We’ve designed our tuition assistance program to increase access to a TBS education for as many families as possible. We begin by evaluating each family’s financial need according to nationwide guidelines established by NAIS’ School and Student Services (SSS). In making award decisions, we factor in our school’s strategic, mission-connected need to sustain diverse classroom and community environments that benefit all students as they prepare to engage a changing world.
Tuition Assistance Deadlines
Applications for returning students & their new siblings are due Friday, November 16, 2018.
Priority Applications for new applicants are due Friday, January 25, 2019.
How to Apply
You are invited to apply for tuition assistance through our partners at School and Student Services (SSS) through NAIS Parents’ Financial Statement beginning November 1, 2018.
The Berkeley School’s code for School and Student Services is 1598.
There is a $42 application fee. An income-based waiver of this fee will either automatically be waived upon submission or you may request it by contacting Amy Coty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All parenting adults, including those who are separated, divorced, non-custodial, or unmarried must be included in the application in order to be considered.
You’ll need to upload tax returns and form 4506T-ez as directed on the SSS website so be sure to have those handy.
Need Application Support?
Please contact Amy Coty at email@example.com with any questions you might have or if you need help completing the form: (510) 665-8800, ext. 110.
SSS has a knowledgeable, customer-focused staff to assist at (800) 344-8328 Monday-Friday, 6:00a-5:00p (PST), and 6:00a-1:00p (PST) on Saturday.
What Happens Next?
The Berkeley School’s Financial Aid Committee reviews the application and determines a provisional award once the PFS, 2015 tax documents and 2016 W-2s/1099s have been received and verified by SSS. The Financial Aid Committee may wish to interview a family in order to more accurately understand an applicant’s situation.
If the PFS and required documents are submitted on time, preliminary award information will be included in re-enrollment packets for returning students and admission decision packets for new students.
Assistance will be based on the information provided and offered on a provisional basis until a copy of the signed and filed 2015 return is provided. Failure to provide tax returns, W-2s and schedules by stated deadlines may result in the forfeiture of provisional awards.
Deadlines are important and do mean the difference between your application being considered with all other applicants or not. Once all assistance is granted, it is not always possible to provide much, if any, tuition support. If you’re not able to provide the information necessary to complete your application by the deadlines stated , you may discuss your situation with Amy Coty prior to submitting your PFS to determine if an accommodation can be made.
Only one PFS is required for multiple TBS children.
Complete the PFS using good faith estimates for your annual income. You do not need to wait to file your 2017 tax return to submit your application. You must, however, provide W2s and 1099s as soon as you receive them.
You may provide additional information or special circumstances for the Financial Aid Committee to consider in addition to the PFS in a letter to the Financial Aid Committee c/o Amy Coty, by postal mail to our University Avenue address or by email. There is also a section at the end of the PFS form you may wish to use.
Questions? Contact Amy Coty, Director of Finance and Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org