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Financial Aid for Private Schools

Private schools are an attractive option for some students. However, they can be as expensive as college, with annual tuitions in the tens of thousands of dollars. Financial aid for students attending private schools is scarce but not impossible to acquire.

Best Source of Information

Perhaps the best source of information lies with the financial aid officers at the individual schools you're considering. The schools themselves are the primary source for aid. The school will also know about any private scholarships received by their students in the past.

Understand that each school may offer different strategies and may have different policies. It is important to ask each school about the specifics of their various options and to see how these fit within your financial planning.

If your decision to send your child to a private school depends on getting financial help, it pays to apply for aid at more than one school.

Finally, be sure to ask around your community. Many civic and religious groups provide scholarships.

Determining Eligibility

To determine your family's eligibility, you will have to fill out an application for financial aid. You can get this form from the school's financial aid officer.

Most schools use the Parent's Financial Statement (PFS) from the School and Student Service for Financial Aid by NAIS. Other popular financial aid services are offered by TADS, FACTS Tuition Management Company, SMART Tuition Management Services, and Private School Aid Service.

The amount of aid a family receives may vary considerably from school to school. The size of its endowment, its tuition costs, and its philosophy of awarding aid affect how much a school offers.

Grants

Schools award financial aid grants based upon the financial need of a family.

These grants do not need to be paid back and are used to offset tuition costs. The money for these grants comes directly from the school's budget and demonstrates the school's commitment to having a socio-economically diverse student population.

Merit Awards

While most schools offer need-based aid, some schools offer special scholarships based on criteria other than economic circumstances. Examples of non-need-based awards are merit scholarships and sibling discounts.

Merit awards are usually given for achievement or potential achievement in a particular area. Merit scholarships can be driven by academics, athletics, or some other talent.

Sibling discounts are a lesser-used option and depend upon the number of children enrolled within the same school. These discounts may not be very large but be sure to see if the schools you are considering offer such a program.

Avoiding the Most Common Mistakes

The most common error that applicants make is submitting an incomplete or illegible application. All financial aid packages include a checklist of items that must be included (i.e., tax returns, W-2's, non-taxable income documentation) for an application to be reviewed. Print clearly and neatly with a black or dark ballpoint pen to avoid processing delays.

It is also very important to note the deadline established by your school for submitting financial aid applications. Late applications can lead to reduced aid as many schools operate on a first come, first served basis.

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  • Dear Sir / Madam I am running a registered privite school in Chak Jumrah ( Pakistan) for many years.We give free education to poor and needy children.The people who cannot afford to educate their children,we welcome them in our school to educate their children.We provide free books and uniforms to poor and needy children.We also give gifts to children on Christmas.We donot take any fees from poor children.We give salary to teachers from our pocket.In the beginning the students were not in large number, but now they are in a large number.Now we are finding difficulty to bear expanses of children.So we request you that please give grant to our school so that we could keep running our school.As long as we could help the poor and needy children,we were doing this from the grace of God.The poor and needy children will be very happy with your support.They will pray for you.From your aid they could get good education and they will be good human being in the society.Waiting for your response. Best Regards Mrs Nargis Alphonse Mrs Nargis Alphonse, November 24, 2008 9:18 AM

  • I am lookiing for free grant and scholarships to develop my school for the poor children in India. I am running it now overwhelming response from the poor parents. I have to construct the building. I have purchased the land. Hence kindly help me to serve the needy. Dr. Saroja U. Desai, January 30, 2009 3:22 AM

  • Dear Sir / Madam I am running a registered privite school in Mithi District Tharparkar sindh ( Pakistan) for many years. I am also master trainer of the district , i trained almost 100s of teachers in the district due to lake of financial support I can not pay handsome amount to the teachers for salaries. Also I give free education to poor and needy children. The people who cannot afford to educate their children,we welcome them in our school to educate their children. I provide free books to needy children. So I request you that please give grant to our school so that we could keep running our school. As long as we could help the poor and needy children, I am doing this from the grace of God. The poor and needy children will be very happy with your support. They will pray for you.From your aid they could get good education Waiting for your positive response. Best Regards Mrs Kamla Poonam. Deep Academy Mithi. Deep.academy.mithi@gmail.com Kamla Poonam Goswami, March 27, 2009 8:18 AM

  • I am trying to find financial aid so that my daughter can attend farragut academy for 2009 school year. I am a single parent that recieved court ordered custody of my step daugther and we recieve no support from her mom or dad. I want her to have a great education. Sheila Millard, May 31, 2009 10:44 AM

  • I am trying to find financial aid other than from my desired school my family will not be able to afford tuition without makeing drastic changes. If you know of anyone i could talk to or a company that help or somthing that would be great. The school is Cretin Durham Hall Luciano, June 4, 2009 3:24 PM

  • I am a single mom of a gifted daughter who is trying to find funding for a private school in Volusia County, Florida. She has not been challenged in the public school system, and we desperately desire for her to be in a better academic environment. As a disabled mom, I am living on a small fixed income, and have no financial support from family. Since she was three, she has planned on graduating from Harvard medical school and becoming an anesthesiologist. She would greatly benefit from a mentor in the medical field. Merry, July 5, 2009 5:37 PM

