NEED HELP COMPLETING YOUR PARENTS' FINANCIAL STATEMENT (PFS)?
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■ Could the request for aid negatively affect the chances of being accepted for admission?
Admissions committee members make their decisions independently. Then, if financial aid funds cannot cover all accepts, families could be denied aid or put on the Financial Aid Wait List. On some occasions, applicants may be moved to the admissions Wait Pool.
■ Are any forms required other than the PFS and taxes/W2?
No. Campbell Hall does not have supplementary forms, however an explanation of any special circumstances is appreciated. You may either write in the comments section of the PFS, or send a letter directly to the Campbell Hall Financial Aid Office. Letters may be emailed to
■ What should I do if I have not received my W2 before the January 13 PFS deadline?
You should estimate. Amounts are corrected by the financial aid office after your tax information is received. The top priority is to have your child’s PFS in the SSS system before January 13 in order to be considered for the coming year.
How do I know if I would qualify for aid?
First, a family should look at all personal avenues for meeting costs. If all available resources from both parents' full-time employment are still not enough to meet tuition costs, then the family may qualify for aid.
■ What happens if I cannot meet the financial aid deadlines (e.g. tax return extensions, non-cooperation from one parent)?
There’s no question that you are at a disadvantage if your file is not complete within the time frame listed on this website. We start making grants for completed files on February 24, the day all taxes are due, and we continue until funds run out. We do understand, however, that sometimes factors are beyond the family’s control. In such cases families are placed on the Financial Aid Wait List. During the spring and early summer if funds are available, and if the file has become complete, we are happy to make grants that take into account your calculated need, and our remaining funds.
■ What is the difference between “financial aid” and a “scholarship”?
All Campbell Hall financial aid is need-based. The word “scholarship” implies a merit-based program such as those offered at the college level for a special talent, i.e. in academics, athletics, art, music, drama, etc.
■ Where does the money come from?
Funding is from the school’s operating budget, foundation grants, and major donors.
■ Is there a minimum G.P.A. required to maintain a student’s grant?
No. The school’s academic standards apply to all of our students equally. The financial aid program is meant to be the great equalizer—all students on campus have the same opportunity to succeed and to learn from their mistakes. Students receiving aid are only known by the financial aid and business offices, so no teachers are ever aware of who receives aid nor are they asked for academic reports on any student.
■ Is preference given to any special group?
Priority goes to older students since they need funds for a shorter period and are preparing for college. Consideration is sometimes given to present Campbell Hall families who have an emergency or other unforeseen circumstance that can be documented. It is not recommended that a family enroll in the school with an intent to apply for aid at a later date.
The financial aid program does support socioeconomic and ethnic diversity; however, that is the natural result rather than the goal of the program. Our goal in expanding financial aid is to open the door to education for any young person who is eager to learn and to achieve.
■ What if I don’t qualify for a grant, but still feel I cannot afford full tuition?
Low-interest education loans with repayment plans of up to 10 years are offered by several banks. All loans are based upon creditworthiness and are available to families who do not qualify for a financial aid grant, or who need assistance beyond the grant amount.
■ Does financial aid cover school fees and other expenses?
Families are usually responsible for payment of fees. In some cases, however, the school may be able to discount special programs or costs. Families who qualify for federal lunch programs will receive additional support for non-tuition costs.
If you wish to discuss your family’s situation or have further questions, please call Eileen Powers, Director of Financial Aid at (818) 505-5317 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SSS helpline is available in English and Spanish at 1-800-344-8328.