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Tuition & Financial Aid

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Financial Aid

Stevenson is committed to helping make each student's education affordable. We know choosing an independent school is a major financial decision, and that's why we encourage all families who are interested in exploring financial assistance to apply.

Applying for Financial Aid

We welcome applications requesting financial aid and ask that all applicants complete the steps below and meet all deadlines.

  1. Mark the "Requesting Financial Aid" box when you fill out your Request Information form and/or your SAO (Standard Application Online).
  2. Look for an email from the Stevenson Financial Aid office initiating your application for tuition assistance.
  3. Create a Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) account at www.sssbynais.org. See deadlines below.


Date Applies To What needs to be completed:
Oct. 24
All Families

First date you can create an account on www.sssbynais.org.


Feb. 1


All Families


Your completed PFS is due to www.sssbynais.org. The Stevenson code is 6082.


Feb. 1

New Families


Federal tax filings (specifically, form 1040 and all related schedules, statements, and W-2s and/or 1099s) for 2017 must be uploaded to www.sssbynais.org.


Feb. 24


All Families


2018 Federal tax filings (see details above) must be uploaded to www.sssbynais.org.


Feb. 24
All Families


Form 4506-T (for 2018) must be signed (no payment required) and mailed or emailed to Stevenson School.


MARCH 10th

If you have completed the Admission process and submitted all required financial aid documents by the published deadlines, you will receive a financial aid decision notification via email on March 10 (separate from your admission decision).

Named Grants and Endowed Funds

Annual Grants for Financial Aid

William McCaskey Chapman and Adaline Dinsmore Chapman Foundation
Established 2001 to support students from the Monterey Peninsula.

Pebble Beach Company Foundation
Established 1983 to support students from the Monterey Peninsula.

Endowed Funds for Financial Aid

The Balestreri Family Scholarship Fund
Established 1998 by the Ted Balestreri family for deserving students who otherwise would not have the opportunity to attend Stevenson School.

The Patsy and Bill Brandt Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established 2001 by Andrew Dunigan '83 for the benefit of qualified students in need of financial assistance and to honor the Brandt family.

The Gage Rankin French Memorial Scholar
Established 1990 by family and friends in memory of Gage French '88 to give a deserving student the chance to experience the Stevenson community that meant so much to Gage.

The Hotchkis Scholarship Fund
Established 2001 by former parent and longtime trustee John Hotchkis through the Elizabeth Bixby Janeway Foundation to make a Stevenson education possible for deserving students with financial need.

The Jackson-Akiyama Fund
Established 1999 by trustee Michael Jackson '68 and his wife, the Rev. Diana Akiyama, to provide financial aid for deserving Stevenson students.

The Perocchi Family Scholarship
Established 2001 to benefit a qualified student affiliated with the Boys & Girls Club of Monterey County.

The Merritt-Haynes Grant for Student Achievers
Established 1999 by the Merritt and Haynes families to fund students whose hard work allows them to take advantage of the many opportunities at Stevenson.

The Admiral Pullen Scholarship Fund
Established in 1990 in remembrance of longtime dedicated teacher Admiral Harold Pullen to support students needing financial assistance.

The Ricklefs Scholarship Fund
Established 1982 by a group of dedicated alumni in memory of founding headmaster, Robert U. Ricklefs, to support students needing financial aid.

The Coach Wilson Scholarship Fund
Established 1993 by Coach's family as a tribute to his life and many years of service to Stevenson. The fund, which was made possible by matching grants from the William McCaskey Chapman and Adaline Dinsmore Chapman Foundation, supports students who are residents of the Monterey Peninsula.

The Colburn Family Scholarship Fund
Established 2006 by David Colburn '76, to support a boarding student whose family proves financial need.

The Hopkins Scholarship Endowment
Established in 2004 by Bryant Riley '85 in memory of his friend and classmate Charles Stanford "Chuck" Hopkins, to support Stevenson’s commitment to diversity and to perpetuate at the school the life of giving that Chuck clearly established for himself before his untimely death in 1986.

The Glen and Lavina Stinson Scholarship Fund
Established 2000 by Glen and Lavina Stinson to give deserving students the opportunity of a Stevenson education.

The David M. Hulme Scholarship Endowment
Established 2009 by Samuel T. Reeves in honor of his grandson, David Hulme '09.

The Nathan Krissoff Endowment
Established 2007 by family and friends to perpetuate the name and memory at Stevenson of Nathan Krissoff ’99, who was killed in action in Iraq on December 9, 2006, in service to his country. The named scholar is a rising senior.

The Class Memorial Fund
Established 2009 by Allen Burnham ’66 in honor of Peter Gallo ’64 and by Todd Vaccaro ’93 in memory of Kawika Chetron ’93, Jennifer Guy ’93, Hydeus Kiatta ’93, and Amy Yoshioka ’93 to support student financial aid.

The Señora Maria Vargas Scholarship Fund
Established 2007 in honor of Señora Vargas’s 45 years of teaching Spanish at Stevenson.

The Alumni Council Fund
Established 2006 by Alumni Association leaders Jim Flagg ’74, Steve Zahm '82, and Cynthia Chapman '83 to support student financial aid.

