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Deerfield-Windsor School

Tuition & Fees Expenses to Anticipate Tuition Assistance Case Studies Applying for & receiving Assistance


Deerfield-Windsor School recognizes the educational value of a school community that includes students with a variety of economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. Our tuition assistance program is designed to provide educational opportunities to students , regardless of family financial resources. DeerfieldWindsor continues to utilize School & Student Services (SSS), a service of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). SSS is a well-established service that calculates each family’s ability to pay and reports that information to the independent school(s) the family designates. This brochure is intended to provide an overview of expenses to anticipate and general information regarding our Tuition Assistance program at Deerfield-Windsor. If you have any questions, please do not hestitate to contact me at 229-435-1301 or e-mail to dave.davies@deerfieldwindsor.com. Headmaster

2013-2014 Registration Fees & Tuition Registration Fee Tuition Annual Semi-Annual Monthly

Pre-School

K5

Grades 1-5

Grades 6-8

Grades 9-12

200

200

275

275

275

4,662 2,392 409

6,771 3,475 594

9,895 5,077 868

10,932 5,610 959

11,514 5,908 1,010

Discounts: Registration Fee Early Payment

$200.00 off second child (1/2 off each additional child) Annual Payments - 5% discount reflected above Semi-Annual - 2.5% discount reflected above

Expenses to Anticipate The Building Fund Fee of $1,000 is a one-time fee per new family. The Building Fund Fee can be paid in one lump sum or paid annually at $250 for four years.

Middle School Trips are taken every year. The costs for each trip is split over a 3-month period and VARY from year to year. 2012-2013 costs were: 6th - $350; 7th - $400; 8th - $675.

Textbooks are purchased by Middle & Upper School students through e-Campus or a provider of their choice. Cost ranges from $300-$500 depending on grade level.

P.E. Uniforms (Middle School) are purchased from the Business Office for $20 per set (shorts & shirt).

Lower School Uniforms are purchased by families through Sunshine and range from $300-$500. Used uniforms are also sold through DWS.

Lower School Field Trips are taken throughout the school year generally totalling $50 for the entire year. Parent Association Dues are $25 per family


Tuition Assistance

Our Tuition assistance program is designed to provide educational opportunities to students whose families may not be able to afford the full cost of tuition. Deerfield-Windsor administers its tuition assistance program in accordance with the principles and practices of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). The school offers a limited amount of tuition assistance based on a family’s need as determined by School & Student Services (SSS), a service of NAIS.

Case Studies Case 1 - Grades 1, 6 Family of Four Two Children at DWS Annual Gross Income: $100,000 Financial Assistance: $11,000 Monthly Tuition & Fees: $960 (The

Case 2 - Grades 4, 7, 9 Family of Five Three Children at DWS Annual Gross Income: $130,000 Financial Assistance: $12,000 Monthly Tuition & Fees: $1,800

Case 3 - 1st Grade Family of Three One Child at DWS Annual Gross Income: $60,000 Financial Assistance: $7,000 Monthly Tuition & Fees: $325

above illustrations are based on average assets and debts for the incomes shown.)

Applying for Assistance To be considered for tuition assistance, families must submit the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) to SSS along with their most recent Federal Income Tax Form (1040). The PFS must be filed online and can be found at www.nais.org/ financialaid/sss. The fee to file online is $41. SSS calculates the amount of demonstrated need and reports this to DWS. It is important to note that all information reported to DWS by SSS is kept completely confidential. SSS reports this information the Headmaster who keeps all records of tuition assistance. Families are urged to apply as soon as possible. Priority consideration for current families will be given until April 15th. PFS must be completed and submitted to the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (with DWS as a designated recipient). For students whose parents are separated or divorced, both parents are required to complete the PFS and Nontaxable Income Worksheet.

Grant Determination, Notification and Renewal After all information is reported back to DWS, the school works with the family to come as close as possible to the amount of need determined by SSS. It is important to note that DWS cannot match the full amount determined by SSS. Each year families must reapply for assistance using the same process.


For additional information please contact Dave Davies at 4351301 or dave.davies@deerfieldwindsor.com. We look forward to having you join the DWS Family!

Deerfield Windsor School Albany, GA 31707 (229)435-1301 www.deerfieldwindsor.com


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