Tuition Assistance Policies

  • The Summit does not discriminate in the administration of its tuition assistance policies because of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, or sexual orientation in violation of state or federal laws or regulations.
  • The Summit determines a family’s financial eligibility to receive tuition assistance in a fair and equitable manner. The Summit requires that all families applying for assistance to complete the Parent’s Financial Statement (PFS) with the School and Student Service (SSS) for Financial Aid at sssbynais.org/parents. Families are required to complete the Parent’s Financial Statement (PFS) on an annual basis for review by the Financial Aid Committee. The awards may be adjusted each year according to family financial data.
  • The Summit requires that complete copies of the supporting tax documents be sent to SSS by the appropriate financial aid deadline. A financial aid application will not be evaluated until SSS receives complete, legible copies of all required documents to include: The signed 2015 IRS Form 1040 (or equivalent). If taxes are filed separately, both 1040’s are required. A signed copy of the 2016 IRS Form 1040 should be submitted when complete. All tuition assistance awards are contingent based upon receipt of these forms.
  • If you own a business/farm, you must also complete the Business/Farm form through the School and Student Service (SSS).
  • The Summit believes the obligation for financing a child’s education rests primarily with the family.
  • In order to afford a private school education, most Summit parents will need to make adjustments in their use of discretionary income. Some may need to access additional resources through family, work or local organizations. The Summit Financial Aid Committee seeks evidence that a family’s financial commitment to their child’s education is strong.
  • The Summit reserves the right to alter, adjust or revoke any tuition assistance award that was based on inaccurate, false or incomplete information.
  • For parents who are separated, divorced or never married, The Summit does require that a complete PFS be submitted by each parent/family. The Summit expects parents, guardians, or step parents to play a role in financing a student’s education.
  • The Summit reserves the right to accept or amend the recommendation from the Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) with additional documentation to complete the application process.
  • Families who submit late applications or requests for assistance will receive awards based on any remaining funds or may be placed in a waiting pool for assistance.
  • Please be assured that this information is kept in strict confidence by The Summit. Billing processes throughout The Summit are designed to keep a family’s financial circumstances confidential. The Summit also requests that families not share their tuition assistance information with other families. Awards may be withdrawn due to breach of this expectation.