Financial Resources

Financing Your Education at ANA

Financing Your Education at ANADoes your son possess the following? Leadership Potential, Good Character, Strong Academic Records, Positive Discipline Record and a High Commitment to Attend?

If your son meets the above criteria, and if you qualify for financial assistance, we encourage you to discuss financial options with us.

Discounts: In addition to financial assistance, a 10% tuition discount is applied for the following: siblings (second student), alumnus (parent), and active military (parent ID required).  Discount(s) can be combined with a financial assistance award.

Payment Plans: The Academy offers two payment plan options (single or seven payments).

Scholarships for Military Families: The Academy offers Gold Star families an opportunity to apply for scholarships.

GoFundMe: Consider a personal GoFundMe fundraising page for your son's tuition. This is not an endorsement. Learn more about GoFundMe here.

529 College Savings Funds: A 529 plan lets families save money for college and recently, important changes were made to 529 plans that will affect millions of taxpayers. Families may use 529 plan funds towards private school tuition due to new laws. Policies differ from state to state, so please consult with your CPA.

Timeline and Deadlines - Academic Year 2019-2020

For new families, immediately following acceptance and submission of the enrollment contract with first payment, the SSS online application and tax docs should be submitted if applying for financial assistance.

April - If applying for Financial Assistance, please remit both the NAIS/SSS application and last year's official tax return documentation for review and award consideration.  To ensure that you receive first priority consideration for financial assistance, please file your taxes by the April 15th deadline and apply for Financial Assistance after filing.

May - Financial Assistance Award Letters are generally sent out by email in the month of May after all applications have been reviewed.

Eligibility

After the new applicant has been officially accepted and received their Continuous Enrollment Agreement (CEA), families may apply for financial assistance. Financial need is determined by the NAIS/SSS application, U.S. official tax documents, and an internal review. The internal review considers the student's academic record, school attendance, discipline records, and his commitment to attend the Academy. To receive the full benefit of our program and to ensure that your son can attend the Academy through graduation, we strongly encourage parents to create a long-term financial plan.

Note: Returning families must submit the SSS and Tax docs for each academic year their Cadet will attend. If you received a CEA, there is no need to go through the admission application process again. If you did not receive a CEA, please check email filtered folders or contact the Admission Office.

How to Apply for Financial Assistance

Step One: Complete the SSS online application after your son has been officially accepted. If you are a returning family, please complete these steps for every year of enrollment (awards are reviewed and adjusted annually).

The Academy uses the national financial aid standards and guidelines established by the School and Student Service (SSS) system for financial aid. SSS methodology determines what a family might reasonably be expected to contribute toward educational expenses. This formula considers the income, assets, and expenses of both students and parents. The total amount available is divided among all children attending tuition-charging schools. This application is reviewed alongside tax documentation.

Families wishing to be considered for financial aid must submit a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) annually online through the SSS system. After official acceptance (new students) or receipt of the re-enrollment contract (returning students), please complete the online application on the following website: SSS/NAIS Family Portal.  (School Code: 1201)

Step Two: Submit a copy of last year's official tax return with all schedules by uploading directly through SSS.  We can only accept official documents and cannot accept previous year tax returns even if tax extensions have been granted.

Parents/Legal Guardians are required to submit a copy of their official Federal Tax return (IRS Form 1040, 1040 A, or 1040 EZ,  with all supplemental schedules and enclosures). Incomplete documents or past tax years will not be considered.

Step Three:  Consider applying for a loan.  Please contact the Office of Admission after official acceptance.

Loans are based on Fico scores and interest rates may vary. Loans can be combined with financial assistance awards, not to exceed the total tuition and expenses.  The applicant must be officially accepted before the family applies for a loan. The Academy is not affliliated with lenders.

Your Tuition Solution:
Phone: 800.920.9777
www.yourtuitionsolution.com

Please note:

Our financial assistance is limited each year and comes directly from our operating budget. Applicants who meet the deadline and all eligibility requirements will be processed for financial assistance. Applications that are remitted after the deadline will be considered only if funds are remaining in the budget.  Please contact an Associate in the Office of Admission to explore all options.

Questions?  Please call the Office of Admission at 888.762.2338