At Friends School of Portland, we are committed to making independent education more affordable for a widely diverse community of people through our recruitment efforts and our need-based financial aid policies.

Because funds are limited, FSP is able to subsidize only a portion of the total need in most cases. Tuition assistance is granted on an annual basis and new applications must be submitted each year.

To Qualify for Financial Aid

  • A student must be currently enrolled or applying for admission the following year in Kindergarten through 8th grade only. There is no tuition assistance available for the preschool program.

  • There must be a demonstrated need for financial aid according to the financial statements required for consideration.

  • Preference is given to currently enrolled families and children of Quaker families.

Financial aid decisions

Admission and financial aid decisions are made separately with one having no bearing on the other. The aid decision is made after the admission decision. A Tuition Assistance Committee makes all decisions regarding tuition assistance in accordance with School policy.

Families are notified of financial aid by mail and are expected to respond by the stated deadline. If the school has not received a signed award letter by that time, the award may be forfeited. Families may appeal the financial aid decision by submitting a letter clarifying any relevant change in circumstances or any factors they would like reconsidered.

To apply for financial aid

The deadline for new families to apply for financial aid for the 2020-21 school year is February 14, 2020. Friends School of Portland uses FACTS to process the financial assessment. To apply for financial aid, please visit the FACTS website. The application for the 2020-21 school year will be live on January 1, 2020.