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 received tuition 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 and Feb. 1

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, 2018:  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, 2019:  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, 2019, 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 there is a $51 application fee which you will pay electronically.

  2. Return to the SSS portal. After submitting your PFS, upload items listed below.

    • Upload (as a pdf) your 2017 tax return.

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

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

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

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

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

For Parents of Returning Students 

Application Deadline: November 15, 2018

Tuition Assistance applications for Students Returning in 19-20 are due November 15, 2018.

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 there is a $51 application fee which you will pay electronically.

  2. Return to the SSS portal. After submitting your PFS, upload items listed below.

    • Upload (as a pdf) your 2017 tax return.

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

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

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

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

 

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.

 

Mark your calendars!

Get It Done Day for Tuition Assistance
Grades Pre-K/12

November 3, 2018
9 am.–12 p.m.

An event for Carolina Day parents and parents of applicants who will be applying for tuition assistance for the 2019-20 school year.

Please join us for a morning dedicated to the Carolina Day tuition assistance program. Learn about our process, qualifications, and deadlines, and submit your statement online if you like. Bring your own device if preferred, or we will have devices on hand. Please join us to GET IT DONE! Childcare will be provided. 

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