Drew is committed to maintaining socioeconomic diversity by helping families afford Drew's college-preparatory education. Forty percent of Drew students receive some level of need-based financial support. Each family's financial situation is unique, and Drew considers every application carefully. The range of tuition assistance awarded to Drew families spans from less than 10% of tuition to nearly 100% which means your family could pay anywhere between $1000 to $58,695 a year in tuition based on your need. The process of awarding tuition assistance is very deliberate and based on the assumption that each family who enrolls is using their own resources to the maximum possible extent. Tuition Assistance Application Process
If you have been accepted with a tuition that you feel is higher than your demonstrated ability to pay, please reach out as we do have an appeal process for you to follow. You will be required to provide supporting documents if your income has changed since filling out the application initially. We will do our best to meet your need.
Each family is evaluated individually, so there is no 'typical' amount of TA. The range of TA awarded to Drew families spans from less than 10% of tuition to nearly 100% which means your family could pay anywhere between $1000 to $58,695 a year in tuition based on your need. The process of awarding TA is very deliberate and based on the assumption that each family who enrolls is using their own resources to the maximum possible extent.
Yes, each year all parents must complete an application unless there is a court order granting one parent sole physical and legal custody. Complete confidentiality is assured. The cooperation of all parents is required before Drew will consider aiding a candidate. Consideration of the other custodial or non-custodial parent’s financial status is based upon the belief that a family’s contribution for education is a reflection of the family’s ability to pay, not the willingness to pay.
Clarity takes many factors into account when estimating a family's financial contribution, including income and assets, family size, age of parents, and number of children attending tuition-charging institutions, including colleges and universities. Clarity considers these and other factors and provides every family with a living allowance based on family size. This allowance protects a certain amount of income after a variety of expenses are subtracted from a family's income. A portion of this discretionary income is then suggested as the family's contribution.
If other sources of financial support make it possible for you to enroll without financial aid and you have been offered enrollment, you must contact Joanna Lovett, Director of Admissions firstname.lastname@example.org or 415.430.3771.
Drew operates under the assumption that families who apply for financial aid cannot enroll without this support. Decisions about enrollment must meet the March 2023 deadline.
It may. Drew's tuition assistance is extended to families based on need. Applications are submitted annually so that Drew can assess for an increase or decrease in your TA award based on current needs.
No. Drew manages the admission process separately from the tuition assistance process. The Admissions Committee works to assess candidates for readiness and best fit for Drew's community and program. The TA Committee works separately to distribute our limited funds to families based on need to those the admissions committee has accepted.
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