Metairie Park Country Day School has a need-based financial aid program for Pre-K through Grade 12, with about 20% of students receiving aid. This program helps bridge the gap between what a family can contribute and the total cost of tuition. The deadline for families to submit all financial aid materials for consideration for the 2023-2024 school year is February 15, 2023.
Financial need is not a factor in evaluating applications for admission. Still, new families should indicate on the admission application that they might apply for financial aid to receive information about this program.
Country Day uses the School and Student Services (SSS) as its financial aid application provider. SSS recommends to Country Day a financial aid award amount. All information is reviewed only by the Financial Aid Committee and is held in the strictest confidence. Funds are awarded on a first-come-first-served basis; therefore, it is important to apply for financial aid promptly.
Families can begin their financial aid application for the 2023-2024 school year. The deadline for submission for first-round consideration is February 15, 2023. All completed applications received by the stated deadline will receive first-round consideration. For your file to be considered “complete,” families must have submitted the Additional Information Questionnaire and the SSS application and have uploaded the required tax documents.
APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID
Go to the School and Student Services website. Complete the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) for the 2023-2024 school year. Country Day's code is 5050. If you applied for financial aid last year, then log in as a returning family using the email address and password that you set up last year. There is a $60 fee due upon submission of your PFS.
Submit the Additional Information Questionnaire by February 15, 2023. You can email your completed form to Cecilia Leon-Drago, fax to (504) 849-3170, or mail to the school.
If this is your first time applying for financial aid, submit a copy of your 2021 income tax return. Tax returns should be uploaded to your SSS account. Tax returns should NOT be emailed to Country Day.
Submit the following tax forms directly to SSS before February 15, 2023: