Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
Financial Aid Checklist
Xian Yun Academy awards need-based tuition assistance to domestic students on a case-by-case basis. Xian Yun Academy takes into account a family’s need and the availability of funds before offering financial aid.
March 1st, 2019 is the deadline for the preliminary financial aid application for the 2019-2020 school year.
We partner with School and Student Services (SSS) in our financial aid process. To begin your financial aid application, you will complete the SSS Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). The PFS is a comprehensive application that will take some time to complete. Don’t wait until the deadline approaches – begin the application as soon as you can. You’ll need your most recent tax return before you can start. We also recommend that you review the wide range of materials that SSS has put together to help families with the financial aid process. They are found at solutionsbysss.com/parents. The parents’ financial statement workbook and instruction booklet can be found here.
If you have questions or need any assistance, please call the SSS family support center at (800) 344-8328. The center offers daytime, evening and weekend hours. Parents can also email firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
When you are ready, begin your SSS application.
Step One: Complete the Parent Financial Statement (PFS) Online with SSS by 3/1/19.
After families submit detailed financial information online, SSS analyzes the data and recommends to the school an amount that each family can expect to pay for educational expenses. All families must complete a Parents Financial Statement (PFS) online. In the case of separated or divorced parents, both parents must complete the full PFS.
Step Two: Submit your 2017 Federal Tax Form 1040, supporting schedules and W-2s or 1099 to SSS by 3/1/19.
New applicants to Xian Yun Academy must submit their 2017 Federal Tax Form 1040, all supporting schedules, and W-2s OR 1099 (whichever is applicable) to SSS by uploading or mailing the documents to SSS. If you receive a W2 instead of a 1099, please click the “NA” button for 1099. Please do NOT include state taxes or worksheets. In the case of separated or divorced parents, both households must submit federal tax forms and W-2s or 1099.
To submit documents to SSS you should upload documents directly to SSS, following the instructions on the SUBMITTING REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section on the SSS website. Note: Files should not be larger than 4 MB.
Step Three: Optional: Upload a Letter of Family Circumstances by 3/1/19.
If your family has any special circumstances to communicate, please upload letters explaining your family situation to your SSS profile.
Step Four: Submit 2018 Federal Tax Form 1040, supporting schedules and W-2s or 1099 to SSS by 4/15/19.
Submit 2018 Federal Tax Form 1040, all supporting schedules, and W-2s OR 1099 (whichever is applicable) to SSS by uploading or mailing the documents to SSS (see step 3). If you receive a W2 instead of a 1099, please click the “NA” button for 1099. Please do not include state taxes or worksheets. In the case of separated or divorced parents, both households must submit federal tax forms and W-2s.
We will communicate a preliminary financial aid decision to you by April 5, 2019.
After your 2018 tax forms have been submitted to SSS, we will send you our final decision.