In an effort to be judicious with our financial aid resources and support Sanford's diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts which represent a core pillar in our strategic plan, Sanford is committed to making its education affordable for admitted students whenever possible.
If your family does not qualify for need-based financial aid, or you do not qualify for as much as you imagined based on the Parent Financial Statement estimation, you may submit a supplementary explanation to the admission office for consideration. This supplement can be in the form of a written document or email explaining your family's circumstances, why you are not able to afford Sanford's listed tuition (or the SSS estimation), and specifying how much your family can afford to pay for the school year. To the extent that you are able to provide details of your expenses (i.e., itemized list or budget spreadsheet), Sanford will be able to more clearly consider your family's full circumstances and determined a fair tuition rate. We want to help make Sanford a reality for our admitted families whenever possible.