Please refer to "STEP TWO" on the front of the Affordability page of the PA Website.
Immediately after submitting your online application to SSS, complete the SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION (SOFAA) FOR 2016-2017 (LOCATED ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE AFFORDABILITY SECTION OF THE PA WEBSITE UNDER “IMPORTANT FINANCIAL AID DOCUMENTS.) SSS will consider this as a “INSTITUTIONAL AID FORM." Your application will not be processed without this form.
CLICK on the SOFAA document in the “IMPORTANT FINANCIAL AID DOCUMENTS” section to open the form. If your form DOES NOT open as a pdf, click the “Open With Different Viewer” button in the top right corner of the window and open the file as a pdf. This will allow you to complete the form on your desktop. You can also RICHT CLICK 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 THE SSS 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 IT TO SSS.
In addition . . .
Please forward a copy of the SOFAA form directly to Janie Shirey in Office of Enrollment at Pulaski Academy. If you complete the writable pdf on your desktop, there is an “EMAIL TO PA” button at the top of the form. By clicking this button, your email client will be opened and the form automatically attached. You can also manually forward to Janie via email at Janie.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
Janie Shirey - Admission Assistant
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Please refer to "STEP THREE" on the front of the Affordability section of the PA Website.
To complete the application process for financial aid, each applicant must forward to SSS (not PA) a signed 2016 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.