Admissions

Tuition & Tuition Assistance

The purpose of tuition assistance at FASPS is to support the school’s mission by promoting student body diversity. We highly value socioeconomic diversity and strive to be accessible to the widest range of families, and our tuition assistance program reflects this essential principle.

FASPS's tuition assistance program is need-based, and the awards apply to one school year. Families are required to reapply each year so that FASPS can make the necessary adjustments based on changes in circumstances or tuition.

Tuition for the 2018-2019 School Year 
 
  • Lower School: $21,800
  • Middle School: $25,100
  • New Family Fee: $2,700 (A one-time New Family Fee will be invoiced in the amount of $2,700 upon receipt of the enrollment agreement. A new family is defined as a family whose children have not been previously enrolled in the school.)
Types of Tuition Assistance Available
 
  • Needs-based Scholarships: Tuition assistance is awarded on the basis of need and the potential family contribution as reported by the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS), as well as documentation provided by the family. FASPS uses SSS data and household income / asset guidelines annually to assess each family’s ability to pay for their child's education. FASPS makes every effort to meet the demonstrated need of all admitted or enrolled financial aid applicants; however, resources are not always sufficient to meet the full need of applicants. Due to the large number of families applying for tuition assistance and the limited timeframe within which awards are made, it is critical that all documents be submitted according to the prescribed deadlines for returning and new students. FASPS notifies applicants of tuition assistance decisions before expecting a binding reply to the offer of enrollment.
  • French Government Scholarships: French citizens may be eligible for the Bourses Scolaires Françaises. The FASPS Tuition Assistance program may supplement the amount granted by the French government. Families may apply for both the Bourses Scolaires Françaises and FASPS Tuition Assistance. The FASPS Tuition Assistance application will only be reviewed once you receive the decision from the French government.
Applying for Tuition Assistance
 
The deadline to apply for 2019-2020 tuition assistance is February 7, 2019.

FASPS uses School & Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS), a division of the National Association of Independent Schools. Using this trusted third party ensures the tuition assistance review process is objective and fair. To be eligible for consideration for financial aid:
  • A completed Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS), application fee, and all supporting documents must be received by School and Student Services (SSS) by February 2019. Due to the number of families applying for financial assistance and to the limited time frame within which awards are to be made, it is critical that all forms, including required tax returns, be submitted according to the prescribed deadlines. No grants will be awarded in the absence of supporting documents.
  • Currently enrolled FASPS families must be in good standing on all debt obligations to the School.
  • For students of divorced or separated parents, a PFS, fee, and supporting documents are required of both parents regardless of custody or financial responsibility.
  • It should be understood that lifestyle choices that result in increased expenses or decreased income cannot be underwritten by the Tuition Assistance Program at FASPS.
How to Apply: Families wishing to apply for tuition assistance hould submit a completed Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) with all required supporting documents and non-refundable application fee of $49 directly to School and Student Services (SSS) via its secure portal. The FASPS school code is 2754.

Required Supporting Documents (Please upload copies of the following supporting documents directly to SSS either by digital upload or by mail at DeborahW@FASPS.org.):
  • 2018 Federal Income Tax Return with all schedules
  • 2018 W2 and/or 1099 forms
  • Form 4506 Tax Information Authorization
  • Your application is not considered complete without your supporting documents. You may wish to start tax preparation early in order to meet the February deadline. Those who are unable to complete tax returns early, business owners for example, may fill out the PFS using estimates based on the prior year and submit the tax returns when they become available. No grants will be awarded in the absence of supporting documents.
Learn More:
  • Click here to apply to for tuition assistance with SSS.
  • FASPS Tuition Assistance Policy.
Applying for a French Government Scholarship

Les ressortissants français enregistrés au consulat de San Francisco qui désirent effectuer une demande de bourse auprès du gouvernement français doivent contacter Déborah Worrall, Directrice des Admissions, au (206) 275-3533, ext. 275, ou DeborahW@FASPS.org

Pour effectuer une demande de bourse scolaire au Consulat Général de San Francisco pour l’année 2018-2019, vous aurez besoin des documents suivants : Pour des informations détaillées sur le calcul des bourses, veuillez consulter le site du consulat ici. Il est recommandé de contacter Mme Myriam Loury, gestionnaire chargée des dossiers de bourse au consulat de San Francisco, afin de prendre rendez-vous en personne à San Francisco ou bien convenir d’un rendez-vous téléphonique, de préférence en janvier, en particulier pour les familles qui effectuent une première demande.

Mme Myriam Loury
Affaires sociales
Bourses scolaires
Consulat de France à San Francisco
88 Kearny Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 616-4913
myriam.loury@diplomatie.gouv.fr
 
Tuition Assistance Deadlines 
 
DEADLINES FOR: NEW FAMILIES CURRENT FAMILIES
SSS Parent Financial Statement February 7, 2019 February 7, 2019
2018 Tax Return and W2s (If you do not have your 2018 tax return ready for the February deadline, please provide your 2017 tax return and W2s. The 2018 documents must be submitted by April 15, 2019.) February 7, 2019 February 7, 2019
Enrollment Contracts Offered by FASPS  March 15, 2018 January 25, 2019
Tuition Assistance Decisions Released to Families Who Completed an Application March 15, 2019 February 15, 2019
Enrollment Contract and Tuition Deposit Returned by Families March 22, 2019, 12pm February 24, 2019

Tuition Assistance FAQs

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • Who receives tuition assistance at FASPS?

    About twenty-two percent of our students receive tuition assistance every year, and the awards range between 10% and 100% of tuition.
  • Does the tuition assistance review process impact admissions decisions in any way?

    No. The tuition assistance review process is completely independent from the admissions process. The Tuition Assistance Committee evaluates tuition assistance applications only after admissions decisions have been made by the Admissions Committee.
  • Who makes the financial aid decisions at FASPS?

    All financial aid information is strictly confidential. The Tuition Assistance Committee assesses parental income, assets, liabilities and expenses based on the financial information your family provides. FASPS partners with School & Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS), a division of the National Association of Independent Schools, to evaluate families’ financial information and ensure that financial aid review process is objective and fair.
  • Who do I contact with questions?

    For general questions about the tuition assistance process, please contact Déborah Worrall at deborahw@fasps.org. For specific questions about SSS, please refer to the application form and SSS instructions.
  • Are both parents required to submit tax documentation?

    All paperwork, including tax documentation, is requested from all financially responsible parties. FASPS may require copies of court documents and final decrees.
  • What is the New Family Fee?

    Our New Family Fee is a one-time fee FASPS asks of all new families that supports future capital expenditures, for example, the purchase of our first bus when we launched our bus program, and the purchase of the 2.5 acres of land FASPS currently owns on Mercer Island (an investment toward a permanent FASPS campus).

Contact

If you are interested in receiving information regarding tuition assistance or have questions about the process, please call FASPS at (206) 275-3533 or email DeborahW@FASPS.org.
 
Pour recevoir des informations sur l’aide financière du gouvernement français ou de l’école, veuillez contacter FASPS au (206) 275-3533 ou DeborahW@FASPS.org.