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Demystifying Financial Aid: How to Afford Private School

Daren Worcester
Nov 17, 2023
64 minute video

Financial aid helps make private school education a reality for many students. It's also an admissions step often ripe with questions. Watch our presentation with NAIS Vice President for Access and Affordability Mark Mitchell to learn about:

  • The financial aid process, timeline, and documentation needed
  • Factors schools consider when determining aid awards
  • Apply for aid as divorced or separated parents
  • Whether applying for aid can impact admission decisions
  • Financial aid waiting lists
  • Reapplying for aid annually
  • Financial aid awards by school
  • Tuition assistant options
  • Financial aid for international students

The video below is organized into chapters so you can easily navigate to the segments that interest you the most.

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