Tuition and Financial Assistance
Families looking for quality education often look at the independent school setting. Independent schools offer definite benefits: smaller classes, excellent teaching, close student-teacher relationships, and a sense of family involvement. Such a quality education requires commitment from the school, the students, and the parents. The comparative value of a Prep education is widely acknowledged to be unsurpassed.
The Board of Trustees sets the tuition for each school year.
The Foundation Membership Fee and the Enrollment Fee must accompany the Enrollment Contract, due February 1. Tuition is due beginning each year on June 10.
Tuition and Fees for School Year 2014-2015
||7 - 12
|FOUNDATION MEMBERSHIP, paid only one time per family when the first student enrolls
|ENROLLMENT FEE PER STUDENT, paid yearly. Discounted fee due February 1. After February 1, fee increases monthly
||$ 725 – $945
||$725 - $945
|ANNUAL TUITION, due June 10
|SEMIANNUAL TUITION, due June 10 and December 10
|MONTHLY TUITION, 12 payments drafted June 10 through May 10
|TECHNOLOGY AND BOOK USE FEE, paid at book distribution in early August
Additional expenses vary by student schedules and personal preferences. These include school supplies, lab fees, uniforms and meals at school. Participation in some optional school activities requires specialized clothing, equipment, and some travel expenses.
Membership in the Jackson Preparatory School Foundation is a prerequisite for enrollment. Each family is required to hold one membership. The membership is a one-time, non-refundable expense per family and covers all children in the family eligible to attend Jackson Prep.
Books are leased at the beginning of the school year. The book use fee will include workbooks and novels used during the school year. Textbooks must be returned in good condition at the end of the school year to avoid additional charges.
Tuition Assistance: The Flexible Tuition Program
Jackson Prep believes that qualified students who desire a Prep education should not be denied that opportunity because of economic hardship. Therefore, Prep has established the Flex Tuition Program to help families in need Flex Tuition is awarded strictly on the basis of need. Jackson Prep does not award any athletic or academic merit scholarships.
The Flex Tuition program requires that each family complete online an application to the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) in Princeton, NJ. This national independent school service provides a financial evaluation of the family’s resources. [Please visit http://sss.nais.org/parents/ for more information.] Based upon available funds, Prep attempts to meet the demonstrated need as reported by School and Student Service for Financial Aid.
Decisions on admission and tuition assistance are separate. Regardless of financial need, parents should proceed with the admission process as soon as possible. School and Student Service for Financial Aid Forms are available to current recipients beginning in November and to new students upon acceptance. Applications for financial aid should be begun by February 1 and completed by March 1 of each year of enrollment.
For further tuition assistance information and to begin the analysis process, visit the School Scholarship Services website http://sss.nais.org/parents/. For questions regarding the process of tuition assistance, contact Julia Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org or (601) 939-8611 ext. 279. Click here to download the Flex Tuition Brochure.
Jackson Preparatory School admits students of any race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin.
Non Discrimination Policy
Jackson Preparatory School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin 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 in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, tuition assistance programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
After completing the admissions process, families can apply to the program. All applications and financial data for the Flexible Tuition Program must be complete and received by mid-February. Details for the application and timetables for the program can be found by clicking here: Brochure.