RETURNING FAMILIES – IMPORTANT DATES

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. Returning families may apply beginning October 22, 2018.  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.

 

Returning Families – Checklist and Deadlines for the 2019-2020 School Year

October 22, 2018 – Apply for Tuition Assistance by visiting the SSS website and review/update your PFS at  https://www.solutionsbysss.com/parents

December 17, 2018 – Deadline for submitting your tuition assistance application to SSS including the completion of your updated PFS.

February 4, 2019 – Deadline to upload the following documents to SSS:

  • 2018 W2’s and 1099’s
  • 2018 Federal Income Tax return, signed, with ALL 2018 schedules and statements
  • 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

February 11, 2019 – Tuition Assistance Award Determined and Online Re-enrollment Available

 

Reviewing and Updating the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS)

To begin your tuition assistance application, you must review and update your Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) on the SSS website. The PFS is a comprehensive application that will take some time to complete. 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 October 22, 2018, go to sssbynais.org/parents
  • Establish a PFS online account or login (for returning applicants)
  • Begin a PFS for Academic Year 2019-2020. 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 2018 Tax Documents:

  • 2018 W2’s and 1099’s
  • 2018 Federal Income Tax return, signed, with ALL 2018 schedules and statements
  • 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

Important Contacts:

  • SSS customer service – (800) 344-8328
  • Seven Arrows tuition assistance questions – Fiona Farrahi at 310.230.0257