Debbie Clabo,
Financial Assistance Coordinator and Assistant to the Vice President for Finance and Administration

Taylor Kell,
Middle/Upper School Admission Assistant & Financial Assistance Coordinator

Financial Assistance

Important Links

On Oct. 2, 2017, you may apply online for financial assistance for the 2018-19 school year by going to sssbynais.org/parents. You may also find the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) workbook helpful.

Downloads

Thank you for considering Collegiate School for your family. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive community reflecting a broad socioeconomic range of families. Qualified students should not be deterred from applying for admission by financial constraints. We invite you to review this page to learn more about our need-based financial assistance program. Please contact us with any questions.

Tuition 2017-18

JK      $15,930
K-1     $21,390
2-4     $21,600
5-8     $24,140
9-12   $25,790

Financial Assistance Budget 2017-18:

$3,950,000

List of 2 items.

  • $1,000-$25,790

    Range of grant
  • $12,490

    Average grant

List of 1 items.

  • 16.2%

    Students receiving assistance

273 total

List of 3 items.

  • 100

    Lower School Students
  • 83

    Middle School Students
  • 90

    Upper School Students

Timeline

List of 6 events.

  • Oct
    2

    Financial Assistance application opens for the season

    (Collegiate's SSS code is 2494)
  • Feb
    1

    JK/K submission deadline

    (2017 taxes can be submitted as late as March 2)
  • Feb
    17

    JK/K award notification

  • Mar
    2

    Current families and all other 1st-12th Grade submission deadline

  • Mar
    17

    9th Grade award notification

  • Apr
    15

    Financial Assistance applications will be considered as funds remain available


FAQs

List of 9 frequently asked questions.

  • What if I'm past your deadline?

    Applications for financial assistance will be reviewed as funds remain available. You may contact Taylor Kell at 804-741-5471 or Debbie Clabo at 804-741-9753 to inquire.
  • Is there an income cut-off?

    We do not make general statements about income eligibility because there are several other factors which can impact demonstrated need outside of income.
  • How is need determined?

    A completed Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) is used as the starting point. The PFS asks for information including, but not limited to, family size, number of children in tuition-charging schools, indebtedness, medical expenses, unusual expenses, as well as, income and other assets such as savings, investments, and home equity. Our uniform document requirements allow for consistent and fair treatment of applicants and objectivity in application review. Collegiate considers the SSS analysis along with its own institutional discretion in making financial assistance awards. Available funds at any given time are also considered.
  • What does Collegiate require in addition to the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS)?

    • A copy of the IRS form 1040 (with supporting schedules, including K-1s)
    • W-2 documentation
    • IRS form 4506-T (Request for Transcript Tax Return)
    • For first-time applications, a copy of the student's original birth certificate

    Note: Other documents will be required depending on family circumstances.
  • What if I am divorced/separated or never married?

    We believe that both parents are responsible for contributing towards the educational costs of their children. Accordingly, both natural parents/guardians are required to complete the financial assistance application (if living in separate households) and provide required documents. Exceptions are rare. If you have questions, please contact Taylor Kell at 804-741-5471 or Debbie Clabo at 804-741-9753. No financial information will be shared by the School with the other parent in the case of separate applications.
  • With whom is my information shared?

    All financial information is strictly safeguarded. Only those who are directly responsible for determining need will have access to your information. By necessity, the Student Billing Coordinator will also have knowledge of awards.
  • What fees are there outside of tuition?

    Required Expenses:

    • Books and supplies ($45-$600 depending on grade level)
    • A laptop computer is required for Grades 9-11 (minimum one-time cost of $700)
    • Athletic equipment/gear (sport specific)
    • AP Examinations/SAT/ACT/Subject Tests

    Optional Expenses (among others):

    • Lunch plan (click here for lunch plan brochure)
    • Snack bar/Estes Café (separate from lunch plan)
    • Music lessons
    • After-school care
    • After-school enrichment programs
    • School-related travel
    • Athletic team apparel
    • Athletic camps
  • Is there financial assistance for non-tuition related expenses?

    There are limited funds available to help families with other costs such as school-related travel or certain educational needs not included in the cost of tuition. There is an application process to be considered for these funds.

    Click here for the application for school-related travel.  Click here for the application for other non-tuition related expenses.
  • What payment plans are offered?

    • One-Payment Plan: Pay tuition in full by July 31.
    • Two-Payment Plan: Pay 60% of the tuition by July 31 and the remaining 40% by Jan. 31. This is the most widely used plan.
    • Ten-Payment Plan: Pay tuition in 10 monthly installments, beginning July 31, with subsequent payments due by the last day of each month through April. A surcharge is added to the annual tuition and divided into 10 installments.
    • Twelve-Payment Plan: Families with three or more children enrolled at Collegiate may divide their payments into 12 installments, with the first payment due in July and subsequent payments due by the last day of each month through June. A surcharge is added to the tuition and spread over the 12 installments.

    Financing options are available through Your Tuition Solution.  For more information, you may call Jennifer Quindoza, Controller, at 804-741-9754.