Financial Aid

The Knox School Financial Aid assessment process ensures that available funds are best used to promote the school’s objectives and mission. Knox is proud to offer need-based financial aid to those students with a demonstrated financial need.

When considering an independent education for their child, families should expect to contribute to the cost of tuition at the highest possible level based on their current economic situation. Knox offers need-based financial aid, which is determined by a family’s demonstrated need and the merit of the applicant, which is determined by the Knox Admissions Committee. To fairly and objectively determine a family’s demonstrated need and make financial aid decisions, Knox subscribes to SSS by communitybrands, a third party financial aid assessment organization. Knox School Code is 4423.

The Financial Aid Process

Step One

Visit: on or after October 1.

Step Two

Click on the prompt to begin your Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). You only have to complete one PFS even if you have several children applying to The Knox School, or if you are applying to more than one independent school.

You don’t have to complete the form in one sitting. You will be given a password so you can save your PFS and return to finish it at any time.

Step Three

You will receive instructions about submitting the required backup documents. Your documents will be handled with the highest level of security. To read more about SSS’s document security, visit

Financial Aid Determination

Once a family submits a financial application, SSS by communitybrands provides a third-party assessment and estimate of how much a family can contribute to the cost of a Knox School education. This figure and estimate provide a basis for determining financial needs. The Knox School Financial Aid Committee receives a Financial Assessment from SSS by communitybrands and uses this report, along with a family’s tax returns to calculate a financial aid award. In determining a financial aid award the Financial Aid Committee will look at each application on an individual and case-by-case basis taking into account extenuating circumstances.

Financial Aid Calendar & Important Dates

February 1 – Complete the SSS by community brands Financial Aid Application at

March 10- Applicants notified of Admission & Financial Aid Decisions

April 10 – Enrollment Contract & Deposit due in the Admissions Office

May 1 – Current year Federal Tax Return is to be submitted to SSS by community brands. No financial aid award is finalized until we receive your completed current-year federal tax return.