Financial Aid

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, 2021 to show intent.

Be sure to submit the application before February 1st even if you have not finalized your tax return yet. You will be able to log back in to update your application and upload required  supporting documents.

All supporting documents have to be uploaded as early as possible and no later than March 31st, 2021. 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

School and Student Services (SSS) – Resources for parents


BOURSES SCOLAIRES FRANCAISES

The French government awards scholarships to French nationals, three years and older, who demonstrate financial need. The timeline for 2021-2022 has not been published yet. To give you a rough idea of the deadlines, please find below the calendar for the 2020-2021 school year.

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 (epoulain@sdfrenchschool.org). 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


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.).

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

(858)456-2807 ext. 306 admissions@sdfrenchschool.org