Grace Church School is one of the leading schools in New York City in its commitment to Financial Aid as reported to NAIS with regard to size of school, size of grant and number of students receiving financial aid.Maintaining a strong financial aid program and offering assistance to families who demonstrate need is a cherished tradition of the school. More than 28% of our students receive some form of financial aid. Our average grant is over $39,000.
Parents seeking tuition aid should indicate their interest when applying to the school. Applications for financial aid should be filled out online through SSS
. Parents are informed of financial aid decisions with the acceptance notification. Families who are currently enrolled at the school will be informed of the annual decision with their re-enrollment contract.
Many factors are considered when determining whether a family demonstrates the need for financial aid such as family income, net worth, assets, debt and the number of children in tuition-charging schools. The Financial Aid Committee encourages any family experiencing need to apply for financial aid. Applications for continued assistance must be filed annually.
The Financial Aid Committee assumes that families have the best knowledge of their ability to finance their student’s education. Therefore, families that enroll without Financial Aid are not eligible to apply for tuition assistance for the first three years of enrollment. For example, if a family enters the school in 9th grade, they would not be eligible to apply for financial aid until their student will be entering 12th grade. The only time an exception will be made is if there is a significant change in circumstances.
We hope to make a Grace Church School education available to as many families as possible. If you have any questions about this process, be sure to let me know.
Sincerely, Claire Nalley
Director of Financial Aid