The Frank Keith Endowed Scholar
Established 2008 by the Dinkelspiel Family (Scott '77 and Ross '83) to honor Frank B. Keith for his 50 years of service to Stevenson School and, in Mr. Keith’s words, “to make sure that every qualified kid who wants to go to Stevenson can.”

The Caddell & Chapman Scholarship Fund
Established 2012 by parent and trustee Cynthia Chapman ’83 and her husband Michael Caddell to provide need-based financial aid for grade 9-12 students at Stevenson, this scholarship fund recognizes the important role that financial aid played in Ms. Chapman’s own experience as a student at Stevenson.

The Roger W. Stephens Scholarship Fund
Established 2012 by trustee Roger W. Stephens ’77 to support recognition and financial assistance to deserving students enrolled at Stevenson’s Pebble Campus who have demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary financial expenses.

The TJ Day Scholarship

Established 2014 by a bequest from Theodore James (T. J.) Day, Stevenson alumnus ’66, former Stevenson trustee and member of the Keck-Day family, longtime benefactors of the Stevenson School.

The Read Family Scholarship

Established 2015 to provide tuition assistance assistance to an outstanding local student who could not otherwise attend Stevenson.

The Robert Aughtry Scholarship

Established 2015 by members of the Class of 1964 to honor retired teacher Robert Aughtry who had a lasting impact on their lives and to “pay it forward” to deserving students hoping to attend Stevenson.

The Henry Fairbanks Scholarship Fund
Established in 2015 by longtime Stevenson teacher of Mathematics Henry Fairbanks to provide tuition assistance to a day student at the Pebble Beach Campus.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Stevenson's mission regarding financial aid?

To support its goal of reflecting diversity in its student body, Stevenson provides financial aid to as many qualified students as possible who could not otherwise afford a Stevenson education. All financial aid awards are based exclusively on financial need. Stevenson does not offer merit or athletic scholarships.

What percentage of Stevenson families receive financial aid?

In the latest academic year, 40 percent of our students received a grant-in-aid. This figure includes students in kindergarten through grade 12.

What is the typical grant amount?

Every situation is unique. We make every effort to award 100 percent of demonstrated need.

For which grades is financial aid available?

Students applying for Kindergarten through Grade 12 may apply for financial aid. The school does not offer aid at the pre-kindergarten level.

Does Stevenson offer financial aid to international students?

Only U.S. citizens who are able to provide U.S. tax returns can be considered for aid.

What does "aid-blind admission policy" mean?

Members of the Admission Board do not know which applicants are applying for financial aid. Admission decisions are not based on the financial need of a student’s parents.

Who sees my financial information?

The School’s Director of Financial Aid reviews your tax documents as well as the Parents’ Financial Statement you submit online to SSS by NAIS. All information is considered confidential and is used solely for the purpose of determining a family’s demonstrated need for financial aid.

Do we wait to be offered admission before we apply for financial aid?

No. The Financial Aid and Admission applications must be submitted by their respective deadlines. Financial Aid requests without an admission application will not be processed.

If we qualify for financial aid, does that ensure we will receive a grant?

Requests for aid often exceed available funds. Occasionally, a student may be wait-listed for financial aid. In these instances, it is possible aid will become available, but it is not a guarantee. Meeting published deadlines is very important.

Does Stevenson offer academic or athletic scholarships?

No. All grants are based on financial need.

If we are a returning family and received aid last year, can we assume we will receive aid again automatically?

No. Family financial situations can change year to year, and a grant-in-aid is offered for one year at a time. Families must reapply for aid each year their student attends Stevenson. Aid will be awarded on a family’s demonstrated need and available funds. Meeting published deadlines matters.

Is the process different for returning families?

If a family applied for financial aid the previous year, only the most recent tax year documents are required. Everything else, including deadlines, is the same for all families, new or returning.

Does financial aid cover the cost of other fees such as books, transportation, field trips, etc.?

No, these are the responsibility of the family.

What if parents are divorced or separated?

Both parents, even if they are divorced or separated, must file the required documents. Our policy for divided families is to consider the assets and income of both parents. If either parent has remarried, the assets and income of the stepparent will be considered, bearing in mind the stepparent’s own obligations to his/her children from another relationship. Stevenson cannot be bound by the assertion that one parent has disclaimed responsibility for educational expenses.

If I have other children applying to or already attending tuition-charging institutions, must I apply for financial aid at those schools too?

Yes, we assume that a family applying for aid from Stevenson will apply for aid from all tuition-charging schools their other children may be attending. Two reminders: If another school does not have a financial aid program, please note that on your Parents’ Financial Statement. Also, we will ask for verification of the financial packages from other schools.

How does Stevenson fund financial aid?

The sources of financial aid include the school’s general endowment and a number of annual grants and named endowed funds established to support financial aid. A portion of the school’s annual operating budget is also earmarked for grants-in-aid.


