Tuition Assistance

Sibling Discount & Financial Aid

Sunny Hollow Montessori offers tuition assistance to families by offering a sibling discount as well as financial aid. The sibling discount is a savings of ten percent off the younger child(ren)’s tuition. Each year the Board of Trustees designates funds for tuition assistance. Applications for assistance are processed by Student Services for Financial Aid, a unit of the National Association of Independent Schools and reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee on a need-based, case-by-case basis. The following process ensures that Sunny Hollow Montessori’s financial aid committee tracks, reviews and awards properly and efficiently.

How to Apply

To be considered for Financial Aid a student must be currently enrolled or have made an application for admission to Sunny Hollow.

Returning family Financial Aid deadline is February 15th

New family Financial Aid deadline is March 14th

A complete application includes the following:

Fully completed Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) online at sss.nais.org.

Uploaded copy of 2014 Federal 1040 tax forms, along with schedules, W-2 and/or 1099s.

In cases of divorce or separation, both parents are required to apply. Each parent should complete the Parents Financial Statement (PFS) and list the other parent in the ‘Other Parent’ section of the application. SSS will link the applications via the child’s name and that ‘Other Parent’ information.

All adults of the household and related information should be reported on the SSS form, including step-parents, co-habitating partners, etc.

Early Childhood Education Assistance

Early Learning Scholarships are offered by the State of Minnesota and administered by Parent Aware. Eligible families may receive up to $5000/year for each child to attend a program rated 3- or 4-stars by Parent Aware. Visit the Minnesota Department of Education page for more information.

Sunny Hollow is a Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) provider and is registered with various counties throughout the metro area. Learn more about this program here.

Tuition Assistance applications are made on line here. Priority is given to applications from returning households. All households must apply each year to be considered.