Children are accepted to the school without regard for ability to pay tuition.
Aidan offers need-based financial aid for students in the Primary and Elementary levels. The goals of our Financial Aid program are: (1) to attract a socio-economically diverse student body, and (2) to provide tuition assistance to families in the school who require it and meet the criteria. Priority for financial assistance goes to families already enrolled in Aidan. Financial Aid is not currently available for the Toddler or Before/After School programs. Each year the Board designates a portion of the school’s budget along with proceeds from the Annual Auction to assist families whose resources would not otherwise allow them to enroll their children at Aidan.
Generally, Aidan offers grants of up to 50% of tuition but many grants are smaller.
Currently, Aidan uses the School and Student Services (SSS) in Princeton, New Jersey. SSS analyzes financial data provided by the applicant family and provides a need-based financial aid report to the School. Final review of tuition assistance requests are made by the Financial Aid Committee, and funds are awarded through the Head of School. Awards are strictly confidential.
Applications for Financial Aid are processed in February for the following academic year; decisions are announced in late March. Application forms are available at http://sss.nais.org/parents/.