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Tuition & Financial Aid

The policy of funding most of the school’s annual operating expenses is with tuition dollars. Therefore, tuition controls, in large part, the quality of the education AGBU MDS is able to offer. While recognizing that some sacrifice is appropriate for something as crucial as children’s education, the Board acknowledges that financial assistance will be necessary to build and maintain the sort of student body          AGBU MDS aspires to have. 

AGBU MDS TUITION 2022-2023
  • ANP (2,3,4) - $12,880 per student
  • MMS (Grades K-5) - $11,440 per student
  • DHS (Grades 6-12) - $11,880 per student
AGBU MDS Enrollment Fees

Enrollment: $650 per student 

Program Fees

Unlike our previous billing practice, the required program fees are now billed in the first month of the 2022-2023 tuition cycle. The Program Fees are comprised of a $200 Publication Fee per family as well as the following per-student fees. 

ANP

Preschool Annual Fund - $100

The preschool's annual fee covers educational materials, field trips, Santa gifts, various educational and enrichment programs, as well as annual activities. 

MMS

Curriculum Enhancement - $100

The Curriculum Enhancement Fee funds the implementation and supplementation of our co-curricular learning activities, programs, and enrichment experiences.

Spirit Fee - $35

The AGBU MDS Spirit Fee helps to fund the purchase of Titans gear and other items that enhance the student experience and spirit on campus and at school events.

Student Data Fee - $60

The student data fee helps fund IXL and NWEA MAP Growth, which provide personalized student curriculum action plans and assessment experiences that track students' progress and growth.

Technology Fee - $200

The fee is used to cover the cost of acquiring, installing, maintaining, and intelligently using classroom technology to assist and enhance student learning.

Textbook Usage Fee - $200

The textbook usage fee covers the cost of purchasing and managing textbooks.

DHS

Spirit Fee - $35

The AGBU MDS Spirit Fee helps to fund the purchase of Titans gear and other items that enhance the student experience and spirit on campus and at school events.

Student Data Fee - $60

The student data fee helps fund IXL and NWEA MAP Growth, which provide personalized student curriculum action plans and assessment experiences that track students' progress and growth.

Technology Fee - $200

The fee is used to cover the cost of acquiring, installing, maintaining, and intelligently using classroom technology to assist and enhance student learning.

Smart Aid Program

In order for us to allocate our resources wisely and fairly, we have enlisted the help of the Smart Aid program. Smart Aid does not decide whether financial assistance will be given or how much to give; rather, Smart Aid provides a need-based financial aid analysis service. Smart Aid provides the school with a report, which includes a recommendation of what a family should reasonably contribute toward tuition. All information from Smart Aid is kept confidential and applications are reviewed by the Finance Committee. As a reminder, kindly note that you must reapply each year. 

The COVID hardship form is not a substitute for the completion of the Smart Aid application and documentation requirements. Your hardship application will be a part of your financial aid packet as a supplemental document. Please contact accountingoffice@agbumds.org to request a copy of the 2022-2023 COVID hardship form.

 

Financial Aid Information

*Please note that financial aid is no longer available for the 2022-2023 school year.

Financial Aid Application Information 2022-2023

Access Application

https://smartaidforparents.com

School ID (Code)

AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School: 13628

Application and supporting documents due:

04/18/2022

Eligible Grades

Kindergarten – 12th Grade

Smart Aid Application Fee: $35

Payment of Enrollment Fees

The enrollment fee of $650 will not be deferred for financial aid applicants. Before completing the online financial aid application, families must pay the school's enrollment fee per student. Financial aid applicants who are not awarded financial aid or who decline the financial award offered will receive a full refund of the enrollment fee once their child(ren) has been officially withdrawn from all classes.

