Financial Aid Checklist

Gladwyne Montessori provides need based financial aid to enable children of families who are committed to Montessori education to attend our school. The School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) serves as a third party processor of applicant data. Financial aid applications are available online at www.sssbynais.org. Once an application is processed by SSS, reports are forwarded to Gladwyne Montessori for review by the Financial Aid Committee.

Applications for the 2018/2019 academic year are due by January 15, 2018. A first review occurs by February 1, 2018. After the first review, applicants are considered on a rolling basis until May 1, 2018. Financial aid awards are based on a number of factors including the total financial aid available for all students, the number of applicants, and their relative demonstrated need. Financial aid must be applied for every year. All financial aid information and communications are held in strict confidentiality.

  • Send a signed enrollment contract accompanied by the $1,000 enrollment deposit to Gladwyne Montessori. If you would like your enrollment decision to be contingent upon acceptance of a financial aid award, please attach a note indicating your request. Your deposit check will not be deposited and will be returned to you should you decline acceptance of your award and decline enrollment in the school.
  • Complete a Financial Aid Application (Parents’ Financial Statement-PFS) online (www.sssbynais.org).
  • Upload to SSS your most recent (2016) signed federal tax return with all supporting schedules along with both your 2016 and 2017 W-2’s and 1099’s to SSS byJanuary 31, 2018. Joint returns must include both parent’s signatures. A tentative award will be made subject to the filing of your 2017 tax return.
  • Upload to SSS your 2017 federal tax return by April 15, 2018 to make your award official.
  • Upload a signed IRS Form 4506T (request for Transcript of Tax Return) to the SSS website.
  • Upload to SSS a brief narrative explaining your financial need. This is particularly helpful in cases where the standard application does not fully capture your financial situation.
  • Send a copy of all 2017 business tax returns that generate “pass through” income (example: partnerships generating K-1 income) to the Gladwyne Montessori Business Office.
  • Upload to SSS a brief narrative explaining your financial need. This is particularly helpful in cases where the standard application does not fully capture your financial situation.
  • All parents/guardians that are financially and legally responsible for the child’s education must complete an application and include the documentation above. Separated, divorced, and blended families will need to complete two applications, reflecting total household income of each parent unless a court order is on file with Gladwyne Montessori indicating that one parent is no longer financially responsible for the child’s educational expenses.
  • A copy of the award qualification letter issued must be signed and returned by the date indicated in the award letter.
  • All Applicants applying for Financial Aid must have zero balance to be considered for Financial Aid.
  • Re-enrolling students must apply by January 15, 2018.

If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact Chief Financial Officer, Michael Dyson in the Business Office.

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