Tuition Assistance

Our Commitment

We appreciate that a Carolina Day School education is a significant financial investment.  

Our commitment to affordability is strong:  for the 17-18 school year, roughly 30% of students are receiving financial assistance, totaling approximately $2.9 million dollars.  

Our tuition assistance program ensures that we are enrolling the best and brightest students in our classrooms, regardless of ability to pay.

Detailed instructions for applying are in the boxes below.

Parents of Students Applying to CDS - Deadlines are Nov. 15, 2017, & Feb. 1, 2018

For Parents of Students Applying to Carolina Day School 

Your Timing and Ours

Your application for admission and your application for tuition assistance occur in parallel. In this way, we can deliver both a response to your application for admission and a response to your tuition assistance application at the same time. 

The earlier you apply, the better you position yourself. While our tuition assistance budget is generous, we begin making grants early in the admission season, continuing to do so until we have exhausted our budget.

Our advice:  apply early.

 

Application Deadlines

  • November 15, 2017:  Lower/Middle/Upper School applicants who complete both the admission process and the tuition assistance process by November 15 will receive a Winter Decision (notification early January).

  • February 1, 2018:  Lower/Middle/Upper School/Key School applicants who complete both the admission process and the tuition assistance process by February 1 will receive a Spring Decision (notification early March).

  • After February 1, 2018, we will process applications for admission and tuition assistance on a rolling, space- and funds-available basis.

 

How You Can Apply for Tuition Assistance

Our policy requires that ALL PARENTS submit a Parents' Financial Statement (PFS).

Listed below are the tuition assistance application steps to complete by November 15 for a Winter decision and by February 1 for a Spring decision:

  1. Submit the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) via the School & Student Services by NAIS (SSS) portal, directing your application to Carolina Day School, school code # 2123. Please note that the SSS portal for 18-19 opens on October 2, 2017 and that there is a $49 application fee which you will pay electronically.

  2. Return to the SSS portal 24-48 hours after submitting your PFS to upload items listed below.

    • Upload (as a pdf) your 2016 tax return.

    • Upload (as a pdf) your 2017 tax return (when available in 2018).

    • Upload (as pdfs) your 2016 and 2017 (when available in 2018) W-2(s).

    • Upload (as a pdf) recent paystub(s).

    • If you are a business owner, please upload 2016 and 2017 (when available in 2018) business tax return(s) and K-1(s).

 

Need more help?


How will you know when your application is complete?

Log back into the SSS portal to ensure you have submitted both your PFS and all supporting documentation.

Parents of Returning Students - Deadline is Nov. 15, 2017

For Parents of Returning Students 

Application Deadline: November 15, 2017

Tuition Assistance applications for Students Returning in 18-19 are due November 15, 2017.

How You Can Apply for Tuition Assistance

Our policy requires that ALL PARENTS submit a Parents' Financial Statement (PFS).

Listed below are the tuition assistance application steps to complete by November 15:

  1. Submit the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) via the School & Student Services by NAIS (SSS) portal, directing your application to Carolina Day School, school code # 2123. Please note that the SSS portal for 18-19 opens on October 2, 2017 and that there is a $49 application fee which you will pay electronically.

  2. Return to the SSS portal 24-48 hours after submitting your PFS to upload items listed below.

    • Upload (as a pdf) your 2016 tax return.

    • Upload (as a pdf) your 2017 tax return (when available in 2018).

    • Upload (as pdfs) your 2016 and 2017 (when available in 2018) W-2(s).

    • Upload (as a pdf) recent paystub(s).

    • If you are a business owner, please upload 2016 and 2017 (when available in 2018) business tax return(s) and K-1(s).

 

Need more help?

 

How will you know when your application is complete?

  • Log back into the SSS portal to ensure you have submitted both your PFS and all supporting documentation.

 

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