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Financial Aid

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that you have shared this confidential information the application process will be terminated and any award with be withdrawn.
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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 . . .
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Step Three
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
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