Bennett Grants

To ensure that our school embodies our core values of excellence, integrity, and diversity we have established a grant program that aims to make a Bennett Day education accessible to families from all income levels.

We are committed to maintaining a community of culturally diverse students from all backgrounds, regardless of financial means. Bennett Grants are variable, based on an individual family’s specific financial situation. Grant awards range from $500 to 100% of tuition expense, based on the calculated family need and circumstances, and the availability of Bennett Grant dollars in a given school year. Bennett Grant awards are given based on a myriad of considerations that may impact your day to day. This can include but is not limited to childcare costs, healthcare expenses, and household composition.

Bennett Grants are an ongoing commitment between the school and our families. The school anticipates that Bennett Grants will follow the child throughout their school career, reflective of the families’ need and circumstances. Grant recipient families submit a Bennett Grant application through a third party partner, TADS, each year. If you have any questions, please email the Bennett Grants Committee at bennettgrants@bennettday.org. If you would like to learn more about what is included in tuition, please click here.


Important Grant Application Deadlines:

  • New Families: January 17, 2020
  • Affiliate Families: November 15, 2019
  • Re-Enrollment Agreements will go out January 15, 2020 and be due back January 31, 2020

Grant FAQs

Will my application for Bennett Grants impact my child's application for admission?
The admissions committee does not use grants application information in its admissions decisions.
Can I submit my Bennett Grant application after the deadline?

Bennett Grant applications submitted to TADS after the deadlines will be considered based on availability of funds. Families who have submitted applications by the deadlines have first priority.

Who will have access to my Bennett Grant records?

All financial documents, including W2 and additional tax records, are submitted directly to TADS.

The Bennett Grant committee has sole access to the TADS applications. The School does not keep hard copies of any financial records submitted to TADS. Applications and awards are kept completely confidential.

Does the school offer aid for any fees in addition to tuition?
There is a separate auxiliary grants budget provided for families interested in auxiliary care that families can request. Participation in all aspects of school life is a part of our Bennett Grants commitment to all families.

 

Is tuition at Bennett Day School eligible for the K-12 Education Expense Credit?
It is possible that your tuition fees are eligible for a K-12 Education Expense Credit. Please contact your tax advisor for details and information on eligibility.
Does a Bennett Grant award for one academic year guarantee the same award the following year?
Bennett Grants are an ongoing commitment between the school and our families. The school anticipates that Bennett Grants will follow the child throughout their school career, reflective of the families’ need and circumstances.
Will my Bennett Grant award eligibility change from year to year?
Families receiving grant funds do need to re-apply for funding every year to account for any changes in the family’s financial situation. However, Bennett Grants are an ongoing commitment between the school and our families. The school anticipates that Bennett Grants will follow the child throughout their school career, reflective of the families’ need and circumstances.
How much does it cost to apply for a Bennett Grant through TADS?

The TADS application fee is $39 and is valid for all of your children that are enrolled or are applying in a given year. You will need to pay this fee each year that you apply for Bennett Grants through TADS.

How do I submit my application to TADS?

You will submit all required documents, including your federal income tax return, including all schedules, W-2s and 1099s, to TADS. These documents can be sent by mail or submitted via the online application to TADS.