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Thank you for considering a LaGrange Academy education for your family. For most families, investing in an independent school education requires careful financial planning. As you will learn through the admissions process, families find great value in the LaGrange Academy educational experience and the distinctive way in which we prepare our students for the future.
As a school, we seek to admit talented and motivated students, regardless of family resources. Central to preparing our students for this world is creating a socioeconomically diverse academic community. In fact, research has proven that a diverse environment leads to better learning outcomes for all students. Therefore, families who feel the full tuition cost is out of their reach should not hesitate to visit or apply to the school. We are here to help you determine the best options for your family with this very important educational investment.
For those that qualify, financial aid is available to help with the cost of tuition.
LaGrange Academy is committed to enrolling a diverse and talented student body. We strive to make this educational experience accessible and affordable to all families regardless of their socio-economic status. A family paying full tuition does not need to undertake the steps described in this section. The following explains the process for determining the financial assistance available for those families who feel it may be appropriate for them.
In order to assess what a family can afford for educational costs, LaGrange Academy uses SSS by NAIS as an objective and independent third party. SSS by NAIS calculations is the baseline for our indexed tuition determinations, but we also take into consideration our school’s policies and the resources available for returning families as well as applicant families.
LaGrange Academy cannot make a tuition financial assistance determination until an application is complete and on file. Notification of determinations will be released on the same schedule as admission decision letters. Although decisions about admission and financial assistance are made at the same time, the two processes are separate. All of the financial information families provide us will be held in strict confidence and will NOT be shared with anyone outside of the Financial Aid Committee.
Complete the SSS application form online and pay the $55.00 processing fee at https://sssandtadsfa.force.com/familyportal on NAIS’s secure website. After applying, please mail, fax, or drop off the required forms including a complete 1040 tax return and W-2 statement. Based on the submitted application SSS makes a recommendation to the Financial Aid Committee. Parents are notified of their tuition financial assistance decision by mail and/or email. The decision is held in the strictest confidence by the committee.