Affording St. John’s College


We believe that the excellent educational experience at St. John’s is of lasting value and recognize that a private humanities, sciences and arts education can be an expensive undertaking for students and their families. Our staff works with students and families to provide guidance throughout the application process. All admitted students may qualify for grants and/or scholarships, no matter what their family income. The college offers need-based grants, plus merit scholarships to students who show academic promise. The college's individualized financial aid program tailors each package with a combination of direct grants, scholarships, reasonable loans, and work-study. St. John‘s College follows a need-blind admissions policy. This means that students are considered for admission independently of their need for financial aid. Financial aid is renewable for all four years of study.

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Sarah G. Morse
Annapolis Admissions Director

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Larry Clendenin
Santa Fe Admissions Director

Letter From Admissions Directors

We admit students on the basis of academic promise and achievement and then work with families to make St. John's affordable. Our students come from nearly all 50 states and several countries around the world. Our application for admission for both domestic and international students is available online through The Common Application or may be downloaded in paper format from this website. Either version is acceptable to us and will be given equal consideration; we charge no application fee.  We hope you do decide that St. John's is right for you, and that you will be able to visit either or both our Annapolis and Santa Fe campuses and meet with our admissions staff, who will be happy to answer your questions and assist with your application to St. John's.

"Masterpieces are not single and solitary births; they are the outcome of many years of thinking in common, of thinking by the body of the people, so that the experience of the mass is behind the single voice."
- Virginia Woolf