We believe that the cost of independent school education should not be a deterrent to families considering private education.
We encourage any family who feels they may need financial assistance to apply for financial aid.
Walker’s Financial Aid Program provides highly-qualified girls with the opportunity for a top-notch education, while fostering a well-balanced, richly diverse student body. Our financial aid program is need-based and does not include merit, athletic or academic scholarships.
Financial Aid Process
The Ethel Walker School uses the service “School and Student Services (SSS)” to process our financial aid applications. Families must submit their financial information on the form entitled “Parent’s Financial Statement (PFS)”. Based on the financial information families provide on their Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS), SSS will use a standard calculation to determine the families “Estimated Family Contribution EFC” which is an estimated amount that families can contribute toward educational expenses. The Ethel Walker Financial Aid Committee uses this estimation, in concert with supporting tax documentation, as a starting point that will aid in the determination of a fair and objective financial aid award. Learn More
For the 2020-2021 school year, The Ethel Walker School requires families applying for financial aid to provide 2017 and 2018 financial information as part of their aid application. The purpose of this is to make it easier and less stressful for families to apply for financial aid, as families will have all of their tax information at the time they complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). If you have special circumstances that you would like the Financial Aid Committee to consider, please add these at the end of your PFS. Our deadline for returning families to apply for financial aid is January 1, 2020 and for prospective families January 15, 2020. If you have any questions regarding this change, please do not hesitate to contact our office. The SSS website also provides helpful tools to guide you through the process of applying for financial aid.