Tuition Assistance

Central to the mission of The Brandeis School of San Francisco is a commitment to provide an outstanding education to a diverse population of qualified students. In order to remain accessible to families from a wide range of backgrounds, we direct a substantial portion of our operating budget towards tuition assistance. We are proud of this tradition, which enables us to serve a broad and socio-economically diverse student population.

Applying for tuition assistance will not prejudice a student's application for admission in any way, and we strongly encourage families who have concerns about their ability to afford the full tuition to apply for tuition assistance. While every family is expected to contribute to the cost of tuition and fees and to support the community to the extent individual family circumstances permit, the school does not expect all families to pay tuition at the highest level. 


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  • Tuition Assistance Application Process

    The Brandeis School of San Francisco uses School and Student Services (SSS) to process tuition assistance applications. Based on the detailed information that you provide in the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS), SSS gives us a recommended amount your family can contribute to educational expenses.

    The Brandeis School of San Francisco uses the SSS recommendation, along with each family’s PFS information and tax returns, to make fair and equitable tuition assistance decisions. 
  • SSS Website Link and Information about Required Documents

    • To submit a Parent Financial Statement (PFS) online, please go to
      The school code for The Brandeis School of San Francisco is 1789. 

    • Upload a copy of your 2020 federal tax return, including all schedules, W-2s, and 1099s by Friday, January 14, 2022 (returning families), or by Tuesday, February 1, 2022 (prospective families). Please upload all 2021 1099s and/or W-2s as soon as possible, but no later than March 1, 2022. 2021 federal tax returns, including all schedules, must be uploaded by Monday, April 18, 2022. 

    • If you are part of a partnership or S-Corporation, we ask that you provide your 2020 corporate and partnership returns and all K-1s by the applicable deadline, and your 2021 return as soon as the tax documents are filed.

Important Information

  • For returning Brandeis families, the deadline to submit financial information to SSS is Friday, January 14, 2022. 
  • For prospective families, the deadline to submit financial information to SSS is Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Late applications will only be considered if funds remain available. 
  • For questions, please contact Malika Densby, Director of Human Resources and Financial Aid, at
All returning families applying for tuition assistance for the 2022–23 school year must have uploaded their FY 2020 tax documents by Friday, January 14, 2022. FY 2021 tax documents must be submitted as soon as they are filed—or by April 18, 2022. A tuition assistance application cannot be reviewed unless the FY 2020 tax documents have been submitted. It is not necessary to re-submit FY 2020 taxes if they have been filed as part of the prior year's application. When uploading tax documents, please include the tax filing year in the name of the file.

Importantly, tuition assistance determinations are not final until you have submitted tax information for 2021. If the information on your 2021 return differs significantly from your PFS, tuition may be adjusted accordingly.

Notification of tuition assistance determinations will be communicated through the enrollment agreement on the same schedule as admission decision letters—in February and March for returning Brandeis families, and in March for prospective families.

You can submit documents online or by mail. Your application will not be complete until you pay the application fee to SSS NAIS. When submitting documents by mail, be sure to include the Required Documents Cover Sheet from SSS. For assistance, contact the SSS Service Center for Parents at 800-344-8328 or

Brandeis admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.