MAKING A MASTERS SCHOOL EDUCATION POSSIBLE

The Masters School is committed to making an exceptional education accessible to a diverse community of students.
We recognize that a Masters education is a major investment in your child’s future and one that can be a challenge for many families. Masters remains dedicated to helping as many families as possible afford this educational choice. During the 2018-19 school year, over 27% of the student body received financial aid, which totaled more than $5.5 million. In addition to our generous need-based financial program, we offer several tuition payment options. 

To start the financial aid application process, please refer to the information included below.

Financial Aid

We recommend reviewing the brochure Understanding Private School Financial Aid.
The Masters School has a robust financial aid budget. However, each year, we have more families of need apply than we have budget available. To be eligible for consideration for need-based financial aid, returning families must complete an application by December 15 and new families must complete an application by January 15. We will communicate decisions about financial aid in your admission notification packet.
 
The Masters School uses School and Student Services (SSS) to process our financial aid applications. SSS is a service of the National Association of Independent Schools. Based on the financial information you provide, SSS forwards the Parents' Financial Statement as well as your Report of Family Contribution, which estimates the amount that a family can contribute to educational expenses. This, in conjunction with our school policy, helps us make fair and equitable financial aid decisions.

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  • Apply for Financial Aid

    To begin your financial aid application for the 2020-2021 enrollment year, please read our Financial Aid Policy and then follow the steps below:
    1. Go to www.solutionsbysss.com/parents.
    2. Click on the prompt to begin your Parents' Financial Statement (PFS). You only need to complete one PFS even if you have several children applying to our school. The Masters School code is 4948.
    3. You will be given a username and password that will allow you to return to your PFS at a later date before submitting it. Your information will be secure.
    4. You will be given instructions about submitting backup documents. We require your two most recent tax returns and your PFS.
    Note: If you apply for financial aid online, your information will be delivered accurately, quickly and securely to our school, allowing us to make a quicker decision about your eligibility for Financial Aid.

    Financial Aid Application Check List:
    1. Complete the Parents' Financial Statement (Masters' PFS Code: 4948)
    2. Provide most current Tax Return & W2 Form (two years for new applicants)
    Questions?

    If you have any questions regarding financial aid, please see our FAQs above or contact Laura Sexton at 914-479-6414 or by email at laura.sexton@mastersny.org.

FAQs

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  • When and how does our family apply for financial aid?

    Families wishing to participate in financial aid must submit a financial aid application and supporting documents annually by the required deadlines of December 15 for returning families and January 15 for new applicant families. These required documents consist of your two most recent tax returns, a Personal Financial Statement (PFS) submitted through the School and Student Services for Financial Aid (SSS) website: www.solutionsbysss.com/parents (school code of 4948), and a signed copy of IRS Form 4506 (www.irs.gov). The Admission Office is available to help with the completion of these forms. Please call 914-479-6414 for assistance.
  • When will our family know if we are offered financial aid?

    New families will be notified in their admission decision letter. Returning families receive financial aid offers with re-enrollment contracts in January.
  • Will our family be offered the same amount of financial aid each year?

    All families participating in financial aid are required to file and complete an application through SSS and submit tax declarations each year. Financial aid is not guaranteed from one year to the next. Unless there has been a significant change in a family’s finances or the Board-approved financial aid budget, Masters strives to maintain the level of financial aid based on demonstrated need until a child graduates.
  • If we enter the school without financial aid, can we apply for (and receive) aid later?

    It is the School’s expectation that families paying full tuition will continue to do so unless they can demonstrate a significant change in their circumstances. New applications for financial aid for returning families will be considered by the Financial Aid Committee. However, the Committee cannot guarantee that an offer will be made.

    Please notify Laura Sexton in our financial aid office at laura.sexton@mastersny.org if you plan to apply. The application for returning families is due December 15. If all application materials are received on time, you will be notified of the financial aid committee’s decision with your re-enrollment contract.
  • May I appeal a financial aid decision?

    Families may request a second review of their financial aid offer by initiating an appeal process. The written request must be submitted to the director of enrollment management, providing additional detailed information or changes that have transpired since the initial evaluation.
  • Are international students eligible for financial aid?

    Yes, international students who demonstrate need are eligible for financial aid providing all required financial aid documentation is submitted. International families must submit official proof of income if they do not file U.S. tax forms.
  • If my family does not qualify for financial aid, does The Masters School offer any type of payment plan?

    The School offers a 10-month payment plan through our affiliation with Tuition Management Systems (TMS). For more information, please contact the Business Office.
  • What additional costs does Masters' financial aid program cover other than tuition?

    Masters applies the same percentage of financial aid that a family receives to the cost of textbooks, academic and athletic team trips, and music lessons

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