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Affording Tabor

Common Financial Aid Questions

Click below for answers to your questions about financial aid:

List of 11 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. What is Tabor's code for SSS?

    Tabor Academy's SSS code is 7594.
  • Q. How do I apply for financial aid?

    To apply for financial aid you must complete the Parents Financial Statement (PFS) online at sss.nais.org.
    Plan ahead so the Parents' Financial Statement can be submitted to SSS by the February 1st deadline. Both NEW and RETURNING Tabor families should apply for financial aid online by visiting sss.nais.org/parents and completing the PFS. You will be given a username and password which will allow you to save information and return to the PFS before submitting it. 
     
    Families must also submit a signed copy of their most recent Federal Tax return (with all schedules) and W-2 forms to SSS by February 1. If you have not completed your current year tax return and you are a new student, please submit your most recently completed return.  If you own a business or farm, it is necessary to include a business/farm statement (found on the SSS website). All financial documentation (the 1040, W-2, and if applicable, the business/farm form) should be submitted online or sent to: SSS by NAIS, PO Box 449, Randolph, MA, 02368-0449. The phone number at SSS is (800)344.8328.
  • Q. Will applying for financial aid affect my child's chances of admission?

    Admission applications are read without regard for a family’s ability to pay. Only in the final phase is the selection process “need aware” as the Admission Committee weighs its decision, considering the student’s overall academic and personal strengths against available funds.

    Because we cannot provide aid to all of our qualified applicants, Tabor will wait-list an applicant who qualifies for financial aid if we do not have both financial aid and a place available. Once an applicant who qualifies for financial aid has been wait-listed, both a place and financial aid must become available before that applicant will be taken off the wait-list.
  • Q. How many students receive aid at Tabor?

    Approximately 36% of the student body is receiving some level of financial aid.
  • Q. What is the process of parents who are separated or divorced?

    Financial aid is based on ability to pay, and both parents are therefore expected to contribute to their child’s education and are asked to fill out financial aid forms. For special circumstances, contact the Director of Financial Aid at 508.291.8326.
  • Q. If I receive a financial aid award, will it be the same for each year I attend?

    New and returning students must apply for financial aid each year. Typically, returning students will receive at least the financial aid amount that was awarded for the first year, unless there has been a significant change in a family’s financial status.
  • Q. Does Tabor offer athletic scholarships?

    No. Financial awards are based on a family’s demonstrated need.
  • Q. Is it worth applying if I am not sure our family will receive aid?

    Family circumstances differ greatly and there are factors other than income that may affect award decisions. Tabor is committed to meeting the need of a broad spectrum of families.
  • Q. What expectatons does Tabor have regarding my family contribution?

    Sending your child to Tabor is a choice. While we do not want parents to experience economic hardship as a result of their child's enrollment, we do expect sacrifices to be made in order to maximize a contribution. For example, we assume that both able-bodied parents will work, unless they have a child at home not yet of school age. Otherwise, Tabor may impute income on the PFS.
  • Q. Can I appeal the size of my award?

    Yes. Write a letter (or email) to the Director of Financial Aid explaining your situation in as much detail as possible. We are willing to consider requests for adjustments, however, we have limited funds and need to be fair to all of our qualified applicants.
  • Q. Does Tabor offer payment plans?

    Yes, Tabor does offer payment plans. Please contact the Business Office for information regarding payment plans.

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