 

Required Supporting Documentation

  • Two (2) most recent pay stubs
  • 2021 W-2 forms for all jobs.
  • 2021 filed tax return: 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ with all schedules.
  • 2021 filed business tax return: 1120, 1120S, 1065 (if applicable).
  • A letter explaining your financial hardship
  • Monthly Family Budget Form
  • Supplemental income documentation: Social Security income, Welfare, Food Stamps, Child Support, 1099-M Forms, Worker’s Compensation, Unemployment, Veterans Benefits, Housing Allowance, etc.

Submitting Documentation

Documentation should be submitted at the time the application is completed. Application IDs must be included on all documents. Failure to include your ID will delay processing of your application.

Direct Upload: https://smartaidforparents.com (login with your username and password)

Important Notes About Required Documentation

Applications that are incomplete or do not include supporting documentation will be rejected. As a result, please do not begin your application until you have gathered all the documentation. Applications that are not accompanied by documentation thirty (30) days after their submission date will be closed.

If you cannot provide any of the aforementioned items, please submit a Special Circumstance Letter explaining why you are unable to provide the document(s). Failure to do so will result in the rejection of your application.

Contact Information

Phone Support: (800) 360-8027

Email Support: support@smartaidforparents.com

 

Notification of Financial Aid

After your application is reviewed, a financial aid recommendation will be sent to AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School. AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School will make all final financial aid decisions, including notification of an award amount (if any). If you have not received financial aid notification, please contact the Accounting Office at (818) 883-2428.

 

Financial Aid Online Application Instructions

Online Application

Visit: https://smartaidforparents.com

Section 1 – Household Information

Parent/Guardian: Enter the parent or guardian’s contact information. Dependent: Enter all dependents that live in the household. For dependents in college, select the “attending another private school” status option.

Section 2 – Selecting A School

Enter your school’s five-digit code or name in the search box. If you want to search for schools near you that are participating in the Smart Aid program, you can search by city and state. Make your selection by checking the select checkbox. Once a school or multiple schools are selected, you will then need to select the student(s) you wish to apply for aid at the appropriate school(s). After the school(s) have been selected, you will then need to select the upcoming grade for the student, student code (if applicable), and expected tuition (if applicable) for the upcoming year. Clicking “next” after each section will allow you to move on to each subsequent section. 

Section 3 – Income & Expenses

Enter any income the household receives; employment, business or supplemental. If the work status is selected as ‘employed’, ‘self-employed’, ‘unemployed, receiving benefits’, or ‘disabled, receiving benefits,’ you will be required to enter this income source in the appropriate section before moving through the application. Please enter all expenses as they pertain to your household.

Section 4 – Assets & Debts

Enter all assets and debts as they pertain to your household.

Section 5 – Special Circumstances

Check off any special circumstance that pertains to your household. If no option available best describes your household’s circumstance, please check ‘other’ and describe your situation. This information is confidential and will only be available to designated School Administration and Smart Aid staff.

Section 6 – Submit

Agree to Smart Aid’s terms and conditions, then click SUBMIT to complete your online application.

FAQs

Who should complete this aid application?

Whomever the child resides with should complete this application whether it is a parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle, or legal guardian. There is a section within the application where you can enter contributions from non-custodial parents and relatives.

Why do I need to input my spouse’s information if I am remarried and they are not legally responsible for my children?

Smart Aid’s calculation works off of the total household income, therefore including all income, whether the party is legally responsible for your children or not. Our system however, does take into effect your spouse’s expenses as well as their income. It is important to list all expenses that are asked of within the application.

I do not have the required tax documents. HELP!

Include the most recent tax documentation you have available. If you are asked for a specific line from a tax document that you have not yet completed, please estimate the projected amount.

How will I know if I qualify for aid or not?

We do not disclose information about the results of your application. All final tuition aid decisions, including notification of an award amount (if any); will be made by your school. For the date award notices will be given, please contact your school directly.

What if I want to edit my application?

Once an application has been submitted and paid for it can no longer be edited by a parent. However, if changes are necessary a written statement with the change (including the application ID), should be sent to support@smartaidforparents.com.

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