|January 14, 2014
||Admissions application deadline
|January 31, 2014
||Re-enrollment and sibling contracts mailed
|February 6, 2014
||Financial Aid application deadline – all families
|February 13, 2014
||Re-enrollment contract and deposit deadline
|March 13, 2014
New Family Admissions notifications mailed
Financial Aid award notifications mailed – all families
|March 20, 2014
||Financial Aid award acceptance deadline – all families
|March 24, 2014
||Enrollment contract and deposit deadline
Open Window School is committed to preparing students for success in a diverse and changing world. We seek to offer our students a learning environment that is representative of our community: socially, culturally and economically. OWS strives to maintain a student population that represents the diverse socio-economic backgrounds of our community. Toward that end, the purpose of Open Window School’s financial aid program is to provide financial assistance to families for whom, without such assistance, an OWS education would not be an option.
Financial Aid is awarded on the basis of a family’s financial need. A variety of criteria are considered, including income (taxable and nontaxable), assets, number of dependents, age of parents, number of children attending tuition-based schools, number of parents who are working, etc. This information is balanced with data about living expenses, medical costs, indebtedness, and other factors such as child support and legal expenses.
To gather information and objectively evaluate it, OWS subscribes to School and Student Service (SSS) for Financial Aid, a service provided by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). All financial aid application information, including requested supporting documentation, should be submitted to SSS either online or via mail. Please note that online submission provides the most expedient application processing, and also costs less than submitting a paper application via mail.
Please see our Financial Aid Policy for more information about our Philosophy and Guidelines, including the requirement that dual household families (separated, divorced, never married) submit financial information for both households.
Financial aid application documents are kept strictly confidential in the Business Office or on the secure server of SSS. Please see the SSS website for information regarding their security protocols.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)