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    Beach St. Financial Aid

     2015-2016 Financial Aid and Assistance Program
     
    Dear MSM Families:
     
    We are pleased to once again make financial aid and assistance available to MSM Beach St. Campus families through our scholarship program. All financial aid awards are determined based on demonstrated need and the availability of funds. Eligible families will receive grants to fund all or a portion of their child’s MSM tuition for the year. To request financial aid or assistance, please follow the steps below to complete the process:

    Step 1. School Application. When completing the school application for admission or re-enrollment, please check the appropriate box on the form to indicate that you are requesting financial aid.

    Step 2. School and Student Services (SSS).
    Montessori School of Manhattan uses School and Student Services (SSS) to process financial aid applications. SSS is a service of the National Association of Independent Schools. Families should submit to SSS their application and financial information (the Parents' Financial Statement or PFS) online or on paper. To access the online application, please log on to sss.nais.org. For paper copies, please contact MSM. The deadline for sibling applications for financial aid is Friday, October 10, 2014 Returning families may submit applications for financial aid beginning November 1, 2014. Families applying to MSM for the first time will be notified by MSM when they should submit their information to SSS. Paper applications should be submitted directly to SSS at the address provided on the form (and not to MSM or to the Parents Association). Please note that SSS charges a processing fee for all applications.

    Step 3. Additional Information.
    Please submit all additional documents required by SSS. In addition to submitting them to SSS, please mail copies of (i) your most recent personal federal tax return(s), (ii) all business tax returns, (iii) your most recent W-2(s), and (iv) a completed MSM Application Supplement (which will be available after November 1, 2014, either in paper form by contacting MSM or by downloading it) directly to the MSM Parents Association at PO Box 2016, New York, New York 10013.
    The information requested is required of all parents and guardians. In the case of separation or divorce, a separate PFS should be completed, and other materials submitted, by both the custodial and non-custodial parent or guardian. Families applying to MSM for the first time will be notified by MSM when they should submit supplemental information.

    Step 4. Determining Awards.
    The determination of the amount of any award is made after consideration by the MSM Beach St. Campus Parents Association - Scholarship Committee of all information submitted, including the recommendations calculated by SSS, and after all admissions decisions have been made by MSM. The information provided by families is kept confidential. The Scholarship Committee reviews all materials and makes all decisions without any knowledge of applicant identity.
    • The deadline for submission of all financial aid supplemental materials (other than W-2s for 2014) for returning MSM Beach Street students for the 2015-2016 school year is  Friday, December 5, 2014.
    • Families applying to MSM for the first time will be notified by MSM of the date after which financial aid materials (other than W-2s for 2014) for new applicant families for the 2015-2016 school year may be submitted. Once notified of such date, all materials must be submitted by Monday, February 2, 2015.
    • W-2s for 2014 for all applicant families should be submitted as soon as they are available and, in any event, by MondayFebruary 2, 2015.
    • The Scholarship Committee may accept applications during an academic year in cases of extreme hardship. Such applications will be considered on a case by case basis.
    • An application will not be considered by the Scholarship Committee until all materials have been submitted.
    This program is made possible through the joint donations of the Montessori School of Manhattan and the MSM Beach St. Campus Parents. The Parents Association Scholarship Committee reserves the right to change the qualifying criteria as appropriate from time to time.
    If you have any questions about the program or need assistance with the application process, please contact the Parents Association at msmpa.tribeca@gmail.com or contact Mrs. Bridie Gauthier.
     
    Sincerely,
     
     
    The MSM Beach St. Campus Parents Association Scholarship Committee

    Steps to Apply
    Step 1. School Application

    Step 2. School and Student Services (SSS)

    Step 3. Additional Information

    Step 4. Determining Awards
    All Financial Aid requests must be received by noon on Friday, October 10th.
    9/24/2014
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