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Affording Friends Academy

***COVID-19 UPDATE***

Friends Academy's intention is to keep our FA community whole. To that end, additional COVID-19-related circumstances will be reviewed. If you have already received your financial aid award, no action is necessary unless your circumstances have changed. To apply for the Community Assistance Fund due to COVID-19, please submit your financial aid application and documentation by April 15, 2020.

Community Assistance Fund Financial Aid FAQ
Please browse this step-by-step document as you apply for COVID-19-related aid following the steps below.

Please submit financial aid documentation by April 15th, 2020 and make sure you have completed the following:

  • Create your Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) application online at solutionsbysss.com.
    • Upload 2019 W-2 Forms
    • Upload a signed, undated Form 4506-T 
    • Upload 2019 Federal Tax Returns (1040) including all schedules
    • Upload 2019 Corporate Returns if applicable
       

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Financial Aid Timeline

Please submit financial aid documentation by February 3, 2020 and make sure you have completed the following:

  • Create your Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) application online at solutionsbysss.com.
    • Upload 2018 W-2 Forms
    • Upload a signed, undated Form 4506-T 
    • Upload 2018 Federal Tax Returns (1040) including all schedules
    • Upload 2018 Corporate Returns if applicable
    • We will be collecting 2019 tax returns prior to Sept. 1

Financial Aid at Friends Academy
Friends Academy maintains a need-based financial aid policy. This means that no one will be denied admission based on an inability to pay full tuition and that financial aid is awarded strictly based on demonstrated need. Need is determined by a number of factors as outlined in our pamphlet entitled, "Financing Your Friends Academy Education." Twenty percent of our students receive some form of financial assistance.

The financial aid program is guided by the conviction that the primary responsibility for financing a student's independent education rests with his/her family. This cannot be altered by the assertion that one parent has disclaimed responsibility for educational expenses. Also, the Financial Aid committee considers each parent to be a potential source of earned income once all children are in school full-time.

While Friends Academy has a generous financial aid budget and is able to meet the needs of many new families, unfortunately we are not able to offer awards to all who qualify.

Parents of enrolled students who wish to request financial aid for the first time should contact the Admissions and Financial Office to obtain the necessary forms and information. If enrolled as a full-paying student at Friends Academy and there is a change in your financial circumstances, you may apply for financial aid after two consecutive school years.

For Further Information:
Please contact us in the Admissions and Financial Aid Office at: