The financial aid budget for school year 2016-2017 is over 3 million dollars. Approximately 31 percent of the student body receives some form of financial aid. Grants vary according to family circumstances as presented and evaluated in their financial aid application, the school's financial aid policy, and the school's ability to meet requested need.
Financial aid grants are awarded on the basis of a family's demonstrated need and are employed using objective standards established by the School and Student Services by NAIS. The Friends Select School Financial Aid Committee uses this information to determine grants based on the committee's own guidelines and priorities.
Financial Aid Application Process
Families who are interested may apply for financial aid online starting November 1, 2016. Applications may be submitted only online; hard copies are no longer being accepted. In addition, families must send a copy of the 2016 Federal Income Tax Form 1040, including all schedules, to the Business Office by March 15, 2017.
The admission office will be mailing instructions in early November to assist in the completion of the financial aid application to those families who have indicated an interest in financial aid. Should you find further assistance helpful, please contact us.
Financial Aid Application for School Year 2017‑2018
New Students: Financial aid applications for new students must be completed on-line and submitted to the School and Student Services by NAIS by January 6, 2017. Applicants meeting this deadline and who were accepted by the admission committee in late January will be considered in February with financial aid decisions announced in February.
Current Students: Financial aid applications for current students must be completed on-line and submitted to the School and Student Services by NAIS by January 6, 2017. Decisions for applications in this group will be announced in February.
Financial Aid Decisions
The Financial Aid Committee meets to consider applications during the months of January and February. Award letters are sent to new families beginning the first week of February and the third week in February for all other applicants. To accept a financial aid award, families must return the financial aid and acceptance form to the Business Office no later than 10 days after receipt of the award notification.