Applying For Tuition Assistance
Part One is completed in conjunction with the National Association for Independent Schools (NAIS) and requires families to complete the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). The PFS allows families to apply to multiple schools for financial aid. There is a fee for this service.
Part Two is completed in conjunction with Ridgefield Academy and requires families to submit documentation supplementary to the information contained in the PFS (namely, tax forms, income statements, and family budget).
- A complete Parents' Financial Statement (PFS)
- A complete copy of your 2017 tax return (Form 1040, including all forms and schedules)
- Form 4506-T (include both 12/31/2017 and 12/31/2018 on line 9 of the form)
By April 15, 2019, please submit through SSS:
- A complete copy of your 2018 tax return (Form 1040, including all forms and schedules) OR a copy of your tax extension
- W-2 forms where applicable
Ridgefield Academy safeguards the confidentiality of all financial information supplied by applicants and does not publicly identify recipients of financial aid, except with parental permission. Only those persons directly involved in the financial aid process or in its administration will review this information.
- 2019-2020 Tuition
- Payment Options
- Tuition Refund Plan
- October 2018 Tuition Assistance Newsletter
- January 2018 Tuition Assistance Newsletter
Please contact our Landmark Preschool campuses for information as tuition varies based on age, schedule, and program.
Grade 1 through Grade 3: $33,015
Grades 4 & 5: $36,930
Grade 6 through Grade 8: $38,585
*At various grade levels, additional fees apply for overnight field trips, P.E. uniforms, and other incidentals.
RA currently offers three payment options:
Single payment, due June 1
Two (2) payments: 60% due June 1, followed by 40% due December 1.
Eight (8) monthly payments: June 1 to Jan 1.
*Bi-annual and Monthly Payment schedules include a fee for paying in installments, and mandatory TRP.
RA's Tuition Assistance newsletter provides updates on new developments, as well as valuable information on navigating, applying for, and maintaining tuition assistance.
RA awards grants based on demonstrated need as determined by:
- The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS);
- The School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS); and
- RA's Institutional Financial Aid Methodology.
Grants are financial awards that do not need to be repaid. However, grants frequently cover only a portion of tuition and fees. Families are financially responsible for the remaining tuition and fees, as well as other charges, such as books, transportation, and other incidentals, not otherwise covered by the Extracurricular Fund.
- Are allowances made for siblings attending independent or religious schools?
- Does RA consider the resources of the extended family, as well as the immediate family?
- I have not yet received my financial aid package, but I know that I cannot come close to affording the EFC listed on the RFC. What should I do?
- My child is admitted, but the FA award is not enough to make enrolling an option. Is there an appeals process?