TuItion & Financial Aid
Eligibility for Portsmouth Abbey School financial aid grants is based on demonstrated need, academic merit and the availability of funds. These funds are derived from income generated by gifts and bequests made specifically for this purpose, as well as from the operating income. This year 37% of our students were awarded over $4,200,000 in financial aid. These awards are renewed on a yearly basis; however, parents must complete the financial aid application annually.
Families who anticipate needing financial aid at any time during their child's career at Portsmouth Abbey must apply for aid at the time of the admissions application. It is not possible to consider requests for financial assistance after admission decisions are made. Financial aid is available primarily to United States citizens. International students are eligible to receive financial aid; however, Portsmouth Abbey has limited funds available for this purpose.
A. To apply for financial aid, the following must be submitted to School and Student Services (SSS) no later than January 31st:
•Parents' Financial Statement (PFS). Complete the PFS online.
•Signed copy of your family's 2016 federal tax return (1040), including all supporting schedules and forms.
•2016 W-2s and/or 1099s (if applicable)
•2017 W-2s and/or 1099s (if applicable)
•Non-US residents: submit official Income/Asset Verification Forms for 2016 such as foreign tax returns and/or wage statements.
The following must be submitted to SSS as soon as possible:
•Signed copy of your 2017 Federal Tax return, including all supporting schedules and forms.
•Non-US residents: submit official Income/Asset Verification Forms for 2017 such as foreign tax returns and/or wage statements.
Any award that is made prior to receiving the 2017 tax return or income verification forms is tentative. This documentation is required in order to make a final financial aid grant.
For divorced or separated families, a separate PFS must be submitted for each household.
Please be sure to list Portsmouth Abbey as a recipient of the Report of Family Contribution (RFC). Our school code is 5860.