Scholarship & Financial Aid Application

Thank you for your interest in Le Sallay International Academy.

To apply for 2022/23 Scholarships & Financial Aid please:

1. Complete this application and parent statement

2. Ask the student to answer the questions and write a brief essay in accordance with the prompts below.

Scholarship Application Form
Scholarship & Financial Aid Application Form
This form should be filled out by a parent or a legal guardian. If you have any questions please contact us at admissions@lesallay.academy
Student Name
Student’s Date of Birth
Student’s current address
Name of parent or guardian
Email of parent
Phone of parent
Other electronic contact information (e.g. Whatsapp)
Name of current or last school and last grade the student has attended
Currently enrolled
Language(s) spoken at home
Language(s) spoken by the student
You want to apply for
Annual family income
Number of family members
How did you initially hear about Le Sallay International Academy?
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Fill out the Parent Statement
Parent Statement

At Le Sallay, we strive to give your child the full support they need. Your candor in answering the following sensitive questions is much appreciated.

Student Name
Student preferred first name
Tell us about your child’s personality
Tell us about your childs academic interests and achievements
Describe how you believe your child will benefit from attending Le Sallay. Please be as specific as possible about your expectations
Please provide any additional information about your child’s school experiences or personal history that you feel would help us to know your child.
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Student Questions and Essay
Student Questions and Essay

The form below should be completed by the student who is applying. We ask that students work alone to complete this form, without asking for assistance from an adult or friend.

If needed, the student can answer the questions in writing and the parent can attach the scanned version to this form.

Student Name
Complete the following three sentences
When I have free time, I love to. . .
The book I have recently read is called. . .
The most important thing you should know about me is. . .
Choose ONE of the following two questions and write a response.

  1. If you had all the time in the world what subjects would you like to become an expert at? Why?
  2. What was the most interesting thing you did last year? What would you like to do this year?
If the student prefers to answer the questions in hand-written form, please, photograph the answers and upload them here.
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Calculating the amount of financial aid

The Le Sallay Discovery partners with School and Student Services (SSS) in our financial aid process. To begin your financial aid application, you will complete the SSS Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS).

By submitting a PFS, you’re granting SSS permission to analyze your financial information. Using their unique methodology, they estimate the amount you can contribute to school expenses and forward that estimate to the appropriate schools.

How to submit your information

  • Create your Family Portal account with your email address and a password. Complete a PFS for Academic Year 2022-23. You can log out of the portal at any time and return later to finish it. Plan ahead! The PFS is a comprehensive application that will take some time to complete.

  • Upload supporting documents electronically into your PFS: a signed copy of your 2021 IRS 1040 Tax Statement (be sure to include all supporting schedules and forms). Please note the following: ​if you do not have your 2021 tax return, complete the PFS using your most recent tax return. We will accept an informed estimate or draft of the 2021 tax return if necessary. Please be sure to clearly indicate “Draft” or “Estimate.” When the requested tax forms arrive, such as W2s or 1040s, log back in and upload them by the deadline.

  • We also recommend that you review resources that SSS has put together to help families with their financial aid process: http://www.solutionsbysss.com/parents. If you have any questions, please reach out to SSS directly, as they will be able to provide the timeliest and most precise responses.

SSS estimate is not a final decision. We may adjust the estimate about the amount your family can pay for tuition.

Filling out the PFS form online costs $37. A fee waiver is available.

For more information about our financial aid process read the FAQ below.

Proceed to SSS Family Portal
When our family applies for tuition assistance, what information will schools require? 
The vast majority of tuition assistance is based on financial need. To determine how much financial assistance you need, schools use the School and Student Services (SSS by NAIS) computations to first figure out how much you can contribute. The school needs to know such information as: ● Family size ● Income from all sources ● Savings, investments, and other assets (including home equity) ● Children's assets ● Indebtedness ● Medical, dental, and unusual expenses. This information, and much more, is collected on the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) and shared with all the schools you want to receive it. The PFS is called a common application, or common app, because you only need to complete one application for many schools. Most schools will require you to submit a copy of your most recently completed federal tax return to verify that the information you used on the application is true and accurate. In certain cases — for example, if you own a farm or business — schools may also ask you for additional documentation.
What is SSS? 
SSS by NAIS is a division of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and is used by more than 2,400 K12 private schools and other organizations to help determine a family's ability to pay school costs. The service and process helps ensure that all schools use the same methods and objective procedures to evaluate your tuition assistance application.
How does the SSS program calculate my family's “contribution,” or ability to pay? 
The process starts when you complete and submit the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) to SSS. Through the PFS, SSS gathers family and financial information that it applies to a formula to estimate the resources your family may have available to pay school costs. Simply stated, the formula considers your income, what you own (your house and other investments), what you owe (your mortgage and other debts), the size of your family, and how many family members are enrolled in tuition-charging schools or colleges. You submit the completed PFS to SSS for processing. After making allowances for basic necessities, taxes, and certain other expenses, SSS figures out what portion of your remaining funds is available to pay school costs. Then the service provides the results of the analysis to the school as a recommendation on your ability to pay. SSS encourages schools to use this estimate, in addition to other information they collect from your family, to make their final determination about your family's contribution. That final determination always comes from the individual school — not from SSS or NAIS.
Who can I ask for help in completing the PFS form?
 If you've read our online instructions but still have questions, call the SSS Customer Service Center toll free at (800) 344- 8328).
Can my family receive a waiver so we don’t have to pay the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) processing fee? 
Dozens of agencies across the country (known as access organizations) help underprivileged or underrepresented children apply for tuition assistance by supplying their families with "fee waivers" that enable them to submit a PFS through SSS without incurring any cost. To find out more about fee waivers, please write to admissions@lesallay.academy directly.
Do I need to supply multiple years of tax documents? 
No. You should only provide the most recent completed tax information you have available. You can mark the other year information as N/A.
Where does tuition assistance come from? 
Most is provided directly from the school and distributed on the basis of financial need.
How do schools determine financial need? 
When they work with SSS by NAIS, they ask you to complete a Parents' Financial Statement that gives them an objective picture of how much you can afford to contribute toward education. After calculating the difference between your resources and their tuition and fees, schools weigh the resulting financial need against their available tuition assistance funds and their policies. Keep in mind that applying for tuition assistance does not guarantee that you will be eligible for assistance, and being eligible does not guarantee that tuition assistance will be available.
What is the income level at which a family is no longer eligible for assistance? 
There is no specific income limit. If you feel you cannot pay all the costs yourself, it’s worth asking whether assistance is available.