Many families need assistance in order to make it possible to invest in a Watershed education. While we expect all families to contribute to the cost of our program, roughly 40% of Watershed families benefit from a Flexible Tuition Program that helps to bridge the gap. If financial concerns are the barrier to applying for admission, we encourage you to apply for Flexible Tuition.
how to apply for flexible tuition
STEP 1: FACTS ApplicatioN
The FACTS process looks at the big picture of your finances to help assess an amount that your family is able to pay for tuition. If you have any questions or concerns about the application process, you may speak with a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 1-866-315-9262, or contact them at www.factstuitionaid.com. Please note that it may take up to 2 weeks for your application and supporting tax documents to be processed by FACTS. Please do NOT wait until the school’s deadline to complete your application and upload documents.
STEP 2: Flexible tuition Committee Review
Each application and essay will be reviewed by the Flexible Tuition Committee, which grants aid on the basis of demonstrated financial need and the availability of funds. The Committee must balance the family’s ability to pay tuition against standards that ensure equitable distribution of awards. Award decisions are based on the FACTS assessment and factors such as income, assets, extenuating circumstances and a demonstrated commitment to a Watershed School education.
other forms of financial assistance
In addition to need based financial assistance, there are merit grants available. Merit grants are awarded to new students based on the expectation of being an exemplary student (academic and citizenship) who brings an extraordinary quality to the Watershed School community. Merit grants are awarded to students who have a realistic expectation of paying tuition without the grant in future years, but with financial assistance.
Sallie Mae – the nation’s leading provider of private student loans – to offer loans to families who are pursuing financial aid options. To learn more about Sallie Mae educational loans, please visit the Sallie Mae K-12 Family Education Loan website. The Watershed School code is 607491.