Financial Aid for the 2021-2022 School Year
We are deeply committed to making a Synapse education affordable and accessible. Synapse School offers comprehensive financial aid packages to provide full access to school programs and community events. We do not want cost to prevent families from attending Synapse School. We understand that applying for financial aid can be challenging and we would be happy to help you through the application process. If you have any questions, contact Dana Story, Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid by email.
Apply now for financial aid through SSS by NAIS (School and Student Services for Financial Aid by National Association of Independent Schools). Synapse School takes into consideration the Bay Area’s unique economic conditions during this time and each family's specific financial situation to determine the amount of the financial award.
We understand that your family may be financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We welcome you to apply for financial aid for the 2020-21 school year at any point in the school year. You can follow the How to Apply directions with your estimated income change. You will be asked to submit supporting documentation such as:
- A letter from your employer regarding a furlough or layoff
- Determination letter from the state unemployment division
- Profit and Loss statement from your business(es) that shows the impact of any closures, reduced revenue, etc.
Please email these documents directly to Dana Story, Associate Director of Admissions & Financial Aid. If these items are unavailable, Synapse’s Financial Aid Office will work with you to determine the best way to confirm your financial need.
HOW TO APPLY FOR
Create an Account or Sign In if you already have an account.
Enter the SSS code: 192429 to select Synapse School.
Complete the PFS (Parents’ Financial Statement) Financial Aid Application by February 1, 2021.
Click Pay and submit the processing fee. This fee will be waived by SSS by NAIS and the payment step will be bypassed if qualifications for financial aid are met.
Upload the required documents by February 1, 2021 for current Synapse students or February 12, 2021 for prospective Synapse students:
2019 1040 tax form with all schedules
2020 W-2 forms for all parents
2020 1099 forms, if applicable
2020 1040 tax form with all schedules, if available
KEY DATES for 2021-2022
PFS application due:
Required documents due:
Decisions notification emailed with enrollment agreements:
Tuition for the 2020-2021 School Year
|1st - 4th Grades||$34,000|
|5th - 8th Grades||$38,000|
Synapse School admits students of any race, gender, religion, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin. All Students are entitled 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, gender, religion, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid, athletic and other school-administered programs.