An education from The New School is an investment in your child’s future. Providing an independent school education requires careful planning and commitment, however, the need for tuition assistance should never discourage a family from applying for admission.
The New School wishes to attract a culturally and economically diverse student population. More than 12% of our students receive some form of tuition assistance. The Board of Trustees has budgeted to increase opportunities for even more families. We do our best to provide our excellent educational opportunities to all students regardless of the financial resources of their families.
The New School expects parents to pay the educational costs for their students to the full extent they are financially able. This policy applies to all parents, even those divorced or separated. Custodial and non-custodial parents must complete their portion of the SSS Financial aid application. If one or both parents have remarried, the step-parent’s financial information must be included in the financial aid application.
Admission and tuition assistance are completely separate processes. You may apply for tuition assistance through SSS NAIS (see below) before, during or after the admission process. Financial need is not a consideration for admission. All students must follow the admission process in order to be considered for acceptance into The New School. Please contact the Office of Admission for more information regarding the admission process.
Applying for Tuition Assistance
We partner with School and Student Services (SSS) in our financial aid process. To begin your financial aid application, you will complete the SSS Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) then submit the required documents for our school indicated below.
The PFS is a comprehensive application that will take some time to complete. Give yourself the time you need by not waiting until our deadline approaches. You’ll need your most recent tax return before beginning the PFS. We also recommend reviewing SSS resources to help families with the financial aid process.
We will communicate our financial aid decision to you. To make our decision, we use the information from the PFS as a starting point and consider our school policies, practices, and available budget.
Parent Assistance: If/when parents have questions or need help (and they do!), please direct them to the SSS family support center at (800) 344-8328. The center offers daytime, evening, and weekend hours. Parents can also email firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
To learn more about affording The New School, please contact our Director of Enrollment for more information.