Admission
Affording Derryfield

Financial Aid

Come to Derryfield to be transformed. Your passions will guide the change.

Upcoming Events

List of 3 events.

  • Apr
    13

    Spring Concert

  • May
    4

    Admission Open House

    Would your family like to find out how Derryfield students are discovering their passions for learning, the arts, athletics, and service right here near home?  

    Please join us! 
    This informative evening program features the following:
    * Student and Faculty Q&A Panel 
    * Student-led tours of campus 
    * Light refreshments 

    This program will give your family an insight into Derryfield's extensive academic and extracurricular program offerings, as well as provide admission process information for students exploring this option for the fall of 2018 and beyond.  We also encourage families considering entering in the fall of 2017 to come learn about our rolling admission process.  This is your chance to explore and ask, ask, ask!

    The program begins in the Lockwood Lyceum.  Parking is available in the Middle School and Upper School parking lots.  Please arrive by 5:45 to register.  Siblings, other family members. and friends are welcome to attend!
    Location: Lockwood Lyceum
  • May
    19

    Upper School Play

    The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
    Location: Performing Arts Auditorium
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The Financial Aid Application Process

All steps below must be completed by the following deadline:
 
February 1, 2017 for new and returning families

Step 1: Complete the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) online at http://sss.nais.org/parents/. The form for the 2017-18 school year will be available as of October 24, 2016. 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 SSS website or mail copies of your 2015 and 2016 Federal Income Tax Forms (1040 and all schedules), your W-2, and other forms filed by you or your business to SSS.  While we appreciate the effort to have your taxes uploaded by February 1, you may have a few extra days and file the taxes as late as February 6, 2017.

Returning Families: If you uploaded your 2015 taxes to SSS last year, then you do not need re-send them unless you filed an extension and/or made revisions to your final submission.

PLEASE DO NOT MAIL FORMS TO THE DERRYFIELD FINANCIAL AID OFFICE. ONLY PROVIDE DOCUMENTS DIRECTLY TO SSS.

SSS by NAIS
PO Box 449
Randolph, MA 02368

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. 

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 2016-2017 school year, Derryfield is providing financial assistance to 26% 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