In recognition of the sacrifices families make for their children to have an independent school education, Belmont Day offers financial aid awards to bridge the gap between the cost of tuition and a family’s ability to pay.
We partner with School and Student Services (SSS) in our financial aid application program and we encourage you to explore the process by visiting the SSS website. You will find helpful information including webinars and videos that will help you navigate the application process and completion of the Parents Financial Statement (PFS), the online application form.
Important Things to Know Before Applying
Families are expected to consider all their resources including external ones such as relatives, scholarships, etc. before seeking financial aid. This allows us to prioritize families that do not have those extended networks and financial supports.
Parents must regard paying tuition as a priority, and both parents are expected to contribute to their children’s tuition through full employment and other income sources.
In families where one parent is not working outside of the home, we ask for a written explanation of their employment status. Belmont Day’s financial aid budget will not be used to subsidize choices made by parents seeking graduate studies, business ventures, or opting to not work when dependents are school-aged.
If granted admission, families of students receiving financial aid must submit a new application every year.
How to Apply
Prospective families must notify the director of financial aid of their intent to apply for financial aid as soon as possible and no later than January 10, 2020. Applications must be completed by February 1, 2020.
Current Belmont Day families newly applying for aid must notify the director of financial aid of their intent to apply by November 15, 2019. Applications must be completed by December 6, 2019.
Go to School and Student Services to create an account and complete a Parents Financial Statement (PFS). Only one PFS needs to be completed per household.
If the student’s parents are living apart or not filing taxes jointly, both parents must complete a separate PFS.
Upload the following tax documents to your PFS account:
- 2017 1040 and supporting schedules
- 2017 W-2 (and/or 1099 if self-employed)
- 2018 1040 and supporting schedules
- 2018 W-2 (and/or 1099 if self-employed)
The deadline for submitting a PFS with uploaded 2017 and 2018 tax documents is February 1, 2020.
Financial aid decisions will be included with admissions decisions on March 10, 2020.
Upon enrollment, families of students receiving financial aid must upload their 2019 tax documents to their PFS account by April 1, 2020.