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Financial Aid

Excellence is not inexpensive, nor does it come for free. Nevertheless, we realize that not all families can afford the full FCDS tuition for their children. At FCDS, we offer a robust financial aid program in order to make our educational program available to those who qualify for admission and demonstrate financial need. We do expect every family to contribute monetarily to the education of their children. Families should apply to the school first to determine if FCDS is a fit for their children. Next, families should apply for financial aid using SSS, a subsidiary of NAIS, to process and evaluate financial aid applications. The school then determines specific aid amounts after reviewing recommendations from SSS. While the school cannot always meet a family’s demonstrated need, we have had great success in helping many families. Although every family’s financial situation is detailed and unique, and while we cannot guarantee outcomes like the ones below, the following scenarios are reasonable representations of actual financial aid grants awarded by the school.

Financial Aid Scenarios

Financial aid is available to students in kindegarten through twelfth grade. Full tuition at FCDS for 2014-2015 is as follows:

Early Advantage Program: $9,990

Kindergarten: $13,600

Grades 1 – 4: $18,003

Grades 5 – 6: $19,247

Grades 7 - 12: $20,308

Scenario A: 

Scenario B:

Scenario C:

Scenario D:

If you believe as we do that an exceptional education for your child is an investment and not a cost, please contact our admission office so we may begin assisting you to prepare your child for his/her future.

Guidelines

Each year the Board of Trustees establishes tuition, the overall budget for the school, and a budget for the total amount available for financial aid. Using this as a guideline, the Financial Aid Committee evaluates applications and makes awards to as many families as possible. Our program is completely self-funded; the total amount available each year varies.

Application Steps

Returning and new families submit the online Parent Financial Statement (PFS) to School and Student Service (SSS). To apply online go to https://sss.secure.force.com/familyportal. Our school code is 3226.  If you have questions about the SSS submission process, go to FAQs for Families or call 800.344.8328 for more information. You may also find pertinent information in the Family Guide to Financial Aid.

Returning families who have previously applied for financial aid:

The above items must be uploaded or mailed to SSS to complete the application. Their address is:
SSS by NAIS, Application Processing Center, P.O. Box 449, Randolph, MA   02368-0449

New families should provide the following information in addition to the completed application:

  The above items must be uploaded or mailed to SSS to complete the application.
Their address is:
SSS by NAIS, Application Processing Center, P.O. Box 449, Randolph, MA   02368-0449

While not required, families can choose to submit a cover letter to the Financial Aid Committee outlining the reasons for applying and/or any unusual family or financial circumstances. This is an opportunity to address the committee and help the committee understand more about a family’s individual situation and need.  This cover letter should be sent to the FCDS Financial Aid Committee when you submit your application for aid.

 

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