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Financial Aid and Payment Options

We believe that all students should have the ability to consider an independent-school education to further their lifelong academic goals.We strive to help every qualified applicant afford a four-year education at SEM. Although we do not have the ability to award aid to everyone, we make every effort to offer assistance to as many deserving students as possible. The amount of the financial award depends solely upon the financial resources of the family.

We partner with School and Student Services (SSS) in our financial aid process. 

Click here to learn more and apply for financial aid.

To be considered for financial aid and scholarships in the first round of admissions we recommend your application be completed by December 12, 2023.

Our daughter Alicia, enrolled as a computer science major at the University of Virginia, went from taking a required assessment to determine which freshman-level programming course was appropriate, to being directed to take a placement exam, which resulted in placing out of the first year courses altogether.

 Alicia can now move forward in her studies and incorporate more advanced electives as a part of fulfilling the degree program requirements. We credit SEM with offering programming courses that not only sparked her interest in computer science, but gave her the tools to get ahead.

- Natalia Land P'19



Payment Options

Payments made in full receive a .5% discount if paid with check/cash/automated clearing house (ACH); also offered are payment plans 2 halves or 9 direct withdrawls from a bank account each month from July to March.