Tuition & Financial Assistance
Our highest goal is giving each child what he or she most needs while at the same time making a Carroll education broadly accessible.
Over the last three years, Carroll School has more than doubled its financial assistance budget. This year, we awarded $1.9 million in assistance and are committed to increasing our budget for the 2018-19 school year.
Tuition for the 2017-18 school year has been set at $48,300. Please reach out if you have questions.
Public Funding for the 2018-2019 School Year and Beyond
We understand that families may have questions about public funding for Carroll School. Please read the following FAQs:
- Since Carroll School will no longer be an approved Chapter 766 program, is it still possible to pursue and acquire public funding?
- What’s involved with pursuing or maintaining funding?
- Who can I call with questions?
Yes. It is still possible to pursue and acquire public funding. Although 2017-2018 is our final year as an approved Chapter 766 private school program, federal and state special education laws mandating FAPE (Free and Appropriate Public Education) have not changed. Carroll may still be the most appropriate school available to educate your child. In this case, a funding agreement may be possible.
Here are some guidelines about the process:
- Obtain an IEP to determine and document the level of required individualized supports and services.
- When an out-of-district placement is identified by the IEP team, the student's placement must be as close as possible to the student's home.
- The school district will first attempt to place a student in a program approved by the state.
- If the IEP team is unable to identify a state-approved school, the team may determine that an unapproved private school program is the most appropriate placement.
- At this stage, you can advocate for a placement at Carroll as the most effective and least restrictive educational setting available to meet the child's stated IEP goals and objectives.
How to Apply for Financial Assistance
We encourage all interested families to apply for financial assistance.
Carroll School uses School and Student Services (SSS) to process financial assistance awards. Start by setting up an account in SSS.
Once you have set up an SSS account, please use Carroll School’s school code (2134) and complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). Use this Help Guide, if needed.
Please upload the following as soon as possible.
- Signed copy of 2017 Income Tax Return, including all schedules
- Copies of 2017 W-2's, 1099-MISC, and K-1's
By April 17, 2018 the above documents and the following must be uploaded to SSS:
- A signed, undated, Form 4506T-EZ (Short Form for Request for Individual Tax Return Transcripts). Only numbers 1-4 are required. Sign and do not date. For a joint return, both parents must sign.
- Homeowners: upload mortgage statements for all properties under School Required Documents. Mortgage statement(s) must show monthly payments and mortgage balance.
- Renters: upload a copy of canceled rent checks from November and December of 2017 or a copy of the lease under School Required Documents section.
Parents' Financial Statements (PFS)
In SSS, the PFS will ask you about family size, total income, savings, investments, indebtedness, medical and dental expenses, any unusual expenses, and other assets such as home equity. Follow the step-by-step instructions along the way. *Separated or divorced parents: SSS requires EACH parent to complete a separate PFS.
Please know that the Financial Assistance Committee can only consider applications that are complete.