Financial Aid Process & FAQ

Explorer West Middle School is committed to socio-economic diversity. We believe that the financial aid program benefits all students and families – whether or not they are financial aid recipients since we are able to enroll outstanding students from a variety of backgrounds who otherwise would not be able to afford the full cost of tuition.

For information about the 2015-16 Financial Aid Application Process, please download the Frequently Asked Financial Aid Questions for Explorer West Middle School: Frequently Asked Financial Aid Questions .

During the 2013-2014 school year, approximately 25% of our families received some form of financial aid, ranging from financial awards of $700 to nearly the full cost of tuition. Although we cannot afford to give financial aid to all who apply, we encourage all families who may require assistance to apply.

In order to determine if your family is eligible for financial aid, you must apply through a national organization called School and Student Services for Financial Aid (SSS). Apply on-line at: www.sss.nais.org. Download the SSS Financial Aid Information sheet for additional details.

Deadlines and Materials

Materials need to be sent directly to Student Services for Financial Aid (SSS) by Friday, February 6, 2015:

  • Completed Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS)
  • A copy of your completed 2013 tax return and all supporting forms sent to the IRS with your return
  • A copy of all W-2’s reported on the tax return

Please note: Early Sibling Financial Aid Application deadline of Friday, December 5, 2014 if you are submitting an application for early sibling decisions.