Open Window’s Financial Aid Office consists of the CFO and Controller. These Financial Aid Officers determine a student’s eligibility for aid and the amount of the award based upon the family’s demonstrated need. All discussions and communications regarding the determination of eligibility for aid are kept strictly confidential. Financial aid application information is stored on the secure SSS website, which only the Financial Aid Officers have password protected access. Any information in hard copy form, or printed off of the SSS website, is kept locked in the Financial Aid Office and is only accessible to the Financial Aid Officers.
A student’s eligibility for admission is assessed separately from the financial aid process. In determining eligibility for admission, the Admissions Committee is not aware if a family has applied for financial aid.
Prior to determining eligibility for admission, only the Controller and the CFO are aware of who has applied for financial aid. Once financial aid awards are offered, student enrollment contracts and acceptance letters are amended to reflect financial aid awards. Students and families are never publically identified as financial aid recipients by the school.
In order for a family to be considered for financial aid for the next school year, they must apply by the deadline each year. The size of awards will continue to depend upon demonstrated need, the number of financial aid applicants, and dollars available.
Current families applying for financial aid must submit an Academic Enrollment and Tuition Contract and the required deposit by the re-enrollment deadline. In the event that the financial aid award is insufficient for re-enrollment, contact the Controller by the requested aid acceptance date and the paid tuition deposit will be refunded.
Submit the financial aid application materials by the financial aid deadline and return the Academic Enrollment and Tuition Contract and required deposit by the re-enrollment deadline. In the event that the financial aid award is insufficient for re-enrollment, contact the Controller by the requested aid acceptance date and the paid tuition deposit will be refunded.
Most financial aid awards are made in the spring following the Financial Aid Deadline. However, please contact Mary Kern, Controller, at email@example.com to find out if any aid remains available and review mid-year procedures before submitting financial aid application paperwork.
Financial aid at Open Window is determined by a family’s ability to meet educational expenses. It is the position of the school that divorced or separated parents retain the obligation to contribute to the education of their children unless one parent has legally been granted sole custody of the student and assumes all financial obligations for that child. The assets of both parents will be considered before making any award; the assertion that one parent has disclaimed responsibility, without legal authority, for educational expenses does not apply. If either parent has remarried, we will consider also the assets of the stepparent, always bearing in mind the obligation of that stepparent to his or her own natural children.
The income and assets of all parents and guardians who have never been married or who are separated or divorced will be used to determine the family’s need for aid.
Open Window School provides a challenging academic curriculum blended with nurturing support from teachers that prepares students for long-term success