Children are accepted to the school without regard for ability to pay tuition.
Aidan offers need-based financial aid for students in all programs. The goals of our Financial Aid program are:
- to attract a socio-economically diverse student body, and
- 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 Before/After School Programs or Discovery. 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.
Aidan's Financial Aid Application is through the School and Student Services (SSS), which is offered by the National Association of Independent Schools. SSS analyzes financial data provided by each applicant family and provides a need-based financial aid report to the School.
Final review of tuition assistance requests is made by the Financial Aid Committee, and funds are awarded by the Head of School. Awards and Financial Aid status are strictly confidential.
Applications for Financial Aid for current families were due December 14, 2017 for the 2018-19 school year, and will be due December 13, 2018, for the 2019-20 school year. Award decisions are included with Reenrollment packages sent by the school in early January.
Applications for new families for 2018-19 are due February 2, 2018, and awards will be included with acceptance packets on March 2. Application forms are available at this link. SSS can also be reached by phone at 800-344-8328.
SSS is best able to help you troubleshoot any issues you might encounter while completing the application form, but for questions about Aidan's Financial Aid process, please contact our CFO, Carmelita Sangalang.