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Financial Aid

The independent schools work with the following two organizations to help families through the financial aspects of the application process:

School and Student Services [SSS] - is a financial aid services provider owned by the National Association of Independent Schools [NAIS], a nonprofit membership association. Many private schools across the country use SSS to help them assess a family's ability to pay school costs and make objective and equitable financial aid decisions.

Families that apply for financial aid must complete the Parent Financial Statement [PFS] granting permission to analyze their personal financial information including income, expenses, and family assets. This is done to estimate the amount you can contribute to the cost of your child's education. That estimate is then sent to all of the target schools on your list, who in turn, use that information as a starting point to determine your family's financial aid package. Please note, each school makes its own financial aid decisions, taking into consideration its budget, priorities, and financial aid policies.

Tuition Aid Data Services [TADS] - is a non-profit membership association that focuses on the financial aid assessment process, helping independent schools make the best possible financial aid decisions for families and the schools themselves.

Families must complete the online application, which asks a series of questions regarding a family's financial picture.  This is done to estimate the amount you can contribute to the cost of your child's education. That estimate is then sent to all of the target schools on your list, who in turn use that information as a starting point to determine your family's financial aid package. Please note, each school makes its own financial aid decisions, taking into consideration its budget, priorities, and financial aid policies.