Frequently Asked Questions
- What is Brentwood School’s 2019-20 tuition?
- What charges are not included in the price of tuition?
- Does financial assistance cover other school expenses?
- What are the ways that families can afford a Brentwood School education?
- What sort of financial assistance is available?
- Who can apply for financial assistance?
- Does Brentwood School give merit-based scholarships?
- Are athletic scholarships available?
- Must I repay this award?
- Are decisions regarding admission and financial assistance related?
- Is my financial assistance information confidential?
- How does the school determine financial need?
- How much financial assistance may I expect to receive?
- Is financial assistance renewable each year?
- I am not sure if our family will qualify for financial assistance. Is it worth applying?
- I have a child or children in college. Does the school consider this expense in determining the financial assistance award?
- How do I apply for financial assistance?
- What is the deadline for application?
- What do I do if my family can't afford the FAST fee?
- What if parents are divorced or separated?
- I already have a full-pay child at the school but do not have the resources to pay for a younger sibling. What do I do?
- What if I have children at other tuition-charging schools?
- When would I be notified of my award?
- What if I have additional questions about tuition or financial assistance?
Tuition does not include a variety of incidental goods and services that may be provided to students including (but not limited to): Grades K–5: Uniforms, overnight trips (Grades 4-5), bus service, and lunch program. Grades 6-12: Books, bus service, school trips, retreats, bookstore items, lunch program, and athletic trips.
Yes. Financial assistance is provided for approved school expenses such as books, retreat fees, lunch program, and transportation. Your covered expenses will be calculated based on your financial assistance award percentage. For additional information regarding expenses covered by financial assistance, please contact Erika Murillo, Financial Assistance Coordinator, at (310) 889-2639 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year, Brentwood School offers need-based financial assistance to make its educational experience accessible to qualified students. For information regarding financial assistance, please review this “Affording BWS” section or contact Erika Murillo, Financial Assistance Coordinator, at (310) 889-2639 or email@example.com.
No. In keeping with the National Association of Independent Schools principles of good practice, Brentwood School offers only need-based financial assistance. The school’s financial assistance program is designed to supplement family resources to allow the enrollment of qualified students who would not have been able to do so without the school's support.
The School’s Financial Assistance Committee is comprised of six members from various departments throughout school. The Committee considers numerous factors in determining need, such as the Parents’ Financial Statement, income tax returns, W-2’s, K-1’s, business tax returns, and short-term extenuating circumstances.
Families must reapply each year, and as long as a family qualifies for financial assistance (as demonstrated by annual applications), the school will continue to provide financial assistance. Adjustments for tuition increases and changes in a family’s financial picture will be determined based on the family’s application.
Since many factors enter into the determination of financial assistance, it is usually best to apply. Families who question whether they would qualify for assistance should feel free to consult with the Chair of the Financial Assistance Committee or Erika Murillo, Financial Assistance Coordinator, at (310) 889-2639 or firstname.lastname@example.org.