"TUITION ASSISTANCE AT TPS IS A GIFT, NOT JUST TO THOSE STUDENTS WHO RECEIVE IT, BUT TO EVERYONE IN THE TPS COMMUNITY." -- MARK FEINER '87, ASSISTANT HEAD OF SCHOOL AT GREENWICH ACADEMY
Tuxedo Park School is a small school that has made a a big difference for generations. In the late 1960s, the school offered its first scholarships to promising students whose families could not pay all of the fees. Since that time, TPS, like all independent schools, has adopted a policy and a process for applying for financial aid, now called Tuition Assistance. Most independent schools used to have families who either paid tuition at the full rate or received an almost full scholarship. Now many schools, including TPS, offer partial funding opportunities for families who qualify for modest tuition assistance but can still pay a good portion of the tuition with their own resources. This allows strong students, whose family's financial situation would not otherwise allow it, to attend our school. 48% of TPS students receive tuition assistance this year, offered in the form of direct grants.
Thanks to the generosity of many in our community, Tuxedo Park School has a Scholarship Endowment that helps fund some of the Tuition Assistance currently available to our families. With the participation of many of our Tuition Assistance students, our entire school community benefits and thrives: our classes, teams, and art programs are more robust. Moreover, because our students are so accomplished and desirable upon graduation, they are not only receiving need-based financial assistance at their secondary schools, but many are also receiving merit scholarships.
- How is eligibility for Tuition Assistance determined?
- How is the family contribution calculated?
- What is the range of assistance given?
- Do I have to reapply each year for assistance? If so, what kind of assistance can my family expect in the subsequent years?
- Are there any merit awards available at Tuxedo Park School?
- Will applying for tuition assistance have an impact on the admissions decision for my child?
- Does tuition assistance cover books, class trips, or other costs beyond tuition?
- We have other children applying to or attending tuition charging institutions. Must we also apply for tuition assistance from those schools?
- Will we have to repay any tuition assistance we receive?
- If we cannot pay the tuition noted in the award letter, is there an appeal process?
- If I am single, separated, or divorced from my child’s other parent, what information will the Tuition Assistance Committee require in order to determine an award?
- If only one parent works outside the home, will the student be considered for Tuition Assistance?
- If I still have questions regarding the application process for tuition assistance, whom should I contact?
TUITION ASSISTANCE APPLICATION INFO
November 1 - Application process is open; parents may begin completing the online form (PFS). The School employs the services of SSS (School and Student Services), an online financial assistance application program sponsored by the National Association of Independent Schools.
January 15 - On-line applications (PFS) must be completed.
Current families’ documentation, including W-2’s and current tax returns, must be submitted to SSS.
Tuition Assistance applications for families applying for admission to TPS must be completed, including W-2s and current tax returns.
Parents (both returning and new) who do not meet the deadline may jeopardize the opportunity to be considered for assistance.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR FUNDING A TPS EDUCATION
Tuxedo Park School welcomes and values a diversified school community. It does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, disability, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, and other school-administered programs.