  • I am a single mom living on a single income who has a 16 year old son that would like to attend HMA (Hargrave Military Academy),in Chatham Virigina starting this fall. Can you direct me to any resources, grants, scholarships etc. that help aid single parents for such a request as the one I have shared? This would allow an opportunity for my son to receive the education, structure and success that he needs while maturing into a great young man. I would appreciate any advice or input that you can share. Have a great day, Kim, July 19, 2009 11:31 PM

  • Need grant for five year old son to go attend privite school Tommy Maddox, August 8, 2009 8:07 AM

  • I need to find fiancial aid for my 3 grandchildren to attend a private elementary and high school in North Alabama. How can you help direct me? LINDA GREEN, August 8, 2009 1:52 PM

  • I am looking for a grant to assist me in sending my daughter to private school in connecticut nichole davis, August 12, 2009 2:10 PM

  • I am a mother of three and i'm low income , I have looked for sources to help me get my 4 year old son in a private school bt have not found what I need. I hope that you can help me and direct me to the right place. Thanks! kelly mora, August 12, 2009 6:15 PM

  • I'm a mother of three my two yougest daughters are in catholic school for five it's been hard but I did it this year I've lost my job I had to move I've applied for disbilty I have ms. I just need a help getting them back to school. I have to reregiter and pay Septembers tution loving mom and willing to ask for help for my future. Thank you Caroll Cabeche, August 22, 2009 6:49 PM

  • Hello, im a single mother of a 4 year old little girl and im desperate looking for her to go to a good christian private school in my area but i don't have the money to do that, could you please help me or guide me to where i could get the help, i just want what's best for her, thank you. Samara, September 4, 2009 3:23 PM

  • I'm looking for financial aid for my son who is 14 years old who attend Camaden Military Academy. We tried public school for 8 yrs. my son was just losted in the class room. I'm looking for a grant are any type of aid so that he can continue his education at Camaden. thanks cindy Charles, September 8, 2009 7:22 PM

  • My 2 daughter have been attending The Waldorf School of Garden City for 8 years. Due to illness and a struggling economy I have had to take them out. They are in publice school and are so unhappy. I am trying to find a grant or scholarship to enable them to return to The waldorf School. Jennifer, September 11, 2009 1:52 PM

  • MY DAUGHTER IS CURRENTLY ATTENDS A CATHOLIC SCHOOL,IN THE 6TH GRADE.WE WANT HER TO ATTEND A CATHOLIC PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL IS THER HELP OUT THERE FOR THIS??? IM A SINGLE MOTHER WHO WONT BE ABLE TO AFFORD HIGH SCHOOL?? I DONT HAVE ANY IDEA WHERE TO START TO LOOK FOR HELP, PLEASE HELP THANKS FANNIE WELSH, September 13, 2009 5:21 PM

  • I have a 25 month old son who can read and/or recognize individual words. I'm doing my research early for a pre-K3 private school for next year 2010-11. I'm in search of financial aid or a merit/ability based scholarship. Currently, I'm creating a video diary to show proof of his abilities. If needed, a face-to-face demonstration with the admissions director will suffice. I'm located in the Arlington (Dallas/Fort Worth, TX) area. Thank you. Derrick M, September 16, 2009 2:35 PM

  • I have an adopted son from Guatemala and he is currently enrolled at Omni Montessori School in Charlotte NC (k5). I am working three jobs but need financial assistance in the amount of $ 6,300.00 to cover his tuition for 09 school year. Is there any help out there for this, I don't make enough money to pay and right now the school is letting him stay until I can find some sort of help. Michael Oller, September 23, 2009 11:37 AM

  • I am a single mother, supporting my two children, and working on my degree at the same time. My daughter is in her second year of college. I have a son who is 9th grade and is very gifted in the arts and intellectually. I found the perfect boarding school for him, but I am unable to come up with the tuition they are asking for. The have room available for the Jan. session, but no financial aid until next fall. I am searching for financial aid or a scholarship that will help us with the tuition. I will appreciate any information or advice on this matter. Thank you . Gwendolyn Rose, September 25, 2009 1:28 PM

  • Hi, I am Mr. Tshering Nidup father of five children, my elder child had admitted in University of Science and Technology Chhitagong, Bangladesh (1st year MBBS course)Second elder child studying at Yangchenphu Secondary High School in XIth Standard, 3rd and 4th child studying in Rinchen Kuenphen Primery School and the 5th child in nurssery private school. I am seeking for financial assistant for to admit 2nd child in Wood Stock School and 3rd child in St.Teresa's Girld High School and 4th child in St.paul's School/in St. Joeph's School Northpoint Darjeeling, India. So I am in need of International Financial Assistance to finance my above child education. If any one willing to assist kindly contact me at e-mail address:tnidup@rma.org.bt Thanks. T. Nidup Bhutan Tshering Nidup, September 25, 2009 9:53 PM

