Tuition Assistance Program
Bayou Village School is committed to the principle that every child should be able to attend our school. We offer a program for tuition assistance to help families meet the expenses of private education.
Bayou Village School is nonsectarian and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion and national or ethnic origin in its administrative or admissions policies. Bayou Village School strives for a cultural diversity in its student body that directly reflects that of the broader community to which it belongs.
Tuition assistance is available on the basis of need. Bayou Village School expects all families to take a hard look at their finances to determine ways to make tuition fall within their budgetary means before turning to tuition assistance. A general guideline for eligibility is that a family should devote 8% to 15% of their gross annual income to the education of their children. This range takes into account several different family circumstances including the cases of single and divorced parents. These guidelines are not fixed and all applications are reviewed on an individual basis. Accordingly, special circumstances that can profoundly affect a family’s financial resources are considered in an appropriate manner.
Programs for which Assistance is Available
Tuition assistance is available for tuition to the Sunflower Garden class, the Sweet Peas Kindergarten Class and the Grades program. Assistance does not cover any fees other than monthly tuition.
Bayou Village School uses a nationally recognized service, TADS, to process financial aid applications. TADS applies standardized criteria to determine to what extent each family needs assistance to pay for one year’s tuition. To apply for financial aid, please go online to www.mytads.com, click on ‘Financial Aid Assessment’ and follow the instructions. The TADS Financial Aid Worksheet is designed to assist in completing the application. Bayou Village School’s board of directors uses information from the TADS process to allocate the amount of financial aid available.
There is a limited amount of financial assistance to be granted. The Board strives to award these funds with overall needs of the community in mind. Awards of tuition assistance generally range between 5% and 50% of a family’s total tuition cost. All grants are made at the sole discretion of Bayou Village School’s Board of Directors.
Awards are made for a period of up to one academic year and are subject to adjustments for changes to your enrollment in Bayou Village School programs. Those seeking assistance for more than one academic year must reapply. Receipt of tuition assistance does not guarantee that assistance will be available in the following year. A family may apply for tuition assistance each year they participate in the educational programs of Bayou Village School.
"Education is not a race where the prize goes to the one who finishes first. To help young children develop a lifelong love of learning we need to respect and strengthen their individual abilities."
- The Alliance for Childhood