Financial Aid FAQs
How is the amount of Financial Assistance determined?
Parents should utilize all of their own resources before applying for financial aid.
The amount of financial assistance awarded is based on the following factors:
- a family’s expected monetary contribution (see below)
- parental involvement in the school community
- student involvement in the school community
- LTS’s availability of financial assistance funds
Long Trail School uses a standardized, fair, and equitable “need analysis” to determine a family’s expected contribution which is based on the PFS (Parents Financial Statement) generated by the SSS (School and Student Services). Aid is given outright and does not need to be repaid, although the school appreciates repayment if a family’s financial circumstances change.
Do you offer a payment plan if tuition cannot be paid in full prior to the start of school?
Long Trail is always willing to help our families to make their tuition payments in a time frame that works for them. We offer several payment plans including TuitionPay through Sallie Mae. Please refer to the Tuition and Fees page on our website for more information.
When do I have to apply for financial aid?
You can begin applying for financial assistance November 1 through sss.nais.org. Returning families must submit their PFS by January 15th. Newly accepted families must submit their PFS by February 15. Refer to How to Apply for Financial Aid for more detailed information.