  • I am a single mother in a city school district rapidly growing it's gang members. My son recieved a letter of invitation from a Private College Prep High School. These letters do not go out to just any student, and I do not want my child to miss out on a higher education because I can not afford it. I need help in supporting a 4yr tuition. Please help me find scholarships, grants, or any other means of financial aid. Thank you Mia, October 6, 2009 11:02 AM

  • am a young lady at the age of 24 yrs and i have been attending this private high school in ghana, and i need grant to assit me, cos am really into education and there is no help be'cos my mom is dead and my dad is also an old man at the age of 100 yrs so please someone should help me.. Angela, October 28, 2009 4:34 PM

  • I am a grandmother who has custody of my three granddaughters. My oldest granddaughter would like to attend Delasalle High School in Chicago, Illinois. This school would give my grandaughter the ability to be included in on a higher education. I need help in supporting a 4yr. tuition. Please help me find scholorships, grants, or any other means of financial aid thank you Karen Lewis, November 4, 2009 6:05 PM

  • I am a very driven 15 year old boy who wants to go to the International Junior Golf Academy in Hilton Head South Carolina. My family cant afford it, can you please tell me if there are any scholarships that would benefit me. George, November 14, 2009 7:43 PM

  • I am a single mother. I have an 8 year old daughter who has ADHD and I have found the perfect school for her. She is not getting the attention or patience that she needs in a public school. She is extremely intelligent but needs individualized attention. I have found the Oakland Private School in VA to be a perfect fir for her but I will require financial assistance in the form of grants, scholarships and any other means of financial help. I would most definitely appreciate any and all help that you can assist me with. Thank you very much. Anne Jernigan, November 15, 2009 3:23 AM

  • I'm looking for a grant to help me send my daugther to a cathlic high school. Her Father die when she was ten in a car crash. so its me just trying to give her the best Thomasine R Ponzo Duckett, November 24, 2009 6:52 AM

  • My son currently goes to a perochial preschool. He is currently in Pre-K, but the price from Pre-K to Kindergarten jumps incredibly. My husband and I will not be able to afford the increase. Please let me know if there is anything that you can do to help. It would be greatly appreciated. Anne-Randolph Alewine, January 5, 2010 8:27 AM

  • I AM LOOKING TOFINE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR DAUGHTER SHE IS IN THE 10TH GRADE AND WE HAVE FALLING BEHINE ON THE PAYMENTS CAN ANY BODY OUT THERE TELL ME WERE I CAN GET HELP I AM NOT WORKING RIGHT NOW BUT MY IS AND SHE IS A TOP OF HER CLASS IF WE DO NOT GET HELP THEY WILL NOT LET HER COME BACK NEXT YEAR THANK YOU ITS A CATHOIC SCHOOL Steve, January 14, 2010 8:03 AM

  • I am looking for help for my daughter to attend a private high school.I also have 1 going to college How can I TELL HER NO. maryann, January 18, 2010 3:47 PM

  • My 2 children (boy 5 & girl 7), are presently at a private school in the UK where we live. The father and I are separated and heading for inevitable divorce. I desparatly need financial help for my children to continue at this school. Since they have been in this school, they are so happy, confident and heading for success which I so much want for them. I know how defastating it will be for them to go into the public schools. I am not saying that the education is bad in those schools, but, the private school is providing them not just with academic knowledge, but the whole culture of the school is having amazing effects on them.I am so afraid for them to deal with parents divorce and loose the only school that seems to give them a real boost in their growing.I will be so grateful if someone out there can help me to educate them through this school.I am not in a position to get a loan to pay for the fees, but if I can even get 50% help, I will work hard to meet the other 50%.I am committed to empowering my children to maximise their best potential. I know they both have great potential to be someone in the society. They both want to be doctors, so I need this extra help to help them shape their dreams.If anyone out there would like to help, I will be so grateful. If I need to meet someone in person with the childre, I will be happy to arrange. All information about me will be diclose for a potential financial assistant.Thank you somebody out there. ntsoaki mosoeunyane, January 21, 2010 3:11 PM

  • I am a Principal of kids' kinder garten. I need some financial help for my kids' computer learning or some computer so that they can learning the computer practically. Is there any body who can help me with finance? Firoz Hossain Firoz Hossain, January 31, 2010 10:04 AM

  • I am a single father with a 3 1/2 year old daughter in the Central New Jersey area and I am desparately trying to get my daughter in a private elementary school however I really just can't afford it. I am seeking financial help at this time. I don't want my daughter to be left behind. Breone Christie, February 3, 2010 5:02 AM

  • I have two special needs children who I am needing some assistance in paying for private school. After medical expenses, there is not enough room on a single income for tuition and in two years a third tuition. brandy owen, April 5, 2010 2:19 PM

  • I am writing to aquire information and help via grant for my grandson. He is a bright child and full of wonder. He is only two years old but already shows great talents and intellect beyond his years. My daughter is a struggling student, aspiring to become an RN. She has at least another 3 to 4 years of school before reaching her goal. I so want my grandson to enter the Dallas International School when he becomes of age (3 Years old for pre-k). The tuition will be 10K per year. By the grace of God I know that somehow we will find the financial help that it needed, to send him to this school. Melody Bock, April 7, 2010 9:44 AM

