Applying for Financial Assistance at JCDS

For many families, an independent school education is a significant investment that requires careful financial planning.

  • JCDS partners with School and Student Services by the National Association of Independent Schools (SSS by NAIS) in our financial assistance process. SSS completes the initial review of all financial documents received and ensures consistency and equitability in the review of all applications.
  • The Admissions Office and Financial Assistance Committee make decisions regarding admissions and financial need independently.
  • JCDS understands the importance of keeping all financial information strictly confidential. 
  • All financial assistance awards are strictly need-based.
  • Awards are given on a per year basis. Every family must re-apply for financial assistance each year.
  • The amount of an award varies and is dependent on the financial need of the individual family. JCDS financial assistance awards are offered to cover a percentage of tuition only. 

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  • How to Apply

    1. Beginning October 2, 2018, complete the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS), AT THIS WEBSITE. Please note there is a $51 nonrefundable application fee per family. All siblings can be included on one form, for one fee. Our school code number is 4156.

    2. Upload the required documents to your SSS account. Instructions on uploading documents are available on the SSS by NAIS website.
    • 2017 signed tax return
    • 2018 W2s are required by February 15, 2019
    • 2018 signed tax return with all schedules by April 15, 2019. 
    Any award granted will remain contingent upon receipt and review of your 2018 tax return. If this document is not received by April 15, JCDS has the right to withdraw the total award.
  • Important Dates and Deadlines

    • October 2, 2018 - January 31, 2019: Complete Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) at the SSS Website.
    • February 15, 2019: Upload 2017 tax return and 2018 W-2 forms
    • March 15, 2019: Award notification via mail. All awards remain contingent upon receipt and review of your 2018 tax return.
    • April 15, 2019: Upload 2018 tax return with all schedules.
Please visit the School and Student Services website for additional information about the application process.
For questions about Financial Assistance at JCDS please contact Lori Merrill at
Located In Jacksonville, FL, Jacksonville Country Day is a Private School for Grades Pre-K - 6. JCDS is dedicated to academic excellence, as well as developing character and healthy lifestyles.