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.
How to Start Your Financial Aid Application
Beginning on October 2, 2020, 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.
New and Returning Applicants
SSS Customer Service Center