Co-ed junior boarding and day school for students in grades pre-kindergarten through nine
Tuition & Financial Aid
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Financial Aid Policies and Procedures
Indian Mountain School awards financial aid to families based on the demonstrated need of the family and the availability of school funds.
Financial aid awards follow the guidelines set forth by the SSS (School and Student Service for Financial Aid) in Princeton, New Jersey. This service provides schools with information and guidelines for making equitable financial aid awards on the basis of need. Many things are considered during this application process. Among them are your income and assets, your number of dependents, your age and the age of your partner, and the number of your children attending tuition-charging institutions. Allowances are made for living expenses, taxes, medical costs, and certain unusual expenses and debts.
The Report of Family Contribution, provided by SSS, is used as a guide by Indian Mountain School’s Financial Aid Committee to make an appropriate award. Though our commitment to aid is significant, our resources lessen as awards are made and accepted. Consequently, it is imperative that your financial information is completed and submitted promptly.
Financial aid requests are reviewed only by the Financial Aid Committee and kept in the strictest of confidence. The information submitted is not part of the student’s permanent school file. Financial aid decisions will be made independently of admissions decisions.
Financial aid awards are made annually, and returning students must reapply each year. Each financial aid recipient is expected to perform academically at a level commensurate with his or her ability and to adhere to the School’s standards of personal conduct.
Applying for Financial Aid
In January, financial aid procedural reminders are sent from Indian Mountain School’s Financial Aid office to the families of:
Returning students currently receiving financial assistance
New students who have indicated a request for financial aid on the application for admissions
Complete the PFS and submit the document to SSS in Princeton by January 31. You can also complete the PFS online at http://sssbynais.org/parents/.
The school also requires a copy of your 2016 federal tax Form 1040, along with W-2's.
In the case of divorced or separated parents, both parents must file the PFS form. Because tuition assistance awards are based on a family’s ability to pay, the income and resources of both parents must be considered.
In the case of unmarried domestic partners who live in and contribute to the same household, both must complete the PFS jointly or independently of each other.
Indian Mountain School’s code is 4078.
If current tax return figures are not available, please estimate. Awards will not be made before receiving a copy of your current tax return, including schedules.
If applying for financial aid for more than one child in independent schools, file only one PFS.
Ruth joined the admissions team of IMS in 2001. In addition to her work in the admissions office, she is also the Travel Coordinator for the Residential Life Department. When not in the office, Ruth enjoys hiking with her dogs, playing tennis, reading, and traveling.
Melissa graduated from Marist College with a B.S. in Accounting in 1988. After graduation, she worked in public accounting for five years, and earned her CPA certificate in 1991. Upon certification, she moved into the private sector, working within the cable industry, retail mall management, and then with a Lakeville, CT based racing/driving school. Melissa joined Indian Mountain School with nineteen years of prior accounting/finance experience. She and her husband Brian reside in Salisbury with their Australian Cattle Dog Ringo.