Financial Aid Application Process
To begin the financial aid application process, check “Yes” on the school’s enrollment application form where it asks if you’d like to receive information about need-based financial aid. Diller-Quaile will then contact you.
Financial Aid Timelines:
Early Childhood Dept. Financial Aid Application Due Dates:
New students must submit all required documentation at the time of enrollment.
Returning students currently receiving financial aid and returning students applying for aid for the first time must submit all required documentation by April 30, 2017.
Instrumental and Vocal Dept. Financial Aid Application Due Dates:
New students must submit all required documentation at the time of their interview.
Returning students currently receiving financial aid or returning students applying for aid for the first time must submit all required documentation by April 30, 2017.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) ABOUT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Q: Does the School offer financial assistance?
A: Yes, the School administers a financial assistance program for families or adult students with limited financial means. Financial Aid amounts are based on proven need as documented by both parents and/or guardians. Financial Aid Amounts are subject to the availability of funds; therefore, please submit your information as soon as possible. Priority is given to returning students and students who apply by the specified deadlines.
Q: I’m a new student. Can I apply for need-based financial aid?
A: Yes. To begin the financial aid application process, check “Yes” on the school’s enrollment application form where it asks if you would like to receive information about need-based financial aid. We will then contact you.
Q: I’m a returning student and received aid last year. Do I need to re-apply?
A: Yes, you must apply for need-based aid for any year in which aid is being requested. A letter with instructions will automatically be mailed to your home in March.
Q: What documentation will I need to submit to apply for need-based financial aid
A: All families must complete the “Parents’ Financial Statement,” or PFS, online to sssbynais.org and send a signed copy of both parents’ and/or guardians’ 2016 Federal tax return to Diller-Quaile. Please follow the timeline listed.
Q: I have already applied for financial aid to my child’s other school/s. Do I need to complete the “PFS” form online again for Diller-Quaile?
A: No. However you must request that SSS forward a summary to Diller-Quaile. Diller-Quaile’s SSS code number is 2847. You must still provide Diller-Quaile with a copy of your 2016 Federal tax return.
Q: When can I expect to hear about financial aid awards?
A: The School will begin notifying Early Childhood financial aid applicants in June and Instrumental and Vocal financial aid applicants in August.
If you have questions regarding need-based financial assistance, please contact the School at 212-369-1484.