  • I am a mother of 3 boys (2 are special needs) that go to private school. We have recently become a one income family and now owe a huge tuition bill. The school will not let my 6yr old do his kindergarten graduation if we don't pay. Can anyone tell me how to get some help? Charlotte, April 12, 2010 11:37 AM

  • Charlotte, Thanks for reading and posting a comment. Sorry to hear about your situation. I'll offer the best directions we know regarding school financing, scholarships and financial aid. I suspect that you've been through more than I can offer but I'll refer you our standard suggestions. Take a look at our post in this blog titled, "Boarding School Waiting List & Financial Aid Questions." Again, you might have been though most or all of these processes. More than anything else, open a dialog with the school. Ask them to work with you and be willing to work with them. Ask them if you can volunteer time at the school- make a labor contribution to reduce the bill. You might also ask the school if they know of any local financial support available to families. There's no perfect solution but the most important step is keeping the communication open. B Fisher, April 12, 2010 1:26 PM

  • I am a single mother who is looking for assisants with financial aid to send my daughter to private school in Savannah, Ga. latoya lawson, April 23, 2010 4:54 PM

  • I am a Principal of kids' kinder garten. I need some financial help for my kids' computer learning or some computer so that they can learning the computer practically. Is there any body who can help me with finance? Faith Amoit Anonymous, May 3, 2010 12:22 PM

  • Desperately seeking help for my 5 year old to go to The Branch School in 3 months and I have had a accident and I am now in a wheel chair paralyzed from the waste down. He is as smart as my 17 year old boy and was also in a private school when I was able to work. I would love him to have the same opportunity. Seeking grants or financial grants.. thank you so much. Kelly Hamilton, May 5, 2010 5:21 PM

  • I am a single mom desperately seeking help for my 5 year old to go to The Branch School in 3 months and I have had a accident and I am now in a wheel chair paralyzed from the waste down. He is as smart as my 17 year old boy and was also in a private school when I was able to work. I would love him to have the same opportunity. Seeking grants or financial grants.. thank you so much. Kelly Kelly Hamilton, May 5, 2010 5:25 PM

  • I RECENTLY LOSS MY JOB AND UNABLE TO MAKE DAUGHTER'S LAST PAYMENT FOR THIS PRIVATE SCHOOL. ARE THERE ANY EMERGENCY FUNDS FOR SINGLE PARENTS THAT I CAN APPLY FOR? tonya burns, May 16, 2010 7:19 AM

  • Hello, I am a single mother of a 9 year old little girl. She was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 5, and I just got her reevaluated. Ahe is still diagnosed with ADHD, but she has also been diagnosed with a form of depression known as Dysthymic disorder. I have not been given her full diagnosis yet, but I should hae it next week. She is having a very hard time in public school, and I feel like I need to do something new to help her succeed. Is there any kind of grants or scholarships that could help me with her disabilities? Thank you for your help in advance. Jaline McMillan, May 16, 2010 9:16 PM

  • I have four children that attend a very good private school. I was laid off from my job last year. I am looking for some financial assistance so that my children can continue to attend private school in North Carolina. Thank you. Tara, May 27, 2010 8:35 PM

  • Hi, I have a set of twins who has Autism and a daughter who does not, but being in public school they want to label her the same. She has had some struggles but working with my boys she has been neglected because of the extra attention that they need. i tried home schooling and it was to much for me. I want to put her in private school in a smaller setting to get her the help she need, she is a very sweet little girl she is 11 now and sometimes she does not understand about her brothers. It's time for her to get the help she need. My husband Has been laid off since March of last year and I am out of work. Can you or someone please help me! We live in NC. Thank You in advance. Pamel White, June 3, 2010 10:15 AM

  • My daughter needs to get back on track. She is very outgoing and smart, but public school has made it very hard for her to survive around the various groups of children. I am a single parent and very sickly. I want my 15 year old daughter to get back on track and the only way I feel this can happen is with her being in private school. We live in Savannah, Ga and my child attends Beach High School, she continues to have peer issues and gets put out and now she is expelled. If taken out of her comort zone, I eel she will thrive and excel beyond her means. Why she still have a chance, please help me help my daughter. Mary Dixon, June 6, 2010 6:39 AM

  • I am a single mom with a 11 year old daughter who is just about to attend 6th grade and really need for her to attend private school the schools in our neighborhood aren't really good and well I am very much concern with her education. I really would like to apply to see if I qualify but cannot even afford to pay the $22.00 $25.00 application fee that is needed to find out if we qualify. I am currently working and I know my job will be relocating to another state soon, just don't know when and therefore do not know what is going to happen, but I do know that I would love to have my daughter attend a better school . Can you please direct me to where I can go and inquire on obtaining more info if any information does exist I would be for ever grateful. Thank you very much for your time. Hermida Melendez, June 12, 2010 8:05 AM

