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Affording Derryfield

Financial Aid

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The Financial Aid Application Process

All steps below must be completed by the following deadline:
February 1, 2019 for new and returning families

Step 1: Complete the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) online at http://sss.nais.org/parents/. The form for the 2019-20 school year will be available as of October 2, 2018. Please do not complete your PFS before this date. If you need assistance in completing your PFS, please call SSS at 800.344.8328. They are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Step 2: Upload to the SSS website or mail copies of the following documents: 2017 and 2018 Federal Income Tax Forms (1040 and all schedules), and your W-2 or 1099.
  • Business Owners: upload all forms filed, including, if applicable, form 1065, 1120S, or K-1.
  • Returning Families: If you uploaded your 2017 taxes to SSS last year, you do not need to upload them again unless you filed an extension or made revisions to your final submission.

Please see the sssbynais.org website for complete mailing instructions.
Step 3: (Optional) Provide a letter to the Financial Aid Committee explaining any special or unusual circumstances that affect your family's ability to contribute financially. Email your letter to financialaid@derryfield.org.

Philosophy and Guidelines

We recognize that the full cost of an independent education is beyond the means of many outstanding students and families. To this end, the need-based financial aid program at The Derryfield School is designed to help make a Derryfield education accessible to qualified students who could not otherwise afford the cost of attending. In the 2018-2019 school year, Derryfield is providing financial assistance to 28% of the student body, with awards that vary from 8% to 95% of tuition. The Derryfield School follows the guiding principles established by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) in that the responsibility of financing a private education rests primarily with the student's family. Derryfield remains committed to assisting families and enrolling a diverse and talented student body. Both admission and financial aid are open to students of any sex, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin. All financial data and subsequent proceedings with the School are strictly confidential; only members of the Financial Aid Committee have access to a family’s information.

Contact Information

Please call SSS at 800.344.8328 if you need assistance in completing the Parent Financial Statement (PFS) online.

Please call The Derryfield School Financial Aid Assistance Line at 603.669.4524, ext. 6202 or email financialaid@derryfield.org with questions specific to the school's process and policies.

This applies to both returning and new families.

The Derryfield School

2108 River Road, Manchester, NH 03104     p: 603.669.4524     f: 603.625.9715