Who is eligible to apply?
We understand that every families’ financial portfolio is unique so we encourage you to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
with any specific questions. In general, we encourage the following families who have a financial need to apply:
What happens if I am denied tuition assistance?
- Families who are new to Mirman and feel they need Tuition Assistance
- Returning families who have received Tuition Assistance, or
- A current Mirman family who has a change in financial circumstances
- A current Mirman family who has a new sibling attending and feel they need Tuition Assistance
Any family who is denied tuition assistance has a right to appeal to the tuition assistance committee. Our committee handles these requests on a case by case basis.
If a family enters Mirman school without receiving tuition assistance it is our policy to not provide tuition assistance in the future unless there is a change in financial circumstances.
If I receive a tuition assistance award, can I expect to receive it for future years?
In general, if a family receives a tuition assistance award, they can expect to receive a similar award for their student’s time at Mirman as long as there are no significant changes to a family’s financial position.
In some cases, a one-year award may be given due to a significant limited circumstance (i.e. job loss). A one-year award will be clearly denoted in your tuition assistance notification.
What is covered by Tuition Assistance?
Currently our Tuition assistance covers tuition, overnight trips and new student fees. Generally, tuition assistance does not include after school care, enrichment classes, Camp Mirman, bus or transportation, lunch, uniforms, PSL Fee, technology fee, participation in PSL events and other incidental costs, though additional awards for these costs are available for families receiving a tuition assistance award greater than 75%.
Does everyone who applies and is eligible receive assistance?
Mirman is not able to provide Tuition Assistance for all families that are eligible. The requests for Tuition Assistance have historically exceeded the funds available. Each year, the Board of Trustees approves a Tuition Assistance Budget that the School must adhere to. While the above is true, we encourage families who need Tuition Assistance to apply.
Do I have to reapply for Tuition Assistance every year?
Yes, every family is required to submit their current financial data in the SSS form by the required deadline.
Who needs to complete the SSS form?
All parents or guardians who have a legal right to make decisions on a child’s education need to complete the SSS form.
How is Tuition Assistance determined?
Tuition Assistance applications are evaluated based on the SSS submission. SSS is an independent 3rd party system that is used by most independent schools. SSS makes a recommendation for an award based on your specific financial information. Mirman has a Tuition Assistance Committee made up of a small number of Administrative personnel. This Committee reviews each SSS application and primarily rely on the recommendation from SSS to inform decisions to award or deny a grant. A budget is approved by the Board of Trustees on the amount of Tuition Assistance grants each year. The Committee approves grants up to that amount. Current families on Tuition Assistance are given priority and the remaining funds available are distributed based on the financial needs of the new applicants received. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide 100% of the requested assistance.
Is my Tuition Assistance information confidential?
Yes, all information provided to SSS is highly secured. Those on the Mirman Tuition Assistance Committee are the only individuals reviewing the files, and we keep all information confidential.