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How to Apply for Financial Aid

Our goal is to support exceptional students by making a Madeira education accessible and affordable for families regardless of their ability to pay. The Madeira School strongly encourages any family who feels they need financial assistance to apply for financial aid. 

We use the School and Student Services (SSS) to process financial aid applications. Based on the financial information you provide, SSS gives us an estimated amount your family can contribute to educational expenses. Learn more about the application process.

Divorced or Separated Parents

In the case of a divorce or separation, our policy is that both parents, regardless of any special arrangements that are made, are responsible for funding the cost of a Madeira education. We take into consideration the costs of maintaining two households but expect both parents to support their child’s education. Each parent must create their own PFS online account at www.solutionsbysss.com/parents/

In addition, if a parent is remarried at the time they are completing the financial aid application, the step-parent must also report their income and assets.

In special circumstances, a separated or divorced parent may claim full financial responsibility for their child. To do so, the parent must complete a Parental/Custodial Statement and have it verified by a third party. Please call our office for more information. 

Families who do not pay U.S. Taxes
  1. Letter(s) detailing salary and benefits should be emailed directly to kfotofili@madeira.org by your company’s human resources department. Letter(s) must be on official company letterhead.

 

International Students
  1. Complete your Parent’s Financial Statement
    • Use a currency converter
    • In lieu of a social security number, use “9999”
  2. In addition to your PFS, please complete the Financial Aid Profile for International Students and upload it to your family portal.
  3. Letter(s) detailing salary and benefits should be emailed directly to kfotofili@madeira.org by your company’s human resources department. Letter(s) must be on official company letterhead.

Learn more about Financial Aid at Madeira by listening to our Webinar:

Counting the Costs: An Introduction to Financial Aid for Private and Independent Schools