Investing in a Rutgers Prep education is a major commitment on the part of the family and should be given thoughtful consideration. Any family may request information regarding financial aid. Rutgers Preparatory School’s financial aid program enables the school to assist qualified students whose families could not otherwise afford an independent school education. Financial aid is awarded and reviewed annually, and is based on demonstrated financial need. Through this approach, Rutgers Prep is able to enroll a diverse and exciting student body.
Financial aid is awarded on the basis of need, which is the difference between a family’s resources and the school’s tuition fee. Rutgers Prep follows the guidelines established by the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS), an organization that provides schools with sound information to help make financial aid awards fairly and equitably on the basis of need. All families who feel they may qualify are encouraged to apply for aid by filing a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) with SSS and submitting copies of the previous years' filed Federal Income Tax forms. Rutgers Prep offers no scholarships or awards for students based strictly on academic, artistic, or athletic talent. Financial aid decisions rest with the Financial Aid Committee.
Financial aid decisions are made independently of other school functions and do not adversely affect a student’s chances for admission or continuation at the school. While the financial aid decision and admission decision are independent of one another, applications for financial aid will not be addressed until after a student’s application for admission has been considered. It is therefore important for families to meet certain deadlines when applying for financial aid. Please note that a family submitting a late or incomplete application for financial aid is in jeopardy of excluding itself from aid for that year.