The Rivers School seeks to enroll a diverse student body including families of varying socio-economic backgrounds. As such, we are committed to a financial aid program that makes a Rivers education available to qualified applicants. No applicant should be deterred from applying for admission due to financial constraints. In the current academic year, Rivers has awarded more than $4.2 million in need-based financial aid. Historically, awards have ranged from $1,000 through nearly the full cost of tuition.
Please note 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 merit 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). Although this review is very complete and takes into consideration many factors, including income, certain expenses, assets, allowable debt, family size and the number of children attending tuition charging schools and colleges, some families have special circumstances that they wish to report. In such a case, please be sure to indicate your concerns in the Additional Comments section of the Parent’s Financial Statement (PFS), or contact the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. Rivers does expect families to consider and utilize all available resources, including family income, assets, student summer jobs, etc.Our Financial Aid application deadline is January 15th.
To be considered for financial assistance, it is very important that you complete your application and submit all documentation by our deadline. To apply for financial aid, families must do the following:
• Download and read our Financial Aid Policies and comply with our Financial Aid Procedures. Both are available on this page.
• Complete a Parent’s Financial Statement
through SSS by January 15th. The PFS for the 2019-2020 academic year will be available on October 2nd, 2018. A separate PFS must be completed by each parent if divorced or separated and filing separate tax returns.
• Upload tax documentation to SSS by January 15th.
• Send a signed IRS Form 4506-T
directly to the Rivers Financial Aid Office by January 15th.
In addition to the PFS, the SSS Family Portal offers a PFS Online Workbook, Family Guide to Financial Aid, Spanish-version PFS worksheet and helpful hints to assist you. If at any time you have any questions about financial aid or the financial aid application process, please be sure to call the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at (339) 686-2253 or contact Gillian Lloyd, Director of Financial Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Anne Tuomey, Assistant Director of Financial Aid at email@example.com