Investing in a Foothills Education
There are a number of options for families to consider in making the choice to support an independent education for their children – direct family support (including grandparents, who often are a source of financial help for children to attend an independent school); merit-based scholarships from community organizations; loans; and need-based financial aid. Approximately 38% of our students receive aid at Foothills.
Direct Family Support
For those families paying for the independent education option personally, payments are due in full before the start of the school year or installment payment plans are available. A full description of payment options is made in the annual enrollment contract, and the school works to create many workable options for families.
Foothills School accepts cash, checks, credit card payments and automatic bank withdrawals. Payment plans are available and can be coordinated with the administrative office. Monthly payment plans must be secured with a credit card or bank draft and include a fee based on the length of the payout period.
Need-based Financial Aid
Foothills School is committed to assuring a diverse student population. The school looks to admit committed families and uses financial aid funds as a means for attaining our educational community’s goals and retaining outstanding members of our learning community. To be eligible for financial aid, a family must complete the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) form - this is typically due in late February (contact the Foothills business office for specific date). For the downloadable form, visit http://sss.nais.org/parents or pick up a copy of the application at Foothills School.
In addition to applying for loans through banking institutions, a special loan program is available for K-12 education. A low variable interest rate and fast pre-approval process is available from prepGate. Please visit www.prepgate.com for more information.