The Financial Aid Application
Eagle Hill School utilizes School and Student Services (SSS) to process our financial aid applications. SSS is a service of the National Association of Independent Schools. Please go to the online Family Guide to Financial Aid
brochure for more information. To complete your financial aid application for the coming enrollment year, follow these steps.
Applying For Financial Aid Online
To apply, go to sss.nais.org
and complete the application by February 1, 2019.
- Click on the prompt to begin your Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). Each parent household must complete one PFS.
- You will be given a username and password that will allow you to return to your PFS at a later date before submitting it. Your information will be secure.
- Eagle Hill School code 903328
In addition to the PFS, we require that you upload the following documents to SSS to complete your financial aid application:
- Signed federal tax return with all supporting schedules from the current year and the previous year
- Current year W-2s from all working parents (or IRS Form 1099 or a Business/Farm Statement if self-employed) by February 1, 2019
For questions about the PFS online, call SSS at 800.344.8328.
Eagle Hill School requires that all applicants complete the full financial aid process each year that a student wishes to matriculate at the School. Awards are evaluated annually based on the most recent year’s financial information, as well as on the student’s continued academic effort and good citizenship at Eagle Hill. The Committee will review and make adjustments appropriate to changes in financial resources and tuition increases. Families should expect to experience an increase in tuition each year; however, Eagle Hill will make every effort to keep the percentage of financial aid awarded consistent from year to year. Unfortunately, Eagle Hill cannot always guarantee meeting an increased need should a family’s financial situation change.
At Eagle Hill School we understand the varying financial needs of our families, Eagle Hill offers two payment options.
Plan A: Full Payment received on or before July 1.
Plan B: 50% of tuition received before July 1 and 50% received on or before September 1.
In addition, there are several institutions that may assist families with financing tuition. These companies are not affiliated with Eagle Hill School and should be contacted directly.
Tuition Income Tax Deduction
Payments made for the special education provided at Eagle Hill School may be deductible medical care expenses under the Internal Revenue Code. While ordinary education is not medical care, the cost of medical care may, under certain circumstances, include the cost of attending a special school for an individual with a disability if his or her condition is such that the resources of the institution for alleviating such disability are a principal reason for his or her presence there.
Whether tuition expenses for Eagle Hill will be deductible in a particular case will depend upon the facts and circumstances of each individual student’s situation. There are also percentage limitations applicable to otherwise deductible medical expenses, depending on the parent’s adjusted gross income. Therefore, before claiming a tax deduction for expenses relating to the special education of a student, we highly recommend that you consult with a tax lawyer or accountant about whether your payments to Eagle Hill may qualify for a medical expense tax deduction.
For more information about tuition, fees, or financial aid, please call Susan Cranford, Associate Director of Admission and Director of Financial Aid, 1-413-477-6000 ext. 1213.