Financial Assistance

The cost of a Southampton Academy education can be prohibitive for many families. Limited financial assistance funds are both budgeted and received from local grant agencies to support the enrollment of mission-appropriate students and families. Students on financial assistance should demonstrate the highest regard for school mission and values and contribute positively to the community and culture of the school. Families may be declined financial assistance if parents or students demonstrate disregard for the well-being of the institution.

Third Party Analysis

Families must complete applications online at School and Student Services. Only one Parents Financial Statement is required per family.  The parents’ most recent tax returns must be provided to SSS for verification of income before SA will consider a request for financial assistance. SSS will determine when a family qualifies for a fee waiver and will automatically grant it.

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Award Notification

The SSS application code number for Southampton Academy is 7419.  The SSS call center helpline for families is 800-344-8328.  Deadline for current families is April 18, 2022. New families receive financial assistance on a first-come, first-served basis after the returning family deadline.

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Confidentiality

The Academy—not SSS—determines awards of financial assistance based upon parents’ needs, current and projected enrollment, funds available, and other school-related financial factors. Personal financial information provided to SA is treated confidentially—seen only by the Head of School and the Business Manager. Parents may offer the Head of School (in writing) additional information about special financial circumstances or needs.

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Renewal

Families’ financial assistance and/or students’ scholarships (merit-based scholarships are primarily for Middle and Upper School student) are not automatically renewed.  If applicable, a new application is required annually.

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What else?

Visit the School and Student Services Family Resource Center to learn more about the analysis process.