A Darlington School education is an investment in the future for your family. It is also a significant financial commitment. Darlington understands this and is committed to making its educational opportunities available to students regardless of their family's financial resources. Our students are our greatest asset, and providing them an outstanding college-preparatory education is our primary goal.
While educational costs have risen in recent years to sustain superior programs, faculty, and facilities, Darlington offers families a variety of financing options, including payment plans and financial aid. Darlington strives to build a financial partnership between your family and the school.
Financial Aid Application Steps and Deadlines
Step 1: Online Application
After Nov. 4, 2016 begin the process at http://sssbynais.org/parents. Click on the prompt to begin your Parent’s Financial Statement (PFS), where you will be given instructions on how to return to your secure information, along with a username and password.
Step 2: Completion Date
For returning students, please submit your completed PFS no later than Jan. 15, 2017. Prospective families should complete at time of applying for admission. A non-refundable $42 fee is required.
Step 3: Financial Documents
Darlington’s financial aid committee makes decisions about financial aid, not SSS. Therefore, before an award can be made, families must provide Darlington School a copy of their 2015 tax return (1040 form and all schedules) along with copies of your 2015 W-2’s. Your 2015 information should be submitted no later
than December 31, 2016. Upon availability, copies of all 2016 W2s and your 2016 tax return must also be submitted.
Step 4: Wait for Result
Applying for financial aid does not guarantee you will be eligible for aid. Nor does being eligible guarantee there will be sufficient financial aid available. According to our policies, the amount of aid offered by Darlington depends on your family’s financial circumstances and the school’s available funds. Once you have completed the above process, financial aid decisions will be mailed with your acceptance or reenrollment package.
We require a signed financial aid confidentiality agreement for each current and new student. All information provided to establish need is held in strict confidence by Darlington School; likewise, we request the specifics of your award package be kept confidential by you and your student.