  • Hi, is it possible that, say I have full financial aid, does that include travel to school, if you are unable to pay for it. And i mean the initial trip, when you go in September Tiffany, June 23, 2010 1:58 PM

  • I need help for my daughter that is going to private catholic school, I am a single parent. my daughter can only do catholic shool please help me Anonymous, July 20, 2010 1:38 PM

  • I can no longer afford Palm Beach Day Accady in wpb Flordia. My mom was diagnosed wih sage four Ovaian cancer/ She was babysitter and shared the cost of living with me. Now Im paying all bills,paying for child care, helping my mom with and Im a single Parent. Im Lookinfor a grant so can finish this great school he stared/ Thanks for your help and time. Lisa Arnold lisa, July 20, 2010 3:51 PM

  • I am a single mom on disability and child support. I have homeschoooled my children all of their life. I am no longer finacially able to continue. It looks as if I would qualify for the for the Step up program, financialy, but I do not qualify since they have never been in public school. Is there any other help available. My oldest daughter will graduate this year, my son will continue in the 9th grade. Please, help us if you can. I appreciate any information you can give me. Sincerely, T. Denmark teresa denmark, August 3, 2010 10:54 AM

  • i would like to send my 5 year old daughter to private school and i need help with the rest of the titution please help me i want best for my daughter. Thank you Ellean Barrett, August 13, 2010 5:36 PM

  • Can someone tell me where i can get help with my daughters tuition for christian private school ($300 a month) i have 5 other children they attend public school are all gifted and talented my daughter was diagnosed with having adhd she gets picked on every day she is in the 10th grade and she is a very loving and sweet girl and i love her to death but shes not happy at her public school there are gangsters and alot of filthy language i dont want her exposed to that recently she was suspended for 3 days because a girl wanted to fight her and my daughter told her that she was not scared of her the security guards made the report and they said that she had provoked the other girl by saying that, so they suspended her, in the report they said that my daughter was respectful to them while the other girl had pushed one of them all of her teachers said that it was unfair that she got suspended (first time) that they knew it wasnt her fault so this is why i want to put her in a private school but i cannot afford it thank you. bella, December 8, 2010 1:32 PM

  • I need help finding aid for my daughter to attend private high school in ct. she was accepted to the school but denyed financial aid. My husband is out of work and the public school is not allowing my child to reach her full potential. I need help. Barb Gaines, December 11, 2010 11:53 PM

  • I would like for my daughter to attend a private parochial high school next year. I am a single mom and would like to find grants to help pay the tuition. Where can I look? Any ideas? I've tried the school and the internet. I just keep going in circles. HELP please. Cathy, January 4, 2011 12:23 PM

  • I am trying to find a financial grant for my child whom has ts and adhd to attend a private school in new life christan academy in woodlawn virginia, please help rose, January 4, 2011 8:20 PM

  • I have a 5 year old daughter who really needs 2 go to a private school. but I neeed financial aid. I am confinde to a wheelchair I have cellubelluar ataxia. I live in east saint louis,Il and Ihate the school district 189 its so corrupted...........I need help, PLEASE!!!! DeKearra Cotton, January 5, 2011 7:16 PM

  • Dear Sir / Madam I am G.Secretary Mehran Welfare Society daulatpur District Shaheed Benazirabad I am running a registered privite school in Daulatpur District Shaheed Benazirabad sindh ( Pakistan) for 2000 .We give free education to poor and needy children.The people who cannot afford to educate their children,we welcome them in our school to educate their children.We provide free books and uniforms to poor and needy children.We donot take any fees from poor children.We give low cost salaries to students .In the beginning the students were not in large number, but now they are in a large number.Now we are finding difficulty to bear expanses of children.So we request you that please give grant to our school so that we could keep running our school.As long as we could help the poor and needy children,we were doing this from the grace of God. Modern English Grammar high School Daulatpur P.O Daulatpur District Shaheed Benazirabad (Sindh) Pakistan contact number 0332 - 2832499 SALEEM RAZA SOLANGI, January 9, 2011 1:30 PM

  • I am a father of 2 kid earning less than a dollar.Requesting for help and take my kids to school. ben, January 31, 2011 5:20 AM

  • Hello, we are native americans and we live on the Navajo reservation. We have a set of twins boy & girl that needs to go to christian private school.The school that they are attending now only goes up to 3rd grade, they are finishing out in May, 2011. Can someone direct us to any free grants, resources, or scholarships that will help. We do not want our children to go to public school because they do not challenged them in public schools. They are in gifted & talented class and has received high academic achievement awards from kindergarten to 3rd. My daughter is reading at 5th grade level and we desperately desire for them to be in a better academic school. Rehoboth Christian School is the only one & nearest to where we live. Thank so much for your time, please help. God Bless You! Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Begay Ernest & Readda Begay, March 15, 2011 7:39 PM

  • we live in the St. Louis City Public school district, which is a struggling district trying to rebound from years of mis-direction and mis-management. The learning and social environments present challenges daily, which over time are exhausting. Our son has had his struggles in the past, but as an eighth grader this past school year David has become quite the student and is seeing the bigger picture. We feel that this change to a more nurturing environment will actually change his life’s perspective. David Still III, April 23, 2011 4:57 PM

