Tuition & Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance

Bayside Academy’s tuition assistance program is designed to make a Bayside Academy education possible for all families based on demonstrated financial need and the availability of funds. We do not offer athletic scholarships. 

The deadline for completing the financial aid application including all relevant supplemental documents is February 28, 2025. Late applications will only be considered if funding remains after on-time applications have been reviewed and tuition assistance funds have been awarded.

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

Bayside Academy is proud to use the Clarity Application to determine a family’s level of financial need based on the information that families share in the application which includes assets, income, expenses, and debts.

To get started, please go to the Clarity Application and create an account. The application typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete. The Clarity Application is also mobile-friendly so you can complete it from anywhere. You are also able to save your progress and return at any time. At the end of the application, there is a $55 fee to submit, and you can share your application with additional schools that accept the Clarity Application for no additional charge. Simply use the dropdown menu in the application to select those schools.

If you need support during the process of completing your application, there is in-app support available as well as email support at

Please Note:
  • 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 tuition assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • Who should apply for tuition assistance?

    Bayside Academy’s tuition assistance program supports families with a demonstrated financial need. Whether a family qualifies for tuition assistance is determined by individual circumstances and the overall demand, which varies year to year. Tuition assistance is not considered a scholarship and must be applied for and evaluated annually.
  • When is the deadline to apply?

    The Financial Aid deadline for the 2025-2026 academic year is February 28, 2025.  

    Late applications will only be reviewed if funding remains available after on-time applications have been reviewed and funding decisions have been made.
  • Does Bayside Academy offer scholarships? 

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

    Tuition assistance is need-based and families must reapply 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 tuition assistance 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. 
  • 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. Tuition assistance 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.   
  • 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 tuition assistance application and provide the required documentation. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.  
  • Is my information secure with Clarity?

    Bayside Academy takes the privacy and security of your personal information very seriously. Clarity is certified for both GDPR and SOC2 and uses enterprise-level security standards including end-to-end encryption of all personally identifiable information. For more information, please refer to Clarity’s Privacy Policy
  • Can I complete my Clarity application on my phone or tablet?

    Yes! Clarity’s application is fully mobile-friendly so you have access wherever you are.

Important Dates

Current Families

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  • February 28, 2025 - Deadline for Applications

  • March 15, 2025 - Award Notification

New Families

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  • March 2025 - Application Review

    Applications are reviewed beginning March 2025. A student going through the admissions process must be accepted prior to a review of his/her Tuition Assistance application by the committee.
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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