We recognize that an independent school education is both a powerful investment in your child’s future as well as a considerable financial commitment. The purpose of our financial aid program is to fill the gap between the actual cost of a year’s tuition and what a family can realistically afford to pay toward this cost. The Financial Aid Committee awards grants to families who demonstrate financial need as determined by the School & Student Service for Financial Aid needs analysis system (SSS).
The SSS portal is now open for families to begin preparation of PFS data for the 2019-20 school year. To begin your application for the 2020-21 school year, please note the following timeline:
No later than January 15, 2020
Complete Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) application
In cases of divorce or separation, Buckley requires information from both parents and stepparents, if applicable. Each parent must complete and submit a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS).
No later than February 10, 2020
Submit Copies of 2019 W-2 or 1099 Forms, as applicable.
No later than March 16, 2020
Submit signed copies of 2019 Federal Tax Returns (1040), including all schedules.
Submit Business/Farm Statement, if applicable.
Submit copy of 2019 Corporate Tax Return, if applicable.
Documents must be scanned directly to SSS through the PFS Online feature, “Manage Documents.”
We recognize that a families’ financial circumstances are personal and unique; the BCDS Financial Aid Committee uses the SSS evaluation as the starting point for review. Discussion and financial statements held by the Financial Aid Committee are strictly confidential. Families who violate the confidentiality agreement may immediately risk their grant.
All awards are conditional upon the review of required documents. Late applications for aid may not be considered and are subject to availability of funds.