Financial Assistance Process 2022-2023 – New Students

  • Opening Date: December 10, 2021
  • $55 fee paid to SSS

Starting February 15, the Financial Assistance Committee will review and award grants to new students. Please plan to file your application early in the admissions process. The Financial Assistance Committee continues to award assistance as long as there are funds available.


  1. Apply by filling out the NAIS School and Student Services (SSS) form online
  2. Remember to save your pin and password to update your application online.
  3. Our school code is #1867
  4. Pay the $55 fee charged by SSS. This fee can be waived under specific circumstances. Please see their website for more information.
  5. Upload tax return for calendar year 2020 and W-2 or last paystub from 2021 at the time of submission. Applications will be reviewed once all required documents are uploaded. If you are unable to upload the documents, mail copies to NAIS School and Student Services immediately.
  6. Families will be notified in writing via email of award and have 10 business days to accept or reject the offer.


  • Financial grants are need based.
  • Grants are awarded once an applicant has been offered admission.
  • Allowances are made for families with more than one student in the school and who demonstrate need with the higher tuition burden.
  • Families can appeal the financial assistance decision in writing by including additional information not seen on the SSS form.

Mount Madonna School’s open admission and financial assistance policies do not discriminate based on race, gender, sexual preference, ethnic origin, disability, marital status, religion, creed or similar factors. This policy applies to all areas of student concerns: admissions, athletics, educational policies, financial assistance, and other school administered programs. Mount Madonna School is committed to maintaining economic diversity within our community of families. We allocate financial grants from our Operating Budget, the Bernice Arnold Scholarship Endowment and special donations designated for Financial Assistance. Grants are based on each family’s economic need, which is assessed independently through the School and Student Services (SSS) provided by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).