Financial Aid

We understand and appreciate the financial commitment families undertake in deciding to send a student to Emerson Preparatory School. To continue attracting high caliber students for whom the cost of tuition may be just out of reach, Emerson offers limited financial aid based upon a combination of both merit and need.

We use the School and Student Services (SSS by NAIS), a trusted, third-party analysis tool, to determine the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC). The resulting EFC does not constitute a proposal or commitment to offer a particular amount of financial aid. Numerous other considerations, such as the amount of financial aid budgeted, the needs and profiles of other applicants, the amount of financial aid that has already been accounted for, financial aid policies specific to Emerson, and the priorities of the school’s leadership, all figure prominently in any financial aid offer.

Families interested in receiving financial aid should go to the School and Student Services (SSS by NAIS), to fill out the financial aid application and to obtain directions for submitting supporting documentation. The required documentation consists of tax returns with all attached schedules, and W2s, for the previous tax year. Tax returns and W2s should be provided for all responsible parties within a household(s) regardless of marital status or cohabitation.

All financial aid awards are reviewed annually and may be subject to change. To remain eligible for the upcoming school year, families are expected to update their records in SSS and turn in all required documentation prior to the first day of April. Students are expected to maintain satisfactory attendance, academic performance, and conduct,  for the continuation of any financial aid arrangement.

Because financial aid awards from the school are allocated prior to the start of the Fall semester, there may not be any remaining financial aid funds for new students who enter in the spring semester. Those students may re-apply for financial aid the following fall semester until the beginning of the next academic year.

Students who are direct recipients of grants from third party organizations such as the Opportunity Scholarship Program do not need to apply separately for financial aid through the SSS system.