Educating the whole child and honoring the diversity of each individual from
Pre-elementary (age 3) through Grade 8.

Educating the whole child and honoring the diversity of each individual from
Pre-elementary (age 3) through Grade 8.

Tuition & Financial Aid

One of the most important investments a family can make is in their child's education. When you choose Eton School, you place a great trust in us, and we are committed to providing an exceptional educational experience for your child. An Eton Education is well-spent investment.

As with all independent schools, tuition increases every year. We are, however, pleased that we are still able to offer an Eton School education at a tuition rate that is competitive with other Eastside independent elementary/middle schools. In addition, our tuition is upfront and inclusive. When you enroll and pay your child's tuition, there are no additional fees for supplies, no required purchase of books nor any extra expense for field trips or overnight outdoor education programs.

Eton School also has a significant and ongoing commitment of offering financial aid to families by adjusting tuition according to their financial position. A family’s financial need is determined by the calculations provided by the services of FAST (Financial Aid for School Tuition). All financial aid information is held in strict confidence by Eton School.

2017-2018 Tuition

Pre-elementary (P3, P4 and K)
Pre-elementary (P3, P4 and K)

$12,00 for P3 and P4 (Part-time)

$17,196 for P3, P4 and Kindergarten (Full-time)

Includes a daily snack and supplies. The school day begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 11:50 a.m. for half day students and 2:50 p.m. for all others.

Lower Elementary (Grades 1-3)
Lower Elementary (Grades 1-3)

$19,296

Includes student supplies as well as the cost of class field trips taken during the academic year. The school day begins at 8:40 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m.

Upper  Elementary (Grades 4-5) and Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Upper Elementary (Grades 4-5) and Middle School (Grades 6-8)

$21,696

Includes most student supplies, the cost of class field trips taken during the academic year and an outdoor education program. The school day begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m.

Applying for Financial Aid

Priority Deadline for Applying

January 20, 2017: Parents of current students

February 3, 2017: Parents of new applicants

Application Steps

  1. Complete the Parents Financial Statement using Financial Aid and School Tuition (FAST).
  2. Submit the following required documents directly to FAST:
    • 2015 and 2016* Personal Tax Returns, including all schedules
    • 2015 and 2016* W-2 forms
    • 2015 and 2016* Business Tax Returns, including all schedules
    • IRS Form 4506-T* (Download Form)

*Submit 2016 Tax Forms no later than April 30, 2017.
Decisions are based on the 2015 documentation and are contingent upon the receipt of the 2016 documentation.

Decisions and Notifications

  1. FAST generates a computerized Report of Parental Contribution for Eton School.
  2. Once received, Eton School's Financial Aid Committee reviews each report and decides on a financial aid award.
  3. Notification of parents is based on enrollment status.
    • Prior to February 28: Parents of current students are notified of financial aid awards.
    • March 17, 2017: Parents of new applicants are notified when the student is accepted.

After the Priority Deadline

All documents submitted after the priority deadline are reviewed on a first come, first served basis.

Assistance

To assist parents with the financial aid application process, FAST Customer Service is available everyday and all hours at 1-877-326-FAST and help@ismfast.com.

Financial Aid Policy

Introduction

Eton School (the School) is proud to offer financial assistance to its returning families and families who have applied for admission. The amount of each award is determined by the current available funds, the number of families applying for assistance and the demonstrated need of each family. A family’s financial need is determined by the calculations provided by the services of Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST). All financial aid information is held in strict confidence by the School.

It is the goal of the School to provide a consistent message to parents, students, faculty, board members and administration regarding financial aid. As such, the School endorses the NAIS Principles of Good Practice for Financial Aid Administration as outlined in Appendix A, which is available upon request.

It is the policy of the School that no person shall be subjected to discrimination because of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, or the presence of any physical, mental or sensory disability.

Financial Aid Committee

The Financial Aid Committee consists of the Head of School, Admission Director, and the Chief Business Officer. In addition, the Head of School at his/her discretion may appoint other committee members.