  • I have a 5 year old son that currently attends Sierra Norwood Calvary. It is the best schooling the area and I desperately want him to continue there. I am a single mother and his father those not assist with anything. He is on child support and doesn’t even pay the state. Anything that can be done will greatly be appreciated. Stefany Chirinos, May 2, 2011 1:43 PM

  • My husband and I are the parents of two girls, the oldest is 13 yes.old and our youngest is 5 months. Our oldest has never been to public school, nor will she ever. We are trying to place her in a Christian private school. I recently lost my job, and my husband receives total disability. My husband had a stroke 2 years ago, physically he is fine, but he was diagnosed with vascular dimentia. Is there some kind of grant or some other financial assistance out there? Thanks for reading, Sherri Geer Richmond Virginia 7/12/11 gn Sherri Geer, July 12, 2011 1:28 PM

  • Good afternoon, I would like to receive more information regarding grants for private school. My daughter has attended a Private Christian School since the 1st grade. She will be in the fourth grade this coming year and I would really like her to be able to continue to attend. My daughter understands that her school requires extra funds and disclosed to me that she would be more than willing to do without all of the extras in life that kids have, if she'll be able to continue going to a school that stresses GOD everyday..Now that is special. I will do all within my power to make that happen for her. I'm asking for your help. Thanks and I look forward receiving a response. Have a wonderful day. Paige Gathings, July 15, 2011 9:31 PM

  • I did get financial aid for my son for the private school he did attend for 3 yrs due to I am unable to work due to being diagnosed with an illness last nov. My question is there a way to get him a discount on the books he needs which run me approx $700 to $800. Or is there a way since I am a tax payer in my county and use nothing from the public school system is there a way to get his books from a public school or a grant for the books. Please help me find an answer Thank you Risa C. Pica Risa C. Pica, August 7, 2011 2:52 PM

  • i moved to a school district that is not accredited anymore, my child deserves a quality education. What are my options for a better education, our zip is 63121 Tira V. Brooks, August 10, 2011 1:05 PM

  • i'm a pastor's wife and i have only one son who is now first year college and since our share every sunday is too little and can not suffice to all our daily needs .we could not afford to pay the tuition fee of our son anymore.i pray to God that somebody can help us to support my son's education.i hope you can help me.thank you and God Bless. from daisy dinauto(philippines) Daisy Dinauto, August 12, 2011 12:44 AM

  • hello sir, being a missionary, I want to put my child in a missionary kid school . He is now in 5th grade. Could i get any financial help for his study?please guide. Thanks. sanju, August 14, 2011 9:42 PM

  • Hello, I have and advanced 5th grader and a 5 year old that I am in need of assistance to send them to schools which offer more vigor. I am currently in college myself and money is scarce. I would love to receive some grant moneys to send them to a private school. Thank you for your help. Melissa Steward, August 26, 2011 7:50 AM

  • i need to know about any help i can get for my 11 yr old who is in the 6th grade at The Christian Academy, they went up on their tuition and i cannot afford it, they gave me some aid but with the increase i am left paying more than i was paying last year, can yo please contact me and let me know where i can get additonal help, i cannot put her back in piblic schools she is not learning anyhting there, please help me julian mayfield, August 31, 2011 2:51 PM

  • hi, i would like to know how you can help me with my 8th grader son to amilitary school, his path is in the wrong road right now i tried to put him in st john military school, there is no financial aid, please help me,thank you roselene luma, September 16, 2011 3:49 PM

  • I am looking for financial aid for my daughter in private high school yolie germain, September 29, 2011 9:39 AM

  • I am a grandmother looking for some fianancail help for grandchildren we are raising and only have one income which is mine but they are in special need of structure and discipline because i want them to strive as they grow older and wiser... Catherine CA, September 29, 2011 4:12 PM

  • I'm looking for some financial aid for my grandson. He is a sophmore at St. Joseph's catholic high school.Since his family has to move and rents are very high here in Connecticut,he won't be able to stay at St. Joseph's. Is there anywhere we can turn for some financial assistance? kathy negron, October 3, 2011 5:47 PM

  • I am looking for an guardian angel or financial help to support my son private school. He just started kindergaten in a public school but he is not happy neather we are. Education is very important for. PLEASE HELP US Yamilet reina-Hudson, October 6, 2011 1:25 PM

  • My husband and I are both disabled. We need a guardian angel to help us with our daughters homeschooling. Her education is very important to us. She attended a public school in a rural area of Illinois But, we are disappointed with the help we are getting from the district. Can you please help!!! Janina B, November 15, 2011 7:26 AM

  • I am a single parent who's inquiring about financial assistance about private school for my two kids. emelia mack, December 6, 2011 4:04 PM

  • Please help us. My daughter is an honor student in Midwood Catholic Academy in Brooklyn, NY. I am on public assistance and has been going without for a long time to pay for the school. I am currently behind on the tuition and need help. Please if you know of anything or anyone that could help I would appreciate it. Charisse Daniels, January 22, 2012 1:46 PM

