Seven Arrows has a long-standing commitment to providing Tuition Assistance (TA) to families who otherwise would not be able to afford an independent school education. Even though we are small by design, we work hard to ensure that we can provide need-based tuition to fill the gap between what a family can contribute and total tuition and fees. Tuition Assistance awards are based on each family’s demonstrated financial need. TA also includes assistance for expenses that are non-tuition related such as, enrichment classes, field trips, books, etc. Families are given the option to pay tuition in 10 equal payments from May 1 – February 1. Because Seven Arrows Elementary School is a one-to-one device school, financing is provided upon request to make these purchases more attainable.
In accordance with the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), we believe that the responsibility for financing a private education rests primarily with the student’s family. Seven Arrows partners with School and Student Services (SSS) by NAIS to process tuition-assistance applications. Families may apply beginning November 1, 2020. Families applying for tuition assistance must create an account with SSS and submit the application to Seven Arrows for consideration. Your tuition-assistance application is complete after you have filled out the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) and uploaded supporting tax documents. Families who do not upload their required application and financial documents will not be considered for assistance.
New Families Only – Tuition Assistance Important Dates for the 2021-2022 School Year
November 1, 2020 – Apply for Tuition Assistance by logging onto SSS and completing the SSS’s Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS)
February 19, 2021 – Deadline for completing your application/PFS.
March 5, 2021 – Deadline for submitting 2019 (if applicable) and 2020 tax forms.
March 12, 2021 – Admissions Decisions released. Tuition Assistance, if awarded, will automatically be adjusted/reflected in the enrollment contract.
Completing the Parents’ Financial Statement
To begin your tuition assistance application, you must complete SSS’s Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). The PFS is a comprehensive application that will take some time to complete. You’ll need your most recent tax return before beginning the PFS. We also recommend that you review the wide range of materials that SSS has put together to help families with the tuition assistance process. They can be found at sssbynais.org/parents. Seven Arrows grants assistance based upon your PFS and our current budget.
- After November 1, 2020, go to sssbynais.org/parents
- Establish a PFS online account or login (for returning applicants)
- Begin a PFS for Academic Year 2020-2021. You can always logout and return to complete the application later
- Submit and pay the non-refundable fee to gain access to managing/uploading documents needed to complete the process
- The Seven Arrows School Code is 2111
List of Required 2020 Tax Documents:
- 2020 W2s
- 2020 Federal Income Tax return, signed, with ALL 2020 schedules and statements
- 2019 Federal Income Tax return, signed, with ALL 2019 schedules and statements (if previously submitted through SSS, please disregard)
- Business tax return(s) and balance sheet (if you own any part in a farm, sole proprietorship, partnership, S-Corporation) – IRS Schedule K-1, Form 1065, Form 1120, and/or Form 1120S
- SSS customer service – (800) 344-8328
- Seven Arrows tuition assistance questions – Fiona Farrahi at 310.230.0257