About Flexible Tuition
For the 2021-2022 school year, Archer awarded over $4.2 million in Flexible Tuition. While the School cannot promise Flexible Tuition to all families that apply, we strive to provide grants to the widest possible socioeconomic range of students. The School believes that parents have an obligation to pay the educational expenses of their children. Therefore, every family is expected to have utilized all financing avenues available to them before Flexible Tuition is issued. If a family has children over the age of six, it is expected that both parents are employed. In addition, a family's eligibility will be based on the analysis of second mortgages, retirement funds, savings accounts, funds from extended family members, and bank loans. All Archer families pay some tuition.
In reviewing each application, the Flexible Tuition Committee considers both FAST’s recommendation and any additional financial information the family is asked to provide including: the family’s other children, additional dependents, all sources of income, priority of spending, debts and expenses. Our FAQs cover many questions that have to do with policy. Please read through all of them, especially if you are new to the process.
The deadline to apply for Flexible Tuition for current Archer families is December 15, 2021. The deadline to apply for Flexible Tuition for new applicant families is January 14, 2022.