Grades 9-12 Resident


Grades 9-12 Day

Kindergarten -
Grade 8
Pre-Kindergarten $16,500

Upper Division

Comprehensive Fee 2018-19

The Comprehensive Fee includes:

All students:

  • Tuition
  • Science Laboratory Fees
  • Art and Ceramics Fees
  • Gym Services
  • Field Trip Transportation
  • Graduation
  • Pirate Parent Club
  • Student Activities
    - Weekend shuttle service to local areas and shopping
    - Admission to all home games
    - Student council activities
    - Weekend activities organized by resident faculty
    - Student publications including the newspaper (Tusitala), the literary magazine (Vailima), and copy of the annual full-color yearbook, Spyglass
  • Student Accident Insurance ($100 deductible, subject to certain policy limitations)

Day students only:

  • Lunch

Resident students only:

  • Room and Board

Additional Expenses - Day Student (Estimated)

Required and optional expenses not covered by the Comprehensive Fee are listed below.

All Students:

  • Books and School Supplies
    $400-$800 (required)
  • Laptop Computer
    (required - any laptop that is less then 3 years old)
  • Technology Network/Software License Fee $125 (required)
  • Student Health Insurance
    All students are required to carry health insurance through a school-sanctioned US-based insurance carrier. Domestic students are required to upload proof of US-based insurance by August 1st, 2018.

    More information about insurance can be found here.

  • Tuition Refund Insurance* 3.1% of Comprehensive Fee (optional)
  • Supplies and Snacks (amount varies, optional)
    - Athletic uniforms
    - Campus Store purchases
    - Snack bar
    - Class clothing
  • Professional Instruction (amount varies, optional)
    - Driver’s education
    - Golf at Spyglass Hill
    - Tennis at Pebble Beach Tennis Club
    - Riding at Pebble Beach Equestrian Center
    - Rock Climbing
    - Music Lessons
    - Tutoring
Day Students only:

  • Bus Transportation (optional)
  • Credit Balance ($250 maintained on account to cover student charges)

Additional Expenses - Resident Student (Estimated)

Required and optional expenses not covered by the Comprehensive Fee are listed below.

All Students:

  • Books and School Supplies
    $400-$800 (required)
  • Laptop Computer
    (required - any laptop that is less than 3 years old)
  • Technology Network/Software License Fee $125 (required)
  • Student Health Insurance
    All students are required to carry health insurance through a school-sanctioned US-based insurance carrier. Domestic students are required to upload proof of US-based insurance by August 1st, 2018. All international students will be automatically enrolled in the UnitedHealthCare Options PPO Plan policy and the premium will be directly billed to the student’s account. The premium for this policy is $1,795 for a 10-month period beginning August 15, 2018 and ending June 14, 2019, and $1,995 for a 12-month period beginning August 15, 2018 and ending August 14th, 2019. Your student will be enrolled in the 12-month program unless you contact the Stevenson health center and request the 10-month insurance policy. Domestic students are not eligible for the United HealthCare Options PPO plan through Stevenson.

    More information about the policies for both US and international students can be found here.

  • Tuition Refund Insurance* 3.1% of Comprehensive Fee (optional)
  • Supplies and Snacks (amount varies--optional)
    - Athletic Uniforms
    - Campus Store Purchases
    - Snack Bar
    - Class Clothing
    Professional Instruction (amount varies--optional by arrangement)
    - Driver’s education
    - Golf at Spyglass Hill
    - Tennis at Pebble Beach Tennis Club
    - Riding at Pebble Beach Equestrian Center
    - Rock Climbing
    - Music Lessons
    - Tutoring
Resident Students only:
  • Laundry
    $125 (required) for unlimited use of washers/dryers
  • Refundable Room Deposit
    $150 per year (required)
  • Weekly allowance and cash advances
    ($40 per week suggested--optional)
  • Transportation to airport for vacations and school breaks
  • Credit balance in student account ($500 must be maintained to cover student charges)

Lower and Middle Division

Comprehensive Fee 2018-19

The Comprehensive Fee includes:

  • Tuition
  • Lunch
  • Morning Drop-Off
  • After-School Co-curricular Program: this faculty-led After-School Program for both Lower Division and Middle Division students offers dozens of workshops and activities, as well as faculty-supervised study time and office hours.
  • Textbooks and classroom supplies
  • Art room fees
  • Field trip transportation fees
  • Student publications, including a full-color yearbook
  • Student Accident Insurance ($100 deductible)
  • Parent-Teacher committee fees
  • Pirate Planner (for Middle Grade students and for all PK-8 families)
  • Summer Camp
    Stevenson currently offers enrolled Grade 1 - Grade 4 students complimentary Classic Camp for our five week summer camp. For more information, visit our Summer Camp web pages.

Additional Expenses (Estimated)

  • Required and optional expenses not covered by the Comprehensive Fee are listed below.

All Students:

Grades 5-8 only:

  • Science Camp
    $650–$1,250 (required)
  • Laptop Computer
    (a MacBook Air is required)
  • Technology Network/Software License Fee
    $125 (required)
*Tuition Refund Insurance is required if a payment plan is requested and approved by the Business Office.

$5.65 millionCommitted in financial aid for the 2018-19 year