Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition Assistance

Bayside Academy provides need-based tuition assistance to qualified students in grades 7 through 12 each year. Bayside Academy does not grant academic or athletic scholarships. Both new and returning families are welcome to apply for tuition assistance. Bayside Academy adheres to the Principles of Good Practice of the National Association of Independent School (NAIS) in its administration of the tuition assistance program.

Tuition Assistance Application Process

All families applying for assistance must submit an online Parental Financial Statement (PFS) through the NAIS School and Student Services (SSS) portal.
  • To apply for aid, go to the SSS by NAIS family portalBayside’s School Code is 1519
  • Complete the PFS Online form
  • Upload supporting documentation electronically from within the PFS Online Dashboard (applications with incomplete supporting documentation will not be reviewed)
    • 2021 W-2s and/or 1099 for all parents/guardians*
    • 2020 Federal Tax Return with all accompanying schedules*
    • 2020 Business Tax Return (if applicable)*

    *2021 tax returns or proof of filed extension are due by April 22, 2022.

Divorced and Separated Parents

Bayside Academy will consider the assets of the parent(s)/guardian(s) who are responsible for or contributing toward tuition.

Tuition Assistance Reminders

  • All families receiving assistance must reapply each year.
  • All awards are reviewed and if needed revised annually.
  • Current families must be in good standing with the Business Office before being considered for financial assistance.

Important Dates

Current Families

List of 2 items.

  • February 28, 2022 - Deadline for Applications

  • March 2022 - Award Notification

New Families

List of 1 items.

  • March 2022 - Application Review

    Applications are reviewed beginning March 2022. A student going through the admissions process must be accepted prior to a review of his/her Tuition Assistance application by the committee.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Who should apply for financial aid?

    Bayside Academy’s financial aid program supports families with a demonstrated financial need. Whether a family qualifies for financial aid is determined by individual circumstances and the overall demand, which varies year to year. Financial aid is not considered a scholarship and must be applied for and evaluated annually. Financial aid is generally limited to students in Grades 7–12.
  • Does Bayside Academy offer scholarships?

    Bayside Academy does not offer merit-based scholarships for incoming students. Financial aid is solely need-based.
  • Will my award automatically renew each year?

    Financial aid is need-based and families must reapply for financial aid annually. The amount a family receives each year may vary depending on overall demand and your families’ financial circumstance. The school makes every effort to ensure the amount of financial aid stays consistent if 1) the application is submitted by the deadline and 2) the family’s financial circumstance does not significantly change.

    Academic and behavioral performance may factor into award decisions in cases where students’ performance does not meet Bayside Academy standards.
  • When is the deadline to apply?

    The Financial Aid deadline for the 2022-2023 academic year is February 28, 2022.

    Applications received by the deadline will be considered in the first round of funding decisions.

    Applications received after that deadline will be considered if funds are still available.
  • What if I am divorced?

    Bayside Academy adheres to the Principles of Good Practice of the National Association of Independent School (NAIS) in its administration of the financial aid program.

    Both parents must complete a financial aid application and provide the required documentation. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Who will see my application?

    Bayside Academy holds all financial information, as well as the identity of aid recipients, in the strictest confidence and expects recipients and their families will do the same.

    All information received by the committee, as well as the identity of aid recipients, is confidential. Financial aid information is given only to committee members or school administrators on an as-needed basis, and such information is restricted to only the information that is necessary. 
Bayside admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid or other school-administered programs.
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