Coronavirus-Related Tuition Assistance for 2020-21
Country Day and its families have always supported one another in times of need. A spirit of generosity and a willingness to help have long been defining features of our community. As a result of the COVID-19 global health crisis, work in many sectors has slowed, and some Country Day families have experienced significant financial impacts. Some families have also expressed uncertainty about their ability to meet tuition obligations for the 2020-21 school year. We empathize with our families experiencing this difficulty, and we are ready to help.
Although the 2020-21 tuition assistance application deadline has passed, Country Day recognizes the families may have new needs due to the pandemic. If you are experiencing significant economic hardship because of the pandemic, Country Day is committed to investing additional funds towards our Tuition Assistance program for the 2020-21 school year. We hope this will allow us to meet this moment and support those who need it most.
While the amount of the funds are limited, Country Day will work to the best of our ability to meet as much of the demonstrated need of eligible applicants as possible. We will provide this additional assistance to those most in need because we believe that your child’s education should not be compromised due to financial hardship. It is our hope that every family who desires to remain at Country Day is able to do so.
Families experiencing significant coronavirus-related financial impacts may apply for assistance. Examples of qualifying circumstances include:
- COVID-19-related job loss or wage reduction (including furloughs).
- Loss of income in the immediate or foreseeable future due to the pandemic.
- Increased expenses related to COVID-19.
Families who have already completed a 2020-21 SSS Parent Financial Statement, should complete the form included in our April 17 email to families. The original email can be accessed on our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources Board in CavNET.
Families who did not apply for tuition assistance for 2020-21, should fill out the Parent Financial Statement online via SSS by NAIS.
Families applying for additional or new tuition assistance related to COVID-19 should demonstrate their need by providing documentation, when possible, of a loss of job, loss of business, or loss of income affecting their ability to pay tuition. This documentation may take a variety of forms and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Documentation should be submitted to CFO Bill Petchauer via email to be reviewed by the Tuition Assistance Committee.
Since the current economy remains unsettled, we will be accepting COVID-19-related tuition assistance applications and will make awards for the 2020-21 school year on a rolling basis.
We know that your family is experiencing many different types of challenges, but ensuring your child’s education shouldn’t be one of them. We wish all our families good health and safety during the pandemic and are hopeful that an economic recovery is not far behind.
For questions about tuition assistance, please contact CFO Bill Petchauer.