Total Educational Costs for 2020-21
Lunch, books, and required activities are included in the total educational costs. Families should budget for after-school care for Lower School students and transportation.
Riverdale has a $9.5 million financial aid budget. Financial aid allows us to have socio-economic diversity throughout the school and to support students who are the best fit for our community. We expect families to use all resources at their disposal, including employment potential, to contribute towards tuition, and we then aim to meet 100% of demonstrated need. We offer payment plans to assist with tuition payment.
Financial aid is also available for some co-curricular programs, including, but not limited to, after-school and summer programs, global studies trips, and athletic, artistic, and service-learning activities. For more information, contact Blair Parker, Director of Financial Aid, at email@example.com. During a student’s senior year, we counsel families through the college financial aid application process.
A Fair and Equitable Process
We offer need-based grants to families who demonstrate need through our financial aid application process. Financial aid applicants must submit the financial aid application and their previous year’s complete federal tax return. Each application is assessed individually, and applications for continued assistance are filed annually. The application process takes into account many aspects of a family’s finances including expenses, assets, debts, and income. There is no income cutoff for families receiving financial aid. Decisions about admission and financial aid are made separately, but information about your financial aid application will accompany your acceptance letter. After receiving your financial aid notification, you may contact the Financial Aid Office with questions.
How to Apply
Riverdale partners with School and Student Services (SSS) to facilitate the financial aid application process. Please click here to learn how to start an account with SSS, complete the Parent Financial Statement (PFS), upload the necessary supporting documents, pay and submit your application. Please note our SSS School Code is 6052. The financial aid application deadline is December 15, 2020 for prospective Riverdale families. To complete your application in SSS, you will need your 2019 tax documents and documentation about your current income and household expenses. You may also submit an additional statement through SSS to explain your family’s financial situation to the Riverdale Financial Aid Committee.
Riverdale se asocia con School and Student Services (SSS) para facilitar el proceso de solicitud de ayuda financiera. Haga clic aquí para aprender cómo abrir una cuenta con SSS, completar el Estado financiero principal (PFS), cargar los documentos de respaldo necesarios, pagar y enviar su solicitud. Tenga en cuenta que nuestro Código Escolar SSS es 6052. La fecha límite para la solicitud de ayuda financiera es el 15 de diciembre de 2020 para las posibles familias de Riverdale. Para completar su solicitud en SSS, necesitará sus documentos fiscales del 2019 y documentación sobre sus ingresos actuales y gastos domésticos. También puede enviar una declaración adicional a través de SSS para explicar la situación financiera de su familia al Comité de Ayuda Financiera de Riverdale.