It is Rivermont's continuing goal that economic standing should not be a factor in admission. Families are encouraged to apply for tuition assistance. Many families receive some form of tuition adjustment. Rivermont Collegiate follows the guidelines for tuition assistance set forth by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Tuition assistance is made on the basis of need as determined by the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) in Princeton, New Jersey. In addition, Rivermont asks that families complete a more specific budget worksheet, and submit current income tax information.
We recommend that families interested in tuition assistance apply for admission and tuition assistance as early as possible. We have limited funds available for tuition assistance and as the admission season passes, our ability to offer tuition assistance decreases. To apply for tuition assistance, please contact Cindy Murray, Admission Director, and request a packet of information and forms. You may also begin the process by using the links under Admission Resources to download forms directly.
Complete the Parents Financial Statement (PFS). This form is part of the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS). This organization works with the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) to help member schools administer their financial aid. This form can be obtained through Rivermont however accessing the form online is preferred.
Complete the Rivermont Monthly Budget Worksheet. This form will come in our tution assistance packet or is available as a PDF at the link under Admission Resources. When complete, please send this form directly to Rivermont's Admission Office.
Rivermont requires a copy of your final 2007 income tax returns (and all accompanying schedules and attachments) as soon as they are complete. Please also include a copy of your W2 forms (or Schedule C, if you are self-employed).
Award Decision Process
The admission committee must accept the application for admission before the tuition assistance award process takes place. The admission decision is treated separately from the tuition assistance award process. This is in accordance with NAIS Principles of Good Practice (found at www.nais.org). Once the results of the PFS, Monthly Budget Worksheet, and tax returns are submitted, the file will be reviewed by the Tuition Assistance Committee. If possible the admission decision and the enrollment contract containing the tuition assistance grant will be sent at the same time. All information received by the Admission Office and reviewed by the Tuition Assistance Committee is held in the strictest confidence.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
The School shall admit students of any race, color, religion, gender, age, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic or other school-administered programs.