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Financial Aid FAQ’s

  • How do I apply for financial aid? Visit www.smartaidforparents.com to apply.
  • Is our return to TMS dependent upon receiving financial aid? If we make our enrollment deposit by the required deadline but don’t receive any aid, can we get our deposit back? Yes, paying your registration fee shows a sincere interest in remaining at TMS. Completing your financial aid forms in a timely manner also demonstrates your intention to continue being a part of our school community. Financial aid is not guaranteed and as such we will work with each family applying through the process.
  • What can I expect regarding the process of financial aid? First and foremost, you can and should expect that your application and information contained within will be kept confidential by the third party company who evaluates applications and by the financial aid committee of the school. Next, you can expect that you will hear back from the school regarding your application regardless of whether aid is awarded or not. Finally, you can expect that the school will be happy to sit down and discuss your individual circumstances, and you will be treated with utmost respect.
  • I have heard that if you have more debt or bills that it improves your chances of receiving an award. Is that true? The process does not provide any incentives to those who have higher bills. SMART Tuition Aid, who evaluates all of the data as a third party, has placed reasonable limits on expenses so that expenses exceeding those limits do not inappropriately award more financial aid.
  • I don’t complete my taxes until later in the spring. Can I begin the process before I have all of my tax information together? Is there any advantage to doing so? It is possible to start the process without all of your tax information and is important to do so. It begins our conversation earlier and gives the school notice of your intention to proceed forward so that we can appropriately serve your family in this area and reserve space in classes for your student.
  • Our family may have a job transfer or may be looking at job loss. If we pay the tuition deposit and then we have to move or look for new work, can we get our deposit back? We understand that this can present a challenge for families in this situation. We will work with families individually in these cases. Please contact the Business Office for more information.
  • Our family wants to remain at TMS long-term, but with tuition increasing each year, we are concerned? What, if anything, can be done about this? TMS tuition rates increase as do our expenses, which are subject to inflationary pressures from benefits, operational expenses, and other personnel related costs. Still, our community can positively influence these increases in three powerful ways:
  • Promoting our school to friends and family to increase enrollment has perhaps the most single important effect. We will be giving you tools to do that more effectively. 
  • Generously supporting The Master’s School Annual Fund also goes directly to supporting the general operating budget by providing income for financial aid, projects, and school improvements.
  • Volunteering liberally is also a great way to keep operating costs lower and provides a measure of influence on tuition rates. As you weigh the expense of tuition, please consider the treasure and the investment you are giving to your children by the quality and nature of a TMS education that is academically excellent and Christian.

 

Early Childhood Program 2017-2018


 Three Year Olds

HoursAnnual Tuition

Explorers: Two Day Mornings (T,Th)

8:45-11:15 a.m.

$2,570

Adventurers: Three Day Mornings (M,W,F) 

8:45-11:15 a.m.

$ 3,310

Lunch Bunch

11:15-12:15 p.m. 

Pricing TBD

Four Year Olds 

Hours 

Annual Tuition 

Investigators: Five Day Mornings (M-F) 

8:45-11:15 a.m.

$ 5,500

Navigators: Three Day Afternoons (M,W,F)

12:15-2:45 p.m. 

$ 3,310

Lunch Bunch

11:15-12:15 p.m. 

Pricing TBD 

 

Note: Final Placement is at the Director’s discretion.

Tuition 2017-2018

Kindergarten
Early Kindergarten                                         $8,200
Kindergarten (Full Day)                                               $10,800
 Lower School 
Grades 1-2                                       $13,150
Grade 3-5                                                                    $15,020
Middle School
Grades 6-8                                                                   $17,340
Upper School
Grades 9-13                                                                 $19,550

 

Activity Fees 2017-2018

Activity Fees
Early Kindergarten   $145
Kindergarten      $175
Grades 1-3   $195
Grade 4   $255
Grade 5   $290
Grade 6-7   $430
Grades  8   $460   
Grade 9   $600
Grade 10   $655 
Grade 11   $975
Grade 12   $975
Grade 13$975

The activity fee covers field trips, PSAT fees, special programs, the yearbook, class trips for grades 9-13, the banquet for students in grades 11 and 12, and other grade-specific activities. The fees do not include club trips or incidental expenses related to items of choice such as lunches, school and athletic supplies, and programs.

 

                                          

                               

                               

                                         

Education/Travel Fees 2017-2018

Education/Travel Fees
Early Kindergarten    $115

Kindergarten 

   $145

Grades 1 – 5

   $600 

Grades 6*

   $940

Grades 7 – 13* 

   $990   


*This fee is for books and other educational supplies, including technology as it relates to the classroom.                   

 


To apply for financial aid, visit Smart Tuition Aid.  The Master's School ID number is 11891.

For complete instructions, download the Parent Directions Form or watch an instructional video.


Please note that when processing the grant and aid application there is a small application fee assessed by Smart Tuition Aid.


International Student Tuition

Please contact the admissions office at admissions@masterschool.org for international student tuition and fees.


 

 


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