Tuition and financial aid

Miss Porter’s School recognizes that not all of the students interested in attending our school may be able to afford the full cost of a Porter’s education. To assist families in meeting the cost of a Porter’s education, we offer need-based aid, merit-based scholarships, and payment plans. Families who receive financial aid at Porter’s represent a wide range of financial backgrounds. In the 2019-2020 school year, approximately 34 percent of Porter’s students received need-based aid, totaling over $3.9 million. Many of our financial aid awards are endowed, in full or in part, through the generous contributions of individuals and foundations.

Tuition, fees, and expenses for the 2021-2022 school year
Need-based financial aid

How to start your financial aid application

  • Beginning on October 2, 2021, go to this link.

  • Click on the prompt to begin the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). You only need to complete one PFS even if you have more than one child applying to Porter’s.

  • 3. You will be given a username and password that will allow you to return to your PFS at a later date before submitting it. Your information will be secure.

  • 4. You will be given instructions on the website about electronically uploading or sending additional required documents to SSS.

Documents needed to complete your application

  • Copies of the family’s signed 2019 Federal Tax Form 1040 (including all schedules) and 2019 W-2 forms (from both parents/guardians by Jan. 15).

  • Copies of 2020 W-2 forms (from both parents/guardians by Feb. 15).

  • Copies of 2019 business tax returns and related schedules for parents/guardians who own or are part owners of a business or farm. This may include Schedule C, Schedule SE, Form 1065, Form 1120, Form 1120S, and any Schedule K-1 Forms received.

  • For parents/guardians who are maintaining separate households, a separate PFS form and supporting tax documents from both households (including stepparents) are required.

  • Student tax returns (if filed).

  • Verification of children in tuition-charging schools. This may include Form 1098T for college students or a tuition statement for a child enrolled in an independent school.

If you need assistance in completing the PFS or uploading documents to the SSS website, please contact the SSS Customer Service Center at 800-344-8328.

Payment options
Additional financial aid information

Director of Financial Aid

Jeannie Rumsey

SSS Customer Service Center


Loan Information

For more information about financial aid,

including our merit-based scholarships, please visit