FOR PEREGRINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
The priority deadline to apply for flexible tuition for the 2019-20 academic year is March 15, 2019. Following that date we will be accepting applications on a rolling basis.
Peregrine Elementary School recognizes that paying for a private school education can be a challenge for families. We are committed to keeping our elementary program accessible to families from a range of economic backgrounds. To achieve this goal, Peregrine Elementary School began offering flexible tuition in the 2016-17 academic year to families who apply and demonstrate financial need. Tuition is the same for all grade levels.
TO APPLY for Flexible Tuition, click the button below. You will be re-directed to TADS, a third party that offers financial management services to private schools. Flexible Tuition applications require submission of your most recent tax return. We recommend initially using this worksheet to gather your answers to questions on the application. Do not submit the worksheet. If you have general questions about the program, please refer to the FAQ’s below or call our Admissions Administrator at (530) 753-5500. If you have questions about completing the application, call the support phone number listed on the TADS web page.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS FLEXIBLE TUITION? Our Flexible Tuition Program gives families – from those who can only afford the minimum tuition to those who can afford almost full tuition the opportunity to apply for reduced tuition. Flexible Tuition ranges from 20% of full tuition to 95% of full tuition. In determining each family’s ability to pay, Peregrine Elementary School considers numerous factors including income, assets, family size, number of children in tuition-charging schools and unusual expenses e.g., care of an elderly parent. Due to our limited resources, we may not be able to offer flexible tuition to every student who qualifies for both admission and a reduced tuition.
IS MY FAMILY ELIGIBLE FOR FLEXIBLE TUITION? We cannot determine the level of tuition award until the family submits a completed application.
IF A FAMILY PARTICIPATES IN THE FLEXIBLE TUITION PROGRAM THIS YEAR, DOES THE FAMILY STAY IN THE PROGRAM UNTIL GRADUATION? To remain in the Flexible Tuition Program, the family must reapply each year. Provided family circumstances remain the same and Peregrine Elementary School’s resources can continue to support the program to the same extent, Peregrine Elementary School intends to fund the student for the duration of their time here.
IN THE CASE OF FAMILIES WITH TWO HOUSEHOLDS (I.E., DIVORCED, SEPARATED) OR UNMARRIED PARTNERS IN THE SAME HOUSEHOLD, DO BOTH HOUSEHOLDS OR BOTH PARENTS/GUARDIANS HAVE TO SUBMIT FINANCIAL INFORMATION? Yes. All households must participate in the application process, and provide financial information along with the last year's tax documents i.e., 1040, W-2, and relevant schedules, for consideration in the Flexible Tuition Program. Peregrine Elementary School determines ability to pay by factoring in all available resources from parents, step-parents, and unmarried partners, regardless of custody or other legal issues. If you have questions based on your specific situation, please call our Admissions Administrator at (530) 753-5500.
IF A FAMILY PARTICIPATES IN THE FLEXIBLE TUITION PROGRAM, ARE THEY STILL ELIGIBLE FOR SIBLING DISCOUNTS ON TUITION? Yes. Sibling discounts will be applied to the tuition determined by the Flexible Tuition program.
WILL PEREGRINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STILL BE OFFERING FINANCIAL AID? The Flexible Tuition Program replaces our financial aid program.