Student Financial Aid


Orinda Academy offers student financial aid based solely on need and awards it on a first-come, first-served basis for new applicants. The school subscribes to the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) in Princeton, NJ. SSS requires all interested families to submit specific financial information to determine eligibility.

How To Apply for Financial Aid

To be considered for financial aid, please complete the Parent Financial Statement (PFS). You may request a form from the admissions office, or you may complete the forms online. Orinda Academy's school code number is #5379.

The deadline for submission of the PFS form to SSS for financial assistance in the 2014-15 school year is no later than January 16th, 2014. After March 21st we still encourage families to apply though we have a limited amount of aid to award.

In addition to completing the PFS form, you must submit a copy of your 2013 federal and state income tax returns including all pages and schedules to the Admissions Office by February 14, 2014.

Divorced or Separated Parents/Guardians

In the case of divorce or separation, the parents/guardians must each complete individual PFS forms and submit their tax returns.

Awarding Financial Aid

Final determination of financial aid dollars rests with Orinda Academy's Financial Aid Committee. Financial aid dollars are subject to the availability of funds and number of financial aid applicants. Notification of award is sent when the applicant is offered an opportunity to enroll. Please be assured that all information is kept in the strictest confidence.

Orinda Academy admits students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, or handicap to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, assistance programs, athletic or other school administered programs.

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