Here are the steps to complete the Tuition Assistance process:
The tuition assistance award will be final once you have completed the enrollment process by returning your contract, deposit and payment plan for next year. Enrollment in VBS Day School also requires membership with Valley Beth Shalom. Those who receive tuition assistance will also be granted reduced dues on their membership.
The Tuition Assistance Committee and the Temple Special Dues Committee make great efforts to distribute our limited funds in the fairest manner possible. You only need to complete the materials requested here to be considered for assistance for both tuition and Temple membership. The following general guidelines are provided to help you understand some of the factors considered in the application:
- There is no set income or asset level that determines whether an applicant qualifies for aid.
- We expect that if a family is applying for aid at VBS Day School and they have children in other tuition-charging schools and/or colleges, they will also apply for aid from those schools.
- In cases of separated or divorced parents, we need the same documentation from both parents, regardless of court ordered custody or support. VBS Day School cannot be bound by the assertion that one parent has disclaimed responsibility for educational expenses. Both households are required to submit their information on the application, and the Committee will determine financial need based on both household's financial circumstances.
- All of our financial aid recipients are granted partial awards; the school expects that families will fulfill their remaining financial obligation in accordance with our regular payment schedules.