Affording AEC - Tuition & Financial Aid
What Tuition Covers
We appreciate the sacrifice that families make in choosing private school education and are committed to making a long-term investment in your child’s development and academic success.
To make your financial investment worthwhile, tuition is fairly comprehensive. It covers books, meals and snacks (not applicable for the 2020-2021 school year), local field trips, yearbooks, and physical education uniforms. Additional technology fees are detailed in the tuition table below.
Working in Partnership
As part of our commitment to invest in our students and families, AEC strives to make it possible for qualifying students to join our community. We understand financial aid is sometimes necessary to realize this goal.
What We Offer
Whenever possible, we offer tuition assistance for K-12 students to bridge the gap between your contribution and the full tuition amount needed to support your child. (This program is not available for preschool students.)
How It Works
Generous individual donors and our community partner, Jewish Nevada, make our annual allocation of scholarship funds possible. We are deeply grateful for their support!
Who Qualifies for Assistance?
Our Financial Aid Committee, which is overseen by our Chief Financial Officer, considers a number of criteria to inform how to allocate the School’s funds. However, eligibility is based on financial need. Students in the upper school must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
All information is kept strictly confidential.
We’re excited that you are exploring an Education for Life at the Adelson Educational Campus. We understand the challenges that investing in a private school education poses for families. We are committed to helping families realize this goal; families who share our values, who will contribute to the fiber of our community and who we feel will thrive in an environment based on RUACH and an individualized approach to learning. We expect all families to contribute at least a minimum amount toward their student’s education. Tuition assistance is available to help bridge the gap between what a family can contribute and the cost of tuition. While our resources will not enable us to meet every family’s full financial needs, we will strive to accommodate each request as best we can.
We are sincerely grateful for all our donors who make our annual allocation a reality. We also appreciate our community partner, Jewish Nevada, whose partnership and financial support are deeply respected and valued.
A tuition assistance award is based on a number of criteria, including but not limited to financial need, academic standing, citizenship and attendance. The process is conducted by a Tuition Assistance Committee under the guidance of the CFO. Please be assured that all information is kept confidential.
APPLYING FOR TUITION ASSISTANCE
Tuition assistance is based in part on the analysis provided by School and Student Services (SSS), a third party which provides an objective recommendation based on the information the family shares in the SSS application. The SSS analysis takes into account many factors, including the family’s income, expenses, assets and liabilities.
(Note: No tuition assistance is available for children entering into our preschool. Financial aid is available for Kindergarten through grade 12.)
The Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) is a comprehensive application that will take some time to complete. Give yourself the time you need by not waiting until the deadline to begin. It will be helpful to have your most recent tax return before beginning the PFS, however, if you do not have your tax return from 2020 completed, please estimate your income from your 2020 Form W-2, 1099, or Business Profit/Loss Statement. We also recommend that you review the wide range of materials that SSS has put together to help families with the financial aid process. They can be found at sssbynais.org/parents
We will communicate our tuition assistance decision to you. To make our decision, we use the information from the PFS as a starting point but also consider our school policy, practices, and available budget. The tuition assistance process is managed separately from the admissions and enrollment processes. It is the responsibility of the family to submit required documents before the deadline. Failure to do so will delay any award offer and may result in the school’s inability to meet your financial needs.
HOW TO COMPLETE THE PARENTS' FINANCIAL STATEMENT
Go to sssbynais.org/parents
Create your PFS Online account with your email address and a password. If you applied for financial aid last year, simply login to the PFS Online as a Returning Family, using the email address and password you set up last year.
Begin a PFS for Academic Year 2021-2022. You can log out of the PFS Online at any time, then return later to complete it.
After you have pressed submit, you’ll be brought to a payment screen. The fee of $51 is nonrefundable. Once your PFS is submitted, it cannot be withdrawn from the SSS system.
After you pay for and submit your PFS, you’ll have access in the PFS Online to a section called “My Documents.” You can upload the additional documents we require there.
HOW TO SUBMIT ADDITIONAL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS ONLINE
Prepare your documents to be uploaded. Make sure the documents are on your computer, each saved as a separate file. Remove any security or password protection from your document files.
Return to the PFS Online and login.
Select the Academic Year 2021-2022 button.
From the PFS Online, click on the “My Documents” tab.
On the “My Documents” page, you will see an upload button or a hyperlink next to a specific document name in the "Required Documents" section of the PFS. Clicking either the upload button or a hyperlink will lead you through a series of steps allowing you to name, locate and save the file.
Once you have uploaded a document, the date will appear in the “Date Uploaded” column within minutes of the upload. Some tax documents go through a verification process. It can take up to 48 hours for the verification process to complete.
If you wish to submit required documents by mail, send to School and Student Services, PO Box 449, Randolph, MA 02368-0449. For overnight service, use: SSS by NAIS, Application Processing Center, 15 Dan Road, Suite 102, Canton, MA 02021. If you need help completing the PFS, contact SSS customer service at (800) 344-8328.
KEY INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR SCHOOL AS YOU COMPLETE THE PFS:
Our school’s full name: The Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus Our school’s SSS code: 1199
Contact information for our tuition assistance office: Frieda Friedman – CFO: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following forms should be uploaded to SSS as well:
2020 Federal Income Tax Return (if completed; do NOT wait for your income tax return to be complete to apply for financial aid. If your 2020 Federal Income Tax Return is not complete, please submit your 2019 Federal Income Tax Return)
2020 W-2s, 1099s, Business Returns and/or business profit/loss statements (If you have not completed your 2020 Business Returns, please submit your 2019 Business Returns)
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