Please read and accept the Financial Aid Policies Agreement below to begin the process.
In the evaluation of applications for Financial Aid and in the granting of awards, the following policies will serve as the underlying, governing factors for the process.
- Tuition assistance funds come from generous donors and school supporters throughout the year in the form of individual gifts and special events like the Annual Event, Poker Tournament, Tuition Credit Raffle, and other school initiatives.
- To the extent possible, the application process at Scheck Hillel will be “blind” regarding matters of Financial Aid, meaning your application for admission to Scheck Hillel will not be influenced by applying for Financial Aid.
- Scheck Hillel will strictly adhere to all local, state and federal laws and require nondiscriminatory practice in the administration of its Financial Aid program.
- All financial aid awards will be made by a Financial Aid Committee. In the case of returning students, the Committee may also request input from a grade level representative with firsthand knowledge of the student’s performance. It is expected that student recipients of Financial Aid will, in all matters academic and social, perform to the best of their abilities. Financial assistance is offered to make it possible for deserving students who would otherwise be unable to attend to receive the benefits of a Scheck Hillel education. With financial aid resources being limited, Scheck Hillel will not subsidize substandard performance or lack of commitment on the part of any student or parent.
- All information provided by a family in the course of making an application for Financial Aid will be treated in the strictest of confidence at all times.
- The awarding of Financial Aid is an annual process. Awards are not automatically renewed from year to year. A separate application must be filed for each year in which Financial Aid is requested.
- Scheck Hillel will not make full awards covering all tuition and fees. We believe that every family, regardless of economic standing, should demonstrate a commitment to a child’s education at Scheck Hillel by making some contribution toward the cost of that education.
- Scheck Hillel reserves the right to withdraw any offer or award of Financial Aid if it is determined that incomplete, false or misleading information was used in the application process.
- Financial Aid awards cannot be made in cases where a student’s account carries a past due balance. In cases where an award is made for the upcoming school year and the account subsequently becomes delinquent, Scheck Hillel reserves the right to withdraw the Financial Aid offer.
- The income and resources of both parents must be included on any application for Financial Aid. This policy applies to parents who are divorced, separated, cohabiting, adoptive parents, or adults with legal guardianship of the child(ren). Any divorce decree excluding payment responsibility of either parent of payment of tuition will not be considered.
- If one parent does not work and there are no preschool children at home, a salary equal to the current maximum day tuition charge will be added to the family income in the computation of the Financial Aid need. Should either parent/legal guardian return to school and not continue working the previous income or the maximum day tuition will be added to the computation of the Financial Aid need. An exception may be made if a parent is caring for a disabled child, parent, grandparent, or critically ill child, parent or grandparent. Consideration will also be given for a parent who is homeschooling children. Documentation is required.
- Financial Aid at Scheck Hillel is based on demonstrated need, Each family’s situation is unique and must be subject to both objective and subjective analysis in reaching a decision as to any Financial Aid award. In making Financial Aid awards, Scheck Hillel will not subsidize lifestyle choices. If an applicant family is requesting assistance because they have chosen to commit their resources elsewhere (e.g. luxury automobiles, vacation homes, consumer debt, elective surgery, etc.) the school should not be expected to accommodate that decision. We believe that any family applying for financial assistance must place the highest priority on the education of their child(ren) and be willing to make an appropriate, and if necessary, sacrificial commitment to that end.