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Frequently Asked Questions About Financial Assistance at Westerly School

Anyone may apply for financial assistance, but applying for assistance does not guarantee a grant will be offered. The award of financial assistance is based solely on demonstrated need.

Financial assistance application forms are available online and should be submitted to SSS by the financial assistance deadline in mid-February.

The deadline for applying for financial assistance for the 2019-2020 school year is Feb. 8, 2019, for returning families and February 22, 2019, for new families.

In the case of parents who are separated, divorced, or have never been married, both natural parents must file statements. PFS forms should be submitted to SSS by the financial assistance deadline. After the deadline, applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis as the financial assistance budget allows. It is the school's policy to also consider the resources of a step-parent in making an award.

No. Net income is not the only factor used in making financial assistance decisions. Assets, debts, and number of dependents are among the other various factors that Westerly School considers. All of these factors may have an influence on a financial assistance decision.