Thank you for checking into Nueva's Financial Award program. For an initial overview, it may may be helpful to read Affording an Education at The Nueva School. This page, with materials and deadlines, will also be updated for the 2013-2014 application season in the fall. In the meantime, it provides a solid overview of the general process.
Starting on December 1, 2013, applicant families may begin to apply for financial aid for the 2014-15 school year. The process begins by completing your family's Personal Financial Statement (PFS) through the School and Student Services (SSS) of the National Association of Independent Schools at www.nais.org/financialaid. You will also need to complete supplemental financial documents required by the Nueva School and described below in the checklist.
Remember to keep a copy of all records before submitting them to Nueva and to SSS.
Admissions decisions are made independently of financial award considerations, and awards are based solely on financial need. Awards for 2013-2014 are given for grades K - 10, and amounts are determined using results from a financial analysis conducted by the School and Student Services, a service of the National Association of Independent Schools. Twenty percent of Nueva students receive awards to cover tuition and trip costs. We structure our awards by first serving those students who currently receive awards, then other enrolled students who have had a change in their financial status, followed by newly accepted students.
Please download the Financial Award Process Review for complete details and instructions, and the Financial Award Process and Requirements Checklist.
Financial Award and Sunshine Fund Policy
Click on this link to review a summary of our Financial Award and Sunshine Fund Policy.
Reduced fees for Application/IQ Evaluation
Statement of Non-Discrimination
The Nueva School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Nueva does not discriminate on the basis of these factors in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial award programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.
- Financial Awards
- After December 1st, and no later than the deadline in January 2014 (to be confirmed), file your completed Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) directly online with School and Student Services (SSS) www.nais.org/financialaid.
- Submit a photocopy of your completed PFS directly to the Admissions Office.
- No later than the deadline in February 2014 (to be confirmed), submit supplemental financial records to the Nueva School. All documents need to be in on time for your financial aid request to be processed.
- A copy of your completed 2013 Federal Income Tax Returns (all pages)
- A copy of your completed 2013 State Income Tax Returns (all pages)
- A copy of all W2s
- A monthly budget
- Signed original IRS Form 4506 (Sign and return to Nueva. Do not submit form or payment to the IRS)
- Business/Farm Statement (if applicable)
- Sunshine Fund Awards
Once a child has enrolled, the Sunshine Fund is an additional resource for families to help pay some of the cost of selected school related expenses beyond tuition and fees. Families that already qualify for and receive tuition financial awards are eligible for a Sunshine Fund award. Sunshine awards are intended to offer assistance at the same level as tuition assistance, or up to fifty percent. Limited Sunshine Funds may be available for School sponsored transportation, extended day, Menuhin programs, School mandated on-campus tutoring, and School requested psycho-educational evaluations.
- Parent/Guardian name:
- Student name and current grade:
- For what Program are funds needed?
- Frequency of participation:
- Please indicate estimated parent contribution and your financial need:
- Tuition Rates 2013 - 2014
Tuition Trips Fees Total Prekindergarten $21,730 ---- $133 $21,863 Kindergarten $29,050 $40 $161 $29,251 First Grade $29,050 $100 $161 $29,311 Second Grade $29,050 $360 $162 $29,572 Third Grade $29,050 $430 $162 $29,642 Fourth Grade $29,050 $410 $162 $29,622 Fifth Grade $31,650 $1,290 $225 $33,165 Sixth Grade $33,030 $3,060 $1,141* $37,231 Seventh Grade $33,030 $1,330 $2,464* $35,494 Eighth Grade $33,030 $5,760 $1,210* $40,000 Ninth Grade $38,000 $2,000 $210 $40,210
*Includes laptop program fees. 8th grade fees include yearbook.
The Financial Award Process and Requirements Checklist includes all important dates and deadlines. Please note that divorced, separated, or never married parents must each submit financial documents to the school by the deadline.
Please note that you will receive feedback from the School and Student Services giving their estimate of what they believe your family can afford. This is a preliminary figure which Nueva's Financial Awards Committee will adjust if appropriate in the context of your supplemental financial documents.