In keeping with our commitment to diversity, The Friends School of Atlanta seeks a student body that represents varied economic backgrounds. Once a student has been accepted for admission, financial aid is determined and renewed on the basis of demonstrated financial need without regard to gender identity, race, color, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation or family structure.
The financial aid program is guided by our belief that parents have an obligation to pay the educational expense of their children to the extent that they are able. The purpose of aid is to fill the gap between the actual cost of a year’s tuition and what a family can realistically be expected to pay. Financial assistance in one year does not guarantee assistance in subsequent years.
To help determine a family’s contribution, we use an outside service that helps us look at the relative needs of all financial assistance applicants. If you are applying for financial assistance, we strongly recommend that you complete the financial aid application as soon as possible. In order to begin the process, all prospective parents are directed to complete the Student Financial Aid form on the NAIS (National Association for Independent Schools) website at http://sssbynais.org/parents/apply/step-by-step-guide. The Friends School of Atlanta code is 3284. For further details and questions, contact our Director of Finance, Elsie Santway, by phone at 404-373-8746 x8140, or via email at [email protected].
Financial aid applications for the 2020-2021 school year were due on February 7, 2020. Unfortunatey, this deadline cannot be extended.