Tuition Assistance Scholarships Application
Applying for Tuition Scholarships
To help you complete your 2018-19 application, Seattle Preparatory School will host a Tuition Scholarship information session on the evening of Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 6:00PM in the Peyton Hall Library.
The deadline for tuition scholarship applications and 2016 supporting documentation is December 31, 2017, for all new and returning students. The deadline for 2017 supporting documentation is February 1, 2018. These applications are initially processed by the professional service, School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS). Please see the checklist below and follow all the steps to apply.
All questions regarding Seattle Prep’s assistance program should be directed to: Sue Dmitriev in the Controller's Office at (206) 577- 2138, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. All questions regarding the SSS application should be directed to SSS Customer Service at (800)344-8328.
Step 1: Complete the online Parent's Financial Statement (PFS) by December 31, 2017
Seattle Preparatory School uses School and Student Services (SSS) to handle a major portion of the computation in our assistance process. SSS is a service of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Based on the information you provide, SSS calculates an estimated amount that your family can contribute to educational expenses.
The SSS online application will be available on October 2, 2017. Be sure to wait until this date to start this application process. Starting on October 2, go to http://sss.nais.org and click on the prompt to begin your Parents' Financial Statement (PFS). You will create a PFS Online account with your email address and a password that allows you to complete the PFS over more than one session. If you applied for a Tuition Scholarship last year, login to PFS Online as a returning family. Only one PFS application is needed per family regardless of the number of children applying. All material submitted to SSS will be secure. All SSS applications must be submitted no later than December 31, 2017 to be considered for the 2018-19 registration process. Be sure to use the Seattle Preparatory School code (7247) when completing your SSS application.
Divorced or separated parents must both complete an SSS application and submit the supporting documentation to SSS before their child's file can be considered for assistance. In these instances where more than one application is submitted for a child, please make sure the child’s name matches exactly on each application.
Step 2: Submit your 2016 supporting documentation to SSS
Submit your 2016 supporting documentation to SSS after you have completed your PFS and by the December 31, 2017 deadline. You have the option to either mail or upload the required documents to SSS. If you choose to mail your documents, print out and include the cover sheet available on the SSS website and make sure to mail your documents at least 10 days before the deadline. Regular and overnight mail addresses can be found on the cover sheet as well. If you choose to upload your documents, login to your PFS account and follow the prompts. It’s important to know that the system can only accept documents under 10 megabytes in size. Please note that it is the family's responsibility to make sure that their assistance file is up-to-date. Incomplete files cannot be reviewed. In addition to the online SSS application, the file must include:
- 2016 Federal taxes (be sure to include all schedules and forms)
- 2016 W-2s and 1099s
- IRS Form 4506-T (complete items 1-5, add signature but do not date)
Step 3: Submit your 2017 supporting documentation to SSS
Your 2017 W-2s and 1099s must be posted to your SSS file by February 1, 2018. To meet this deadline, mail documents by January 15, or use overnight mail or upload to SSS by January 29. If you are unable to mail or upload your documents in time to post them to SSS by February 1, 2018, you must also submit them to Seattle Prep Tuition Scholarships at the address shown at the bottom of this page (or fax to 206-323-6509) ASAP in addition to submitting them to SSS. We cannot guarantee the processing of incomplete files after February 1st. Federal tax returns should also be submitted if available. Business owners must submit their 2016 business financials by February 1, 2018. Supporting documents needed:
- 2017 W2s and any income related 1099s
- Business owners must submit a 2017 Schedule C or equivalent (draft ok)
- 2017 Federal taxes if available (be sure to include all schedules and forms)
It is the family's responsibility to make sure that their assistance file is complete. Incomplete files cannot be reviewed.
Questions? Call SSS Customer Service at (800) 344-8328.