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Affording Renbrook

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At Renbrook School, we believe that our campus is enriched by the diversity of our families. The talents, personalities, varying interests, and unique backgrounds of our students coming together are what make Renbrook an engaging and vibrant educational experience. 

We are dedicated to providing a Renbrook education to families who qualify for need-based financial aid. Our financial aid budget allows for awards that range from 10% - 70% of tuition to help make a Renbrook education possible. In addition, our merit scholarship program is open to students entering fifth or sixth grade.

I hope you will continue to explore Renbrook School for your child, and I encourage you to reach out with any questions about the admission process, financial aid, or other ways that we can help make a Renbrook education affordable for your family. I hope to meet you soon!

Sincerely,
Amy Samenuk
Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid
asamenuk@renbrook.org
860-386-1661, extension 219

The Value of an Independent School Education

    • Matt Sigrist, Head of School

$1.7 million awarded annually to more than 35% of the Renbrook student body. Scroll to learn more about the financial aid process.

FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid strengthens the economic and social diversity of the school, which is key to Renbrook's mission. We wish to help academically qualified students attend the school whenever possible. Financial aid is awarded on the basis of a family's need for tuition support and the availability of financial aid funds. Each year, about 30% of our students receive some level of financial support. Awards range from 10% to 70% of tuition.

Applying for Financial Aid

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  • Step 1: Application

    Families must first complete an application to Renbrook School by the stated deadlines.
  • Step 2: Parents' Financial Statement (PFS)

    Families must complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) and submit it electronically to School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) with the required fee. The form is available as of November 1. The PFS must be completed and submitted by December 31 for current families receiving a grant, and by February 15 for first-time applications to be considered in our first round of financial awards.  
    Financial assistance is available after the first round of awards but the earlier you apply and complete your SSS application the more likely aid will be available.
    After you have submitted your PFS to School and Student Service for Financial Aid, the SSS office will send Renbrook an electronic computation of your financial need, based on the information you have provided. Renbrook uses this computation as a basis for consideration. Parents will also have access to the computation from SSS.
     
  • Step 3: Income Tax Form

    In addition to completing your PFS, you need to upload a copy of your Income Tax Form #1040 (including all supporting schedules) and a copy of your W2/1099 Form(s) for the current tax year to your SSS account by February 28. If you own a business, please provide a copy of your business tax return.
    Please note that these documents are required for consideration by the school’s Financial Aid Committee. In the case of divorce, Renbrook expects that both legal parents will contribute to the cost of their child(ren)’s education to the extent of their ability. Custodial and non-custodial parents must complete PFS forms and send these to SSS; both must also submit tax forms and W2s as required.

Options for Paying Tuition:

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  • The Standard Method

    The standard method is in two payments: 60% due no later than August 1; 40% due no later than December 1. You will be billed one month prior to the due dates.
  • Payment Plans

    Renbrook School uses Smart Tuition as our tuition invoicing and payment service. Our partnership with Smart Tuition allows us to offer families many convenient options to pay tuition and school fees. Please click here to learn more about Smart Tuition.

     
  • AFFORDING RENBROOK - A GUIDE TO FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

    We understand that the thought of private school tuition can sometimes be daunting but a Renbrook education may be more accessible than you realize. We've created a guide to assist you in understanding financial assistance and the process of applying for aid for your child. Please complete the information in the form below to download your resource guide: The Education You Want for Your Child is Closer than You Think: Financial Assistance at Renbrook School.
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Confidentiality and Notification: All information received by Renbrook School is held in strictest confidence. The Financial Aid Committee will notify families of its determination before requiring them to return an enrollment contract.

For more information please call: Amy Samenuk, Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid at 860-236-1661 x219 or email at asamenuk@renbrook.org.

Online tips and support: The SSS website provides many helpful tips on the process of applying for financial aid. Call SSS Support at 800-344-8328 to gain access to support on document uploading and completing the online PFS.   

We look forward to helping you afford your student’s education!

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