Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for 2021-2022: $10,923. All tuition payments are made online through our tuition management company, SSS/TADS.  There is an easy process for setting up an agreement for tuition payment.  All families will be required to have a tuition agreement set up in August, 2021, so  they will be ready to go when school starts.  No student will be able to start school until their tuition agreement is set up.

Financial Aid

The goal and practice of Bryn Athyn Church School is to provide financial aid in order to make a distinctive New Church education available to any family that desires it for their children. All families receive some financial support through the operating budget, endowment, and annual fund, as tuition alone does not cover the total cost, estimated to be $14,000 per year, of educating a student at BACS. In addition, the school is budgeting approximately $1,400,000 in tuition assistance for 2021-2022. More than 50% of BACS families receive additional tuition assistance. Grants are need-based, and vary from several hundred to several thousand dollars. In determining tuition assistance each family’s application is considered individually. There are no income floors or ceilings to qualify for tuition assistance. Rather, tuition assistance takes into account multiple factors including home equity, consumer debt, number of children attending tuition-charging institutions and more. It is important for all families to feel free to inquire about and request tuition assistance for any reason. Requests for tuition assistance are kept strictly confidential, as is any information provided.

Deadlines for financial aid

The deadline for submitting a Parent Financial Statement (PFS) (the financial aid application) is February 1, 2021. Deadline for submitting your supporting documentation is April 1, 2021.   At Bryn Athyn Church School we do not penalize for late applications.  We appreciate applications and documentation that are submitted by the deadline as it makes it easier for you to promptly set up your tuition agreement.  Based on the information you provide to SSS, they will make a recommendation to the Financial Aid Committee as to your specific needs.  Financial aid awards are distributed on a rolling basis.  All inquiries and applications for financial aid are held in the strictest confidence between SSS and the Financial Aid Office.  No information is released to any person beyond those staff members directly involved in distributing and accounting for financial aid.

Process for applying for financial aid

In the past we have used a tuition management company called TADS for application for financial aid.  For the 2021-2022 school year we will be using TADS/SSS (School and Student Services) to apply for financial aid.  SSS is an offshoot of TADS and should look quite familiar to you.  All families need to re-apply every year for financial aid.

to complete the TADS/SSS Parent Financial Statement (PFS) which is your financial aid application. There is a processing fee of $55 per family. We partner with the Bryn Athyn Church Preschool and the Academy of the New Church High School (ANC) in using SSS. For families with children at the Preschool, BACS and/or ANC, information and the fee will be shared with all three schools.

The TADS/SSS code for Bryn Athyn Church School is 901876.  No need to memorize it, as you will be offered a place to look it up once you begin the application process.

The PFS is a comprehensive application that will take some time to complete.  Give yourself the time you need by not waiting until our deadline approaches.  You will need your most recent tax return before beginning the PFS.  We also recommend reviewing the SSS resources to help families with the financial aid process. 

Here are some helpful resources to better understand the financial aid process.  You will find lots of helpful information regarding financial aid in general and specific help in filling out your PFS.

Support for families

A dedicated TADS/SSS Family Support Center is available to help parents throughout the application process as they complete their PFS and upload documents.

  • Call: 800.344.8328 (outside of U.S. & Canada, parents may dial 952.967.9922)
  • Email: sss@communitybrands.com
  • Web: The SSS Website for Parents offers guides, tip sheets and other resources for completing the PFS and required documents in the SSS Family Portal.
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