Affording Friends Academy
No student should be deterred from applying to Friends Academy based on finances alone. Financial assistance is designed to establish the best student body for the program we offer and to enhance the educational experience of all our students. Through the use of a monthly payment plan and need-based financial aid, we strive to make a Friends Academy education affordable for qualified applicants.
Monthly Payment Plan
Payment plans, administered through SMART TUITION, are convenient, manageable payment solutions that give you the option to pay your child’s tuition in interest-free monthly installments, rather than one lump sum. For more information, click HERE. To enroll or to visit the SMART TUITION website go to: https://enroll.smarttuition.com/.
Need-Based Financial Aid
There is no preset income level that qualifies a family for financial aid. We encourage families, with children entering kindergarten to grade eight, to complete the financial aid process if they feel that the full cost of tuition is more than they can afford.
We use School and Student Services (SSS) to process our financial aid applications. SSS is a service of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Based on the financial information you provide, SSS gives us an estimated amount that your family can contribute to educational expenses. This helps our school make fair and objective financial aid decisions.
In order to receive a financial aid notification in March, please note the following deadlines. Financial aid applications submitted after February 1 will be considered on a rolling basis.
By February 1 – Complete your financial aid application.
Applications are provided online at www.sss.nais.org/parents.Friends Academy’s SSS code is 1058.
Federal tax returns do not have to be filed before completing a financial aid application. Families may estimate their information in order to meet the February 1 deadline.
By March 1 – Complete your Federal tax returns.
Upload tax documents within your SSS online account.
March 10 – Financial Aid Notifications
Financial aid offers are mailed to families who have submitted all required documents.
April 10 – Family response due
A family’s response to Friends Academy’s financial aid offer is due.