|At Pulaski Academy, we encourage every family not to let concern about the cost of education prevent them from exploring how to make a PA education affordable. We understand that the cost of attending an independent school requires making a significant investment in your child’s education and future. Recognizing that every situation is unique, we are committed to working with each family to find ways of making a PA education a reality. |
Pulaski Academy offers financial aid to qualified students based on demonstrated need. Demonstrated need is defined most simply as the difference between the school's tuition and what the family can reasonably afford to pay. In order to determine the amount a family can reasonably pay for tuition, Pulaski Academy uses the analysis of an outside, objective service called School and Student Service (SSS) based in Randolph, MA.
FINANCIAL AID AWARD NOTIFICATION UPDATE!
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
Applications Due for First Round Financial Aid Review - February 1, 2014
Tax Return Forms Due to SSS - March 1, 2014
(Financial aid is distributed to qualified candidates who apply after February 1st on a first come-first serve basis as long as funds are available).
ALL INTERESTED FAMILIES (FOR NEW OR RETURNING STUDENTS) SHOULD FOLLOW THESE STEPS:
|Step One|Families applying for financial aid must complete an application with School and Student Services. To apply go ONLINE to sss.nais.org. A completed and submitted SSS Application for Financial Aid (Parent's Financial Statement - PFS) is required to be considered for financial aid.
All information submitted is highly confidential. PA will not use your information or forms for any reason other than to determine financial need. Also, you are required to keep your application for financial aid confidential. Please know if it is perceived that you have shared this confidential information the application process will be terminated and any award with be withdrawn.
Please direct any questions about your application to School and Student Services
PA’s school code number is 5936.
Note: The Financial Aid Committee will review applications for financial aid on an ongoing basis and awards will be distributed accordingly.
IMPORTANT: Please download and read ALL the documents located on the right hand column (in blue) of this page.
|Step Two|Immediately after submitting your online application to SSS, complete the SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION (SOFAA) FOR 2014-2015 (LOCATED TO THE RIGHT OF THIS PARAGRAPH IN THE BLUE BOX). SSS will consider this as a “INSTITUTIONAL AID FORM." Your application will not be processed without this form.
RIGHT CLICK on the SOFAA document in the blue box and select “SAVE LINK AS” and then save a copy to your desktop (MAKE SURE YOU RIGHT CLICK AND SAVE THE PDF TO YOUR DESKTOP - IF NOT, THE DOCUMENT MIGHT NOT DISPLAY AS WRITABLE).
Open your saved copy and complete it (this is a writable pdf and can be completed on your desktop). Once completed, make sure to SAVE AGAIN so that it can then be uploaded to SSS. SSS PROVIDES INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO UPLOAD THIS DOCUMENT TO YOUR ACCOUNT.
***Some browsers are a little slower in opening pdf documents and may take several seconds. Please be patient!
PLEASE CHECK THEIR WEBSITE FOR DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS. If you mail this form, please periodically check your SSS account to be sure it has been received. Again, SSS will call the SOFAA Form an "Institutional Aid Form".
ONCE THE SOFAA IS COMPLETED AND SIGNED, YOU MUST FORWARD TO SSS.
In addition . . .
please forward a copy of the SOFAA form directly to Janie Shirey in Office of Enrollment at Pulaski Academy. You can forward to Janie via email at Janie.email@example.com.
Aid applications will be processed ONLY if this form is received by SSS and the Office of Enrollment.
When forwarding a copy of the SOFAA form to Pulaski Academy, send to:
IMPORTANT: Please download and read ALL the documents located on the right hand blue column of this page.
To complete the application process for financial aid, each applicant must forward to SSS (not PA) a signed 2013 US Tax Return with all supporting schedules, including all W-2's and 1099's (and all Business/Farm Statements when applicable) for all household wage earners.
For applicants that apply before March 1st, all tax documents must be forwarded to SSS before March 1st.
For applicants applying on or after March 1st, all tax documents must be forwarded to SSS one week after completing the online SSS application and submitting to PA the Commitment Form for Financial Aid.
You may upload or mail to your documents to SSS. If you mail your documents be sure to attach the COVER SHEET that was made available during your application for aid. You may access your account online to recover the Cover Sheet.
For more information on forwarding your tax document to SSS please contact: SSS at 1-800-344-8328
Mail PFS and required tax documents to:
School and Student Services
PO Box 449
Randolph, MA 02368-0449
IMPORTANT: Please download and read ALL the documents located on the right hand column of this page.
Financial Aid awards are not official and credited to your PA account until all signed forms and schedules have been received by School and Student Services (SSS). Please note that filing an extension will not be accepted in place of the form 1040 and will jeopardize the timing and amount of any possible award of financial aid.
Aid will not be granted until all financial obligations to the school are current. The recipient must agree to pay any remaining tuition balance on a predetermined schedule. Moreover, any student on academic or behavioral probation may not receive financial aid.
All applications and awards or strictly confidential. Any perceived or real dissemination of the fact one is applying or receiving aid will result in the determination of the application process and/or withdrawal of any aid awarded.
For further questions please contact Gregg Ledbetter in our Admissions Office at 501.604.1923 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial aid decisions are made independently from admissions decisions, and in no way affect candidate’s chances for admission. Pulaski Academy's Need-Based Financial Aid Program is open to students of any race, creed, and national or ethnic origin.
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