Financial Aid Timeline

  1. Parents complete the online application using FAST. Eligible employees will follow the same procedures as other parents. There is no tuition remission program offered. The statements are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis after the priority deadline (late January to early February).
  2. Financial aid applications will not be considered if there is a past due balance on the current year’s tuition.
  3. Parents submit the following required documents directly to FAST (not to the School) by the priority deadline:
    • Previous Year and Current Year* Personal Tax Returns, including all schedules
    • Previous Year and Current Year * W-2 forms
    • Previous Year and Current Year * Business Tax Returns, including all schedules
    • IRS Form 4506-T*
  4. FAST generates a computerized Report of the Recommended Award towards the School’s tuition.
  5. The School’s Financial Aid Committee reviews each report and decides on a financial aid award.
  6. Parents of returning students are notified of financial aid awards prior to re-enrollment applications are sent out. Parents of new students are notified when they are accepted.

*Submit Current Tax Forms no later than April 30. The committee may make a decision based on your previous year tax return documentation. The School reserves the right to request additional information or documentation to verify and/or further clarify a family’s financial profile. Financial aid grants are based on information provided by the family in the financial aid application. If it is determined that false, inaccurate, or incomplete information was provided by the family, the School reserves the right to immediately modify the amount of the financial aid grant. A signed IRS Form 4506-T must be provided to the School by any family applying for Financial Aid. This form allows the School to request the family’s final tax returns.

Evaluation Procedures

The evaluation and financial award process takes into consideration a number of factors. The following general guidelines are used by the committee:

  1. The awards are based on financial need. The ability to pay tuition is assessed from the financial data supplied on the application forms, and any descriptive comments or special situations that are expressed by the applicant.
  2. Subjective factors are also taken into consideration (e.g. unusual situations and net tuition provided to the school).
  3. All submitted data and the resulting awards are kept confidential.

Separated and Divorced Parents

Financial Aid at the School is determined by a family’s ability to meet educational expenses; it is based on need, not on a willingness or unwillingness to pay. It is the position of the School that divorced and separated parents retain the obligation to contribute to the education of their children whether or not there is legal agreement between them to do so. The Financial Aid Committee considers the assets of both parents, if living, before making any award, and cannot be held by the assertion that one parent has disclaimed responsibility for educational expenses. If either parent has remarried, we consider also the assets of the stepparent, always bearing in mind the obligation of that stepparent to his or her own children.

The committee may waive the requirement of financial information from the non-custodial parent and his or her spouse when the non-custodial parent’s whereabouts are unknown or when the non-custodial parent has given no financial support to the student for more than two years and has made no contact with him or her during this time.

Payment Plans

Two Installments with Discount

Payment Plans: 1.3, 1.2, and 1.1
These plans offer a percentage discount based on the Net Tuition and the date tuition is paid in full. The first payment is a nonrefundable Enrollment Fee (1/12 of the tuition) due with the Enrollment Agreement. The remaining Tuition Balance is due on the date stated on the Enrollment Agreement in accordance with the plan chosen. These plans are not available after May 31.

Two Installments

Payment Plan 1.0
Tuition is due and payable in two installment. The first installment is a nonrefundable Enrollment Fee (1/12 of the tuition) and is due with the Enrollment Agreement. The second installment of the remaining tuition balance is due on or before July 1. For rolling admissions, the second installment due date is adjusted in relation to the date of enrollment.

Monthly Installments

Payment Plan 2
Tuition is due and payable in 12 equal monthly installments. The first installment is a nonrefundable Enrollment Fee (1/12 of the tuition) due with the Enrollment Agreement. The remaining 11 installments are due the first of the month, beginning April 1 and ending February 1. For rolling admissions, the number of installments and due dates are adjusted in relation to the date of enrollment.

Tuition Payment Methods

ACH

Eton School initiates a debit transaction that occurs on the first of the month or on the next business day if it falls on a weekend or Federal holiday. This method requires completion and submission of an ACH Debit Enrollment/Authorization Form with a voided check to Eton School at least 25 days before the tuition payment is due.

E-Check

Parents/Guardians initiate the transaction by submitting payment(s) using an E-Check Payment Form(s) via inResonance School Forms Online.

Credit Card

Parents/Guardians initiate the transaction by submit payment(s) using the Credit Card Payment Form(s) via inResonance School Forms Online. A 2% convenience fee is charged for all credit card payments to handle the administrative costs of processing the payments.

Paper Check or Cash

Parents/Guardians submit payment(s) as a paper check to Eton School's office.


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