qualification process at St. Luke’s, please contact Anita Roberson at 251-666-2991 ext. 8135.

For more information on the Alabama Accountability Act please visit alhousegop.com/accountability.