Tuition Assistance at University
We recognize that the full cost of an independent school education is beyond the means of many outstanding students and families. Tuition assistance at University Liggett School is designed to bridge the gap between what a family can afford and the cost of an independent school education. This makes University Liggett School affordable to many qualified students who could not otherwise join our school community. As a result, our students represent a broad range of socioeconomic backgrounds, creating a student body diverse in thought and experience all on a journey of discovery together.
Each year University Liggett School awards 3 million in need-based tuition assistance to new and returning families. Tuition assistance is a justified reduction of the overall cost of tuition for a qualified family. The committee takes into consideration the school's policies and the resources available for returning students, as well as, new applicant families. Once a tuition assistance commitment is made to a family, continuing assistance can be anticipated as long as financial need continues to be demonstrated by the family. All families receiving tuition assistance must complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) annually to remain eligible.
Tuition assistance decisions are guided by household financial data submitted to School and Student Services (SSS) and reviewed by University Liggett School’s financial aid committee. All information is strictly confidential.
Tuition assistance is not available for Prekindergarten programs.
TO APPLY FOR TUITION ASSISTANCE
Each family must complete the following:
- Complete a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) on the School and Student Services website
- Upload the required supporting tax documents to your School and Student Services account
To be considered for tuition assistance, a completed admission application and Parents’ Financial Statement, with all required documents, must be submitted by the appropriate deadline:
- Upper School Deadline: January 17, 2020
- Lower/Middle School Deadline: February 28, 2020
There is a separate fee to apply for tuition assistance payable to School and Student Services.