The Rivers School is committed to a financial aid program that makes a Rivers education available to qualified applicants regardless of their ability to pay our full tuition. In the current academic year, Rivers has awarded over $3.6 million in need-based financial aid.
Please note that the Rivers Admissions Committee operates on a need-blind basis. This means that financial need is not taken into consideration when determining whether or not a candidate will be admitted to the school. Admission and financial aid are two separate processes. All financial aid is need-based; The Rivers School does not offer any non-need based scholarships.
Candidates are evaluated for financial aid based on demonstrated need as evidenced through the nationally standardized system for analysis offered by the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) based in Princeton, NJ, in conjunction with family federal income tax returns. Although this review is very complete and takes into consideration many factors, some families have special circumstances that they wish to report. In such a case, please be sure to contact the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. Rivers does expect families to consider and utilize all available resources, including family income, loans, student summer jobs, etc.
Our Financial Aid application deadline is January 15th. In order to request a financial aid packet, including a copy of our Financial Aid Policies and Procedures, please call the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at (339) 686-2253.
Families are able to access the NAIS website where they can download and print valuable resources such as the Business/Farm statement, Additional School Request form, Spanish-version PFS worksheet, and the newly redesigned Family Guide to Financial Aid. You and your families can access these forms directly at http://sss.nais.org/