At Striar Hebrew Academy, our goal is to make a Jewish Day School education accessible to all families who desire one for their children. Recognizing that a SHAS education requires a significant financial investment, our Tuition Assistance Committee strives to allocate our limited pool of funds based on financial need. Tuition Assistance is viewed as a collaboration between families and the school to fund each child's tuition and, as such, every family is expected to make some amount of financial commitment toward their child's education.
All tuition assistance applications and personal financial information are submitted securely and are kept in strict confidence. The deadline for 2019-2020 tuition assistance applications is March 31, 2019.
To apply, go to this link: FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment.
FACTS Grant & Aid online application completed. (Fee of $30 payable to FACTS.)
Copy of 2018 IRS Federal Form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ income tax return. If co-applicants file separately, both returns are required.
Copies of all 2018 W-2 Wage and Tax Statements.
Copies of supporting tax schedules for income from Business, Rental Properties, S-Corps or Partnerships, Estates and Trusts, if applicable.
Copies of all supporting documentation for SSI, Welfare, Child Support, Worker's Compensation or other forms of assistance, if applicable.
SHAS Tuition Accessibility Program (STAP): STAP has been created to make a SHAS education available to a wider range of families, including those who previously would not have applied or qualified for traditional Tuition Assistance. The program offers a dollar amount discount per student in grades K-5 based on family AGI, with a maximum AGI of $299,000. Eligibility for this program requires an applicant to complete a one-page application and submit the first two pages of their form 1040. Applications must be submitted during February through March. Late applications will not be guaranteed the discount. Families can apply for both Tuition Assistance and STAP, and will receive the greater of the two awards. The STAP Discount cannot be combined with any other discount. The only exception is if a family receives a Discover Day School grant (offered through CJP), they can also receive the STAP Discount. Click Here To Access The STAP Application
Discover Day School Grant: CJP offers Discover Day School Grants, of up to $18,000 toward SHAS day school tuition, to qualifying families. You may be eligible for three CJP Discover Day School Checks, each covering 25% (up to $6,000 per year) toward your child’s tuition at SHAS. Families with students moving from our N/PK Program to kindergarten or who enroll a child for the first time at SHAS in Grades K-5 may qualify for this program. Go to discover Day School for more information.
If there is additional information that you feel is important for the Tuition Assistance Committee to consider that is not captured through the online application, please send an email detailing this information to Dan Rosen, Chairman of the Tuition Assistance Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would prefer to make alternate arrangements, please contact Susan Lagos, Business Manager: email@example.com.