Tuition Assistance

Inclusivity is one of EB’s core value and one of the way we achieve diversity is by dedicating a generous amount (16%) of the school’s operating budget to need-based tuition assistance. Read below to learn more about how to apply to the tuition assistance program.


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EB uses School and Student Services (SSS) to process tuition assistance applications. SSS is a service of the National Association of Independent Schools. Based on the financial information you provide, this service gives the school an estimated amount that your family can contribute to educational expenses. This helps our school make fair and objective financial aid decisions.

To apply for EB’s internal tuition assistance, please visit this page and follow the instructions to complete a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). EB’s school code is 2954.

For divorced or separated families, each parent must file a separate Parents’ Financial Statement with SSS. Each parent must include the revenues and assets of their new family. Supporting documents, if necessary, must be sent directly to School and Student Services electronically or by snail mail.

 

Application Process

Application for admissions and for tuition assistance should happen at approximately the same time. In other words, please do not wait for your admission acceptance letter to apply for financial aid and vice versa.

By submitting your application and supporting documents by the dates listed below, you will allow EB to inform you of the Financial Aid Committee’s decision at the same time or before the School’s decision on admission, thus allowing you to make an informed decision.

If you are a current EB family applying for tuition assistance, the deadlines listed below are firm. New applicants have more leeway and if they apply after that date, the school will still make every effort to inform you of the Financial Aid Committee’s decision at the same time as the School’s decision on admission, but cannot guarantee that it will be able to. In addition, the later an application is sent, the greater the risk that the financial aid budget will have been exhausted.

Documents to submit by January 15, 2018 (this deadline is firm for returning applicants, not new families)

  • Parents’ Financial Statement

  • a completed, signed and undated form 4506-T “Request for Transcript of tax return”. Choose option 6-a (return transcript).

  • if you do not have to file a tax return, please send a completed, signed and undated form 4506-T non-filing and check box 7 (verification of non-filing).

Documents to submit by February 15, 2018 (deadline is firm for returning applicants only)

  • a copy of your 2017 Federal income tax return (1040) with all schedules.

  • a copy of your 2017 W2

  • if you own a business, please complete and submit the following:

    • sole proprietors: a copy of the 2017 schedule C

    • partnerships: a copy of the 2017 K1 and the 2017 1065 Federal tax return

    • partners in S-corporations: a copy of the 2017 K1 and the 2017 1120S Federal tax return

EB reserves the right to request additional documents if necessary to establish the financial situation of a family.

Note that documents can be uploaded to the SSS site or sent by mail.

Regular mail:

School and Student Services By NAIS, Application Processing Center / P.O. Box 449 / Randolph, MA 02368-0449

Overnight mail:

School and Student Services By NAIS, Application Processing Center / 437 Turnpike Street / Canton, MA 02021


Contact

Please contact Antoine Portales at aportales@eb.org or (510) 809-0604. You can also view SSS instructions online.