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How to Apply for Need-Based Financial Aid

Fall

Parents of new applicants should indicate that they intend to apply for financial aid on the Parent Form of the Application for Admission.

By February 1

Note: All supporting application documents must be submitted to SSS to attach to the Parent Financial Statement; nothing comes directly to Kent School

  • ALL FINANCIAL AID APPLICANTS  must submit a completed Parent Financial Statement (PFS) to the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS). The PFS can be submitted as early as Oct. 2. If 2019 tax information is not yet available at the time of filing the PFS, please use estimated figures.
  • NEW U.S. APPLICANTS/FILERS must submit signed copies of 2017 and 2018 federal tax return(s) (1040, 1040A or 1040EZ) including all W-2s, 1099s and major schedules, to SSS. Submission of corresponding K-1s, forms 1065 or 1120s along with the schedule E is required for all who have an ownership interest in a partnership or corporation.
  • RETURNING U.S. APPLICANTS/FILERS must submit signed copies of 2018 federal tax return(s) (1040, 1040A or 1040EZ) including all W-2s, 1099s and major schedules, to SSS. Submission of corresponding K-1s, forms 1065 or 1120s along with the schedule E is required for all who have an ownership interest in a partnership or corporation.
  • NEW INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS must submit an International Student Financial Aid Profile, along with income verification documents (tax returns/employer statements of earnings) for 2017 and 2018.
  • RETURNING INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS must submit an International Student Financial Aid Profile, along with income verification documents (tax returns/employer statements of earnings) for 2018.

By February 15

  • NEW and RETURNING U.S. APPLICANTS with 2018 wage earnings and/or 1099 income must submit copies of all 2019 W-2s and 1099s.

Kent School reserves the right to require additional documentation or explanation of unusual circumstances to determine eligibility for financial aid.


Notification Dates

February: Returning aid recipients are typically notified early in February about financial aid for the coming year on our re-enrollment portal and asked to commit to re-enrollment toward the end of the month.
March 10: Financial Aid decisions are posted on the enrollment portal for families of new applicants
April 10: Signed enrollment agreements and deposits are due for newly enrolled students

Contact Nancy Peterson, Director of Financial Aid