Tuition Assistance

TUITION ASSISTANCE
The Tuition Assistance program at Rio Grande School is an important feature of the school’s strategic effort to make the private education costs manageable for families who might otherwise not be able to afford the tuition. 

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Tuition assistance is awarded based on a family’s ability to pay, and is not a loan. Families are required to re-apply for assistance each year to determine eligibility, and awards continue year after year based on eligibility. Once a family has determined that they would like to apply for admission to Rio Grande School for their child(ren), they are encouraged to begin the separate process of applying for tuition assistance concurrently. Please note that Rio Grande School cannot offer tuition assistance awards to families whose children have not applied and been accepted to the School.
 

Please reach out to Director of Finance and Operations, Anne Moses with questions.

STEPS
To determine eligibility, Rio Grande School requires that families complete the following actions:

1.   Complete the SSS Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) for the Academic Year 2021-2022 online at https://solutionsbysss.com/parents. Use the school’s code (6038) and pay the nonrefundable fee of $55.

2.   Upload a copy of your joint, or both parents’ separate individual, 2019 Federal income tax returns as part of your SSS PFS.

3.   Submit a copy of your 2020 W-2s to Rio Grande School by January 31, 2021.

4.   Upload a copy of your joint, or both parents’ separate individual, 2020 Federal income tax returns as soon as possible, but no later than April 15, 2021.

Tuition Assistance will be awarded and embedded in the enrollment contracts that will be offered on February 15, 2021. Appeals to the Tuition Assistance Awards will be considered until February 22, 2021.  

The Tuition Assistance committee meets after academic admission decisions have been made. Please note that Rio Grande School cannot offer tuition assistance awards to families whose children have not applied and been accepted to the School. The committee considers the SSS estimates and makes a confidential award recommendation. While requests for tuition assistance from current and prospective families will be considered after February 9, 2021, be aware that the pool of assistance may be depleted.