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Tuition Assistance

At Far Brook, we strive to enroll students who will contribute to and benefit from the Far Brook School experience. We embrace diversity and are committed to having a student body that is socioeconomically diverse because we recognize that bright, mission-consistent students are found at every income level, and because we wish to create an authentic community that reflects our society and fosters respect for all people.

Independent school is a significant financial commitment for all families. In considering applications for discounted tuition, we maintain the philosophy that families should prioritize education over other discretionary expenses. We ask families to look to their own resources first, and request the amount they are unable to pay after reasonable sacrifices have been made.

HOW LARGE IS FAR BROOK'S FINANCIAL AID BUDGET?

This amount varies. Each year we designate a portion of the operating budget, as well as income from endowed funds, to help eligible families defray some of the cost of a Far Brook education. In the 2014-2015 school year, nearly $900,000 was awarded to 18% of our students. Awards were granted in every grade level and ranged from $3,500 to approximately $30,000.

CAN MY CHILD APPLY FOR A MERIT SCHOLARSHIP?

No, all Financial Aid awards are need-based.

DO I HAVE TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID EVERY YEAR?

Because financial situations may change, all families who receive tuition assistance are required to re-apply annually.  If circumstances remain constant, families are generally awarded comparable grants from year to year.      

ARE ADMISSIONS DECISIONS "NEED BLIND"?

Eligibility for admission is determined without consideration of financial need. However, given our finite financial aid budget, we must be “need-aware.” Once a student has been admitted by the Admissions Committee, the family’s tuition assistance application is reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee and the amount of the award, if any, is determined so that the family can be fully informed of their award at the same time that they are notified of admission.

WHAT IF MY CHILD IS ADMITTED AND WE DON'T RECEIVE ENOUGH FINANCIAL AID TO ATTEND?

Unfortunately, even with a significant budget to allocate to deserving students, it is not always possible to grant aid to every student who is accepted by the Admissions Committee and also qualifies for tuition assistance. We maintain a waitlist for those students who qualify for admission and tuition aid, but who are not awarded assistance in the initial allocation of budgeted funds. Eligible families on the Financial Aid Waitlist will be notified by Far Brook should any additional aid become available.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID?

Click here for step-by-step Tuition Assistance Procedures.

 

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