What happens if I cannot meet the suggested deadlines (e.g. tax return extensions, non-cooperation from one parent)?
We start making awards in early March. It is to your advantage to apply for admission and to apply for tuition assistance as soon in the process timeline as possible.
How much tuition assistance can be awarded?
Randolph makes every effort to meet a family’s need for tuition assistance as determined by SSS and our internal review process.
Where does the money come from?
Because even full tuition payments do not cover the total cost of educating a Randolph student, the School depends on additional revenues besides tuition to deliver its program. These revenues include designated fees, fundraising efforts such as the Randolph Fund and Under the Christmas Tree, and draws on endowment asset income. Students receiving tuition assistance grants depend on these non-tuition revenues to a greater extent than students who do not receive such grants, but all Randolph students depend on them in part.
Is there any preference given to any special group?
Priority is given to current families first and then new families.
What does tuition assistance cover? Tuition assistance grants cover tuition, whole class trips, and required fees as referenced in the fee schedule. Uniforms, extracurricular activities, after-school care and lunches are not covered by tuition assistance.
Does a tuition assistance award affect athletic eligibility?
A student-athlete entering grades 8-12 who receives a tuition assistance award in any amount is ineligible to compete during his or her first year at Randolph. According to the AHSAA 2017-18 handbook:
Rule VI, Administration, Section 7. Financial Aid.A student that transfers to a member school and receives any financial aid shall remain ineligible at that school for one year. Note: First time 7th grader that transfers to a new school is not subject to this rule. A 7th grader who transfers after the start of the school year is subject to this rule.
Important Dates to Remember:
October 2, 2017 – The School and Student Services (SSS) on-line application is available.
February 15, 2018 – Suggested deadline to submit Parents’ Financial Statements due to SSS.
February 15, 2018 – Suggested deadline to upload tax records and IRS Form 4506 (signed and dated – no payment required, just the copy).
March 1, 2018 – Randolph will begin notification of awards to families.