Foothills School believes that a diverse school community is essential to education. To help promote socio-economic diversity, Foothills offers need-based financial aid to qualifying families and encourages families who might need financial assistance to apply for aid. All financial aid information and decisions are held in confidence and are reviewed and awarded independently of the admissions process.
--Financial aid awards range from several hundred to several thousand dollars, with maximum aid awards covering as much as 65% of demonstrated need.
--Additionally, families are able to spread out their tuition payments over 10 months.
Foothills uses FACTS to help assess a family's financial aid needs and determine need-based financial aid awards. Families can complete a financial aid application here. There is a $35 application fee. FACTS analyzes a family's application, determines their ability to contribute to tuition, and sends the school a recommendation based on their analysis.
Foothills' Financial Aid Committee uses FACTS's recommendations to make financial aid awards each year. There are several factors that FACTS takes into account when calculating a family's financial aid needs: income (both taxable and nontaxable), assets (home equity, savings, bonds, etc.), expenses, indebtedness, family size, age of parents/guardians (to allow for retirement savings), and the number of students attending tuition-charging schools. The committee also bases award amounts on how many people apply for financial aid each year and how much money is available in the school's aid pool.
Questions about financial aid can be directed to our Business Director, Tina Mullins, who oversees the school's Financial Aid Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org).