A Brookwood education is a significant investment in your child’s future and we are committed to supporting this choice by offering payment plans that meet their family’s needs and through our financial aid program.
For the 2019-20 academic year, Brookwood awarded more than $2.9 million in financial aid to approximately 47% of our student body. These need-based grants ranged from 10%-95% of Brookwood’s tuition.
Our financial aid program is available by application to students in Kindergarten through eighth grade. While Brookwood typically receives more requests for aid than the school can support each year, we encourage all interested families to explore the value of a Brookwood education.
Completing your financial aid application
We partner with School and Student Services (SSS) by NAIS in our financial aid process. To begin your financial aid application, you will need to complete the online Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). You can begin the PFS as early as November 1, 2019. The deadline to submit the PFS for returning families is December 15 and for applicant families, it is February 1.
The PFS is a comprehensive application that will take some time to complete. We recommend giving yourself the time you need by starting well in advance of the deadline. You will need your most recent tax return before beginning the PFS. We also recommend that you review the wide range of materials that SSS has put together to help families with the financial aid process.
Please note: we realize that many families will not have completed 2019 taxes by the February 1 deadline. If that is the case, submit the 2018 paperwork and your 2018 W2s, and send in the 2019 taxes as soon as they are completed. If a Financial Aid award is granted in this case, it is done so contingent upon our receipt of the taxes. This documentation is required in order to make a final award of financial aid.
If you have questions about completing the PFS, please contact SSS customer service at (800) 344-8328 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Required supporting documents
Brookwood requires that you submit the following supporting documents to SSS in addition to your completed PFS:
- 2018 W-2s and/or 1099s (if applicable) and 2018 Federal Tax Return including all supporting schedules must be submitted by February 1, 2020
- 2019 W-2s and/or 1099s (if applicable)
- 2019 Federal Tax return, including all supporting schedules and forms, must be submitted by May 1, 2020
Please be sure to list Brookwood School as a recipient of the Report of Family Contribution (RFC). Our school code is 1888.
We will communicate decisions about financial aid in mid-January for returning families and mid-March for applicant families. 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.