How to Apply for Financial Aid

Madeira uses School and Student Services (SSS) to process financial aid applications. SSS is a service of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Based on the financial information you provide, SSS gives us an estimated amount your family can contribute to educational expenses. This helps us make fair and objective financial aid decisions. There are several steps to complete in order to be considered for financial aid at Madeira:

1. Beginning October 2017 go to sssbynais.org/parents

2. Click on the prompt to begin your Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). You only have to complete one PFS even if you have several children applying to several schools. You will create an account with a password, which will allow you to return to your PFS at a later date before submitting it. If you created an account last year, log in to that account and choose to fill out a PFS for 2017-2018 academic year. Complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) and submit a signed copy for the 2016 Federal Tax Return, including all schedules, W-2 and 1099 forms.

  • Returning families: The PFS and 2016 tax documents are due by December 15, 2017
  • New families: The PFS and 2016 tax documents are due by February 1, 2018

3. Submit a signed copy for the 2017 Federal Tax Return, including all schedules, W-2 and 1099 forms to SSS by April 15, 2018.  Financial aid awards are not considered final until all materials have been uploaded in the SSS portal.

4. A Separated or divorced parent who needs to claim full financial responsibility for their child must fill out a Parental/Custodial Statement

Information you may need:

  • School Name: The Madeira School
  • School Code: 4768
  • SSS support phone number:  1-800-344-8328
  • SSS support email:  sss@nais.org


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

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