  • please help me with my daughters school tuition i am currently behind because I was out of work when I was diagnoised with cervical cancer. My daughter is a 15 year old junior and if I could just get help with the back tuition it would take a huge burden off my mind. I can not sleep at night knowing I cannot catch this up. Please anything you can do to help will be appreciated Chrissy Borges, March 6, 2012 1:42 PM

  • My deaf son has a very good ambition n life.He wants to be somebody..I brought him up knowing the hardships of life, even though he's special he can handle situations very normal always..He is the oldest of my three kids.He is very talented when it comes to music..He can go with the music and dance as if not like a deaf. I'm so proud of him.Now i wanted him to give what he wants and send him to A good school were the curriculum is ready up to college and that the environment would be okay and no fraternities but my salary is not enough for this...And i'm seeking for any help..PLS.God Bless!!! chrysnel oidem, March 20, 2012 8:07 AM

  • I live in new jersey my daughter is 4.5 she's an excellent reader with a memory better than mine, she does first & second grade Maths knows 2,3,5,10 tables she's doin 4 times tables now, I know the public schools do not make provisions for these advanced kids, the montersorri schools do, howeve so so expensive we cannot afford those schools but know that's the best option for h to excell and spread her wings, please if there's anyway to help her let us know we'd be extatic to start thanks leela Leela, March 21, 2012 8:16 AM

  • Please let me know where i can get some financial aid for my daughter in is in a christian school (elementary school). Thank you so much! Deborah Bigley, March 29, 2012 7:42 PM

  • I have a daughter whum i lov and i dnt work we live in a shack and my daughter iz very intelligent chld she once reiceved a letter from george washington because of her intelligence but she couldnt go because i did nt hv mney so she ddnt make it so plz hlp me i want my chld to attend a private bording schools call me on 0768606974 Help me plz, April 21, 2012 1:29 AM

  • Please let me know where i can get some financial aid for my daughter , she is in a christian school (kindergarten-12th grade). Amelia Ramey, May 26, 2012 5:54 AM

  • My daughter is studying at Pail & Shovel Integrated School in Cubao, Philippines. It is a small ratio private school accepting kids with special needs. My daughter has AD/HD. Her tuition fee costs a lot, aside from occupational therapy and sped tutorial she is undergoing. I am a single mom and work as a government employee only. My salary is not really sufficient to meet the needs of my daughter. Please help me. I really need your financial assistance. Hope to hear from you soon. Thank you. Jeane, May 27, 2012 8:03 AM

  • I am looking for a grant for my 5 year old grandson who has ADHD. He needs to go to summer school which none is offered here in Clarence. He is also half puerto rican but we are having no luck anywhere. Could you point us in the right direction. kathleen finch, June 25, 2012 6:57 AM

  • I am a grandmother of 60 years old. I have had my two sons for 5 years. I adopted them and now I feel I need to put them in a boarding school. My health is failing and I want them to be put in a good boarding school. I get ssI for them and I can give you about $500.00 a month. However I know it costs more but because of my age whould their be a grant or something to help me. Eugenia Derespina, July 7, 2012 11:08 AM

  • I need help with tuition for my son to attend a private school that accepts children from all walks of life with special needs. My son is 15 and has not been getting the assistance he needs to succeed in the public school system. He has already failed one grade in elementary school and will now repeat the 8th grade. His main disorder is Impulse Control with ADHD, and Dysthymic. I am a single parent who receives no child support or assistance from his father. I have received funds to cover most of the tuition but the remaining balance is not financially possible for me. Can you please direct me to someone who is willing to provide further assistance, I really do not want him to give up. Ramona Thomas, July 30, 2012 10:12 AM

  • I have two children who are on an IEP. I would like for them to attend a private school of my choice, due to much bullying one of my children has been going through for the past three years. I had to pull one of my children out of school, after she was hit, kicked, spit on with racial remarks being made torwards her but children and staff. I can not subject my child to such an unmerciful enviroment again. We have had to seek council because of all my child has been through. Never needed an IEP in the past, until she begin to experience being discriminated against, now she on one. How can I get help sending them both to a christian private school? Trina, August 16, 2012 11:00 PM

  • I have a 14yr old daughter with a learning disability. She is experiencing depression, lack of self esteem, and has no self worth. I would love to get her out of the public school system and into a private school where she could experience feeling successes and learning at her level and speed. She has the potential to do much more than what she is doing at the current time. However, the rate at which 8th grade is moving, the amount of new abstract concepts being introduced and social decline is causing a tremendous amount of hardships in her life and I have a tremendous amount of concern for her mental health and wellbeing due to the circumstances. Robin McKiddy, November 2, 2012 2:18 PM

  • Looking for support with finding a school that is affordable in our area of western Ma. for gifted students. Also looking for financial opportunities to help offset the costs a bit. Shari, November 11, 2012 3:26 PM

