Grades K-12 Varied Tuition
Stratford Academy considers it a vital part of our mission to make our college preparatory program available to talented and ambitious students throughout the Middle Georgia area regardless of the family's ability to pay. With this goal in mind, Stratford offers a range of tuitions to help bright students and their families join our excellent school.
Every family is expected to contribute to the cost of tuition and fees, thereby supporting the community to the extent family circumstances permit. Stratford Academy is committed to providing educational opportunities to all deserving students. Stratford offers variable tuition based on a family's financial need as determined by The School and Student Service (SSS), a division of the Education Testing Service. Families are required to submit a financial statement to SSS, with a $51.00 fee for analysis and send a copy of this same financial statement, with a most recent 1040 form, to Stratford Academy. SSS calculates the amount of demonstrated need and files a report with Stratford. Families wishing to submit an application on-line may do so by visiting http://sssbynais.org/parents.
Students applying for admission to Stratford do so with the understanding that admission decisions are based on a student's abilities and the potential for contribution to the life of our school. The ability to pay tuition does not play a part in the Admissions Committee's decision to offer or deny admission to any applicant. All recipients of the varied tuition are expected to remain in good academic standing, exhibit exemplary behavior and remain current in their financial obligations to the school. Failure to comply with any of these expectations may result in the termination of the varied tuition.
Varied tuition awards are made on a one-year basis. The application process with SSS must be repeated each year of a student's enrollment at Stratford. The Varied Tuition Committee also considers the student's overall academic, social, and disciplinary record at the school in making decisions about varied tuition for returning students. All information regarding tuition is held in strictest confidence by the Varied Tuition Committee.