Financial Aid


SDFAS offers tuition assistance to qualified applicants based entirely on demonstrated financial need.

Applications are submitted via School and Student Services (SSS), a service of NAIS, the National Association of Independent Schools.

New and returning families must create an account and submit their application before February 1st, 2020 to show intent.

Be sure to submit the application even if you do not have finalized your tax return. You will be able to log back in to update your file.

All supporting documents have to be uploaded as early as possible and no later than March 30th, 2020. Applications completed after this date will be reviewed on a fund-available basis.

Information provided during the Financial Assistance process is kept in strict confidentiality.

School’s SSS code: 1698

Useful links:

Financial Aid for the 2020-2021 academic year

Applying for Financial Aid at our school for the 2020-2021 academic year

School and Student Services (SSS) – Resources for parents

School and Student Services (SSS) – Home for parents

PFS Workbook for Financial Aid application for the 2020-2021 academic year – A guide to completing your PFS from start to finish.

Tax Primer for Parents – Understand which few tax forms will be most helpful as you complete your PFS. For self-employed check below.

Tax Primer for Self-employed Parents


The French government awards scholarships to French nationals, three years and older, who demonstrate financial need.

15 janvier 2020 : ouverture des rendez-vous au consulat. Il est impératif que les familles qui soumettent un dossier de demande de bourses prennent également rendez-vous avec Emmanuel Poulain, notre directeur financier ( Le dossier doit être revu et validé par l’école avant d’être déposé au consulat.

21 février 2020 : date limite de dépôt des dossiers au consulat.

Avril 2020 : le premier conseil consulaire des bourses scolaires émet des propositions

Juin 2020 : la première commission nationale des bourses scolaires arrête les décisions

Fin juin 2020 : communication des décisions aux familles

Une deuxième commission en automne permet aux familles qui arrivent sur le territoire après la première commission de pouvoir bénéficier également des bourses si le besoin est démontré.

Veuillez consulter le site du consulat pour plus d’information : Bourses Scolaires

For more information about our Financial Aid program, contact Isabelle Gilet at the Admissions Office:

(858)456-2807 ext. 306

Military/DoD Fee Assistance programs administered by Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA)

Our child care facility meets the requirements for the fee assistance program and may receive fee assistance for military families that are approved as eligible to attend our facility. Military family eligibility can vary based on military branch and/or deployment status and cannot be determined until the family has applied to the program.

We encourage any/all pending military families to contact CCAoA’s Parent Services line at 1-800-424-2246 option 3 to determine their eligibility.

Our Provider ID number is P#9136092.

Once the family has submitted all required documentation, their file will need to be reviewed and completed before the final fee assistance approval can be made. The final approval will be sent via email in the form of a packet entitled Certificate for Child Care. The packet is sent to both parent and provider, detailing the fee assistance amount, family/sponsor amount and attendance sheets. The attendance sheets need to be submitted per the guidelines enclosed in the approval packet in order to process the fee assistance.

Please note the following general policies regarding the Military Fee Assistance program:

  • The sponsor/parent is responsible for all child care fees prior to approval for fee assistance and after the expiration of a valid fee assistance certificate. Approval for parents and providers is not guaranteed for Military/DoD fee assistance programs.
  • If there are any changes to the fee assistance certificate, such as schedule changes, rate changes, discounts, etc., those are to be reported to CCAoA prior to submitting the attendance sheet for the month the change takes effect.
  • The provider rate displayed on the approval certificate should be the rate that is charged to any family regardless of whether they are in the military or not. The rate should include any discounts prior to receiving military fee assistance (i.e. multiple child discounts, employee discount, state and county child care fee assistance, etc.).