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Tuition Assistance


The primary objective of Harbor Country Day School’s Tuition Assistance Program is to provide tuition relief to families in need who have children meeting the school’s academic admissions criteria, but who are unable to afford full tuition for a particular school year.

Tuition assistance awards are granted for tuition only and are based on need for the upcoming academic year in accordance with the school’s tuition assistance budget. Harbor utilizes the School and Student Services (SSS) website by the National Association of Independent School (NAIS), an impartial, third-party service in its Tuition Assistance Program.

The Qualification Process

Kindergarten through 8th Grade families wishing to apply for tuition assistance must complete and file the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) with the SSS, and submit a copy of all required tax documents in early February. The SSS provides an objective calculation of a family’s ability to pay their child’s tuition to Harbor’s Tuition Assistance Committee. The committee reviews the SSS report and supporting documentation and makes an informed decision. Applications, all other paperwork submitted, and tuition assistance awards are kept in strict confidence. Applications for tuition assistance received after the deadline, will only be considered if additional tuition assistance funds are available. Tuition assistance is not a consideration in determining a student’s eligibility for admission.

For further information on Harbor’s Tuition Assistance Program, policy, or process, please contact the Admission Office at (631) 584-5555 or online at