  • Hi,Hi I am a single father raising my 13yrs. old daughter in Atlanta,Ga.my daughter is very out going and has the ability to do better work in school.Her public school has made it very dificult with the peer pressure to survive around the various groups of students with large class sizes.I am desparately trying to get my daughter in a smaller,safe positive learning envirivoment.I am seeking some financial aid to help me at this time.I applied to a Christian School for January 2013.I am praying that God guide me to someone to help my daughter get into a nurting environment.Please help me save my daughter from the negative peer pressure in her public school.Any amount of tution would help with the $650.00 for the next six months.I planned to find a part time job, have been looking.Thanking you in advance for the help! Damon Massenburg, December 10, 2012 1:42 PM

  • I'm sure many people need help with tuition. For those in the USA, why can't we lobby our congressmen for tuition vouchers. Carol, December 18, 2012 5:18 PM

  • I really wish that our congressmen read and do something about all this requests and petitions for private school tuition assistance. I need help to support both of my children in a private school. I hope to hear from you soon. Dorys, March 23, 2013 6:53 PM

  • I am a 47 year old single parent of a 5 year old adopted daughter named Brooklyn. She is my biological niece, and I took her on rather than her go to foster care. I need help. When I moved into my home 5 years ago I had already raised my older daughter. I was not thinking I needed a "GREAT" school. Well, now i am stuck here self employed as a hair stylist. Can't afford private school. What help is there out there for Brooklyn and me? I live in Spring Branch. Most schools are great, we just live one block too far North. Please help! HI there, my name is Cynthia Thibodeaux, April 16, 2013 7:11 PM

  • I am a military wife with three girls. Once again we moved and my oldest and youngest are struggling I plan on switching them to catholic schools but the cost is like paying for college. I work full time and we have a good income but the cost of rent gas and food in Miami FL has made the budget so tight. Is there any kind of assistance for military kids? Or is there some way the military will assist since the kids have switched school so many times? I feel like the military should have some kind of program out there but I can't find anything. Someone please advise me. I am proud and happy that we serve for 22 yrs but I need some assistance please. Brook 4/18/13 Brook, April 18, 2013 7:28 PM

  • Am a father of Four daughters, I was able to send three of the girls through a catholic fee paying school, they are all in college now, my fourth daughter was the valedictorian of the grade school she left and then joined an excellent Catholic high school which her older sister attended, she just complete the freshman year with excellent grades but i have not been able to pay her school fees since she started the school due to loss of Job. I have $5000 to pay up for the school year, Anyone sent by God to help this promising young girl will forever be blessed by God. I need any available help. Doyin Tella, May 28, 2013 5:06 PM

  • I am the proud grandmother of a super-smart, but ADHD little boy. Public schools are not adept at dealing with kids with challenges and he's suffered immensely. I've found the perfect school with a curriculum geared for kids like him. But as you can imagine, the tuition is steep. Please keep us in your prayers! SHAYNE, August 4, 2013 8:54 PM

  • I am the single mother of a beautiful 16 year old daughter, she receives s.s.i due to add and bi polar disorder,and I am in dire need to send her to a Christian based boarding school in st. martinville,la where she can get the education and rehabilitation she needs for her mental and physical needs, the only hold back is the tuition total for everything is $90,000.00. I think this may be the only hope she has I'm at my wits end with concern for her future, she needs to be somewhere to be evaluated and supervised and also needs to build a spiritual relationship with God,along with a education she has been cutting herself and I need help to try to save her life, if anyone knows how I can get her in I would appreciate your feedback.. God bless you and yours. Amy Carroll, October 8, 2013 10:36 PM

  • I am looking for financial assistance for my son who is a Senior at a private school. If there is anyone who can donate or know who I can contact for donations, please advise. Thanks! Karen, November 15, 2013 9:23 AM

  • Im a single mother needing help to pay for private school for my two children. Please contact me with any information. thanks Cobie Ashford, January 9, 2014 10:45 AM

  • Good morning, I am trying to find information for financial assistance so that my twins (8) can continue to go to their small private christian school. I am a single widow who lives on SSI survivor benefits while I myself complete college. My littles wish to stay in their school and my heart breaks thinking we may not be able too. Please let me know where I can contact to help us out. Thank you so much. Ally Sears, January 21, 2014 8:36 AM

  • hi im a single mother with bright boys 4 and 6 years of age, who just wants the best for her boys and is looking for financial help to send them to private school for a brighter future if anyone with information who can help or steer me in the right direction. thank you miss green, February 15, 2014 6:23 AM

  • I am the single mother of a beautiful 16 year old son,I lost my husband when i was pregnant 3 month I am looking for financial assistance for my son.If there is anyone who can donate or know who I can contact for donations, and I am in dire need to send him to a Christian based boarding school where he can get the education I'm at my wits end with concern for her future, he needs to be somewhere to be evaluated and supervised and also needs to build a spiritual relationship with God,along with a education he has been cutting him self and I need help to try to save his life, if anyone knows how I can get him in I would appreciate your feedback.. God bless. Thank you so much. Rubel Aranha, April 6, 2014 3:11 AM

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