The Rye Country Day School Financial Aid Program uses School and Student Services for Financial Aid (SSS) to establish financial need. Parents/guardians of applicants for financial aid need to complete the Parents Financial Statement (PFS) and submit a copy to RCDS and one to SSS for processing. (In the case of divorced or separated parents, the equivalent form from the non-custodial parent must be submitted as well.) The School also requires that applicants submit a copy of all federal IRS forms filed in the previous year as well as the most recent W2 forms. For more information about SSS, call 800-344-8328 or visit their website at http://sss.nais.org. Parents must apply through SSS online. Required forms must be submitted by December 15. If a student is accepted, financial aid responses will accompany admissions decisions.
Financial aid funds come directly from the resources of the School, and student grants consider the entire expense of attending RCDS. This factors in "extra" costs such as lunch, books, and other expenses. Furthermore, all students who receive financial aid in Grades 7-12 (regardless of the grant size) are loaned a new laptop computer from the School as part of their financial aid grant. RCDS also supports the cost of school-related trips for students who receive financial at the same percentage as their financial aid grant for tuition.
If you are interested in pursuing a financial aid application at RCDS, please be sure to mark the appropriate box on the Admissions Application Form. If you have questions, please inquire further when you visit Rye Country Day School. Please contact Courtney Doucette, Financial Aid Officer, at 914-925-4542 or firstname.lastname@example.org. RCDS usually allocates its financial aid budget for new students by February 15, and the granting of aid after this date is subject to availability of funds.
While we fund students from all three divisions, the majority of the grants are given to Middle and Upper School students.
There are limited funds for Lower School students and no financial funds available for Pre-Kindergarten.