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Rather than financial aid, Voyagers’ offers indexed tuition. We are committed to making our school accessible and affordable to families from a broad range of economic circumstances. Therefore, we have instituted Indexed Tuition. This tuition approach enables each family to receive an enrollment contract and tuition rate based on their individual financial situation. Families who participate in the Indexed Tuition Program will benefit with fair and equitable tuition rates. While we expect all families to contribute to the cost of our school, we also expect that the majority of Voyagers’ families will benefit from participating in this new Indexed Tuition Program, which will bridge a gap that often seems too wide. If financial concerns are the barrier to admission, we encourage you to apply for Indexed Tuition.
We have created a simple process for attaining the best-fit tuition for you and the school. Ask one of our Admissions experts to tell you more.
Voyagers’ is committed to making our school accessible and affordable to families from a broad range of economic circumstances. Therefore, we have instituted Indexed Tuition.
This tuition approach enables families to receive a customized tuition rate based on their individual financial situation. Families who participate in the Indexed Tuition Program will benefit from fair and equitable tuition rates.
While we expect all families to contribute to the cost of our school, we also expect that the majority of Voyagers’ families will benefit from Indexed Tuition, which bridges a gap that often seems too wide. If financial concerns are the barrier to admission, we encourage you to apply for Indexed Tuition.
The Board of Directors is determined to make a Voyagers’ education accessible to families from a wide range of economic backgrounds, and wants to avoid the “sticker shock” that can occur when families are presented with only the upper end of our tuition range. Recruiting other families to share in the costs and benefits of our school, while still maintaining an appropriately small class size, allows us to provide all the academic, intellectual, artistic, social, and emotional support children need.
No, this application for Indexed Tuition is not required for admissions consideration. However, if you do not complete the application you will be asked to pay full tuition.
Non-custodial parents must also complete the application for Indexed Tuition. Both parents retain the obligation to contribute what they can afford to the education of their children regardless of any divorce or agreements stating otherwise. Each parent’s responsibility to pay tuition is determined by a family’s ability to meet educational expenses. Each parent’s data will be combined to determine tuition. Information provided by each parent will remain confidential throughout the process. If one parent decides to forego submission of the Indexed Tuition Application that parent will be deemed to be able to pay full tuition and may pay a greater share than the other parent.
Tuition levels will be indicated in conversation, a letter offering admission, and on your enrollment contract, which is sent out electronically after a student is admitted.
Determination of tuition is a separate function from the admission process and will not affect your child’s likelihood of being accepted at Voyagers’ Community School.
Each student’s financial need is calculated annually, therefore families are required to complete and submit an application for Indexed Tuition and submit all required financial information for each year that they wish to be considered.
Once the admission process has been completed and the child is accepted, the family’s financial circumstances will be renewed. FACTS will determine to what extent further discount levels are available for multi-child families.
Voyagers’ expects honesty from all of its families. If an individual is contributing to a child’s education at Voyagers’ this must be reported on your FACTS application or, if it is received after tuition has been determined the school must be notified. A tuition adjustment may apply in some cases.
Families, who receive Indexed Tuition contracts and have a positive change of financial status, are encouraged to make a contribution to the school.
You should write a letter to the Board of Directors requesting Indexed Tuition consideration or reconsideration.
Families, who receive an Indexed Tuition contract at a level they do not believe is sustainable, should contact the school directly and request a review of their application. All requests for review must be in writing and must specifically state the financial reasons behind the request and the level of Indexed Tuition needed. In these cases, an index adjustment or Scholarship will be considered.
Voyagers’ works to treat all families equally. When there are no pre-school age children or a child or adult needing daily care in the home, we assume that both parents are employable. If one parent chooses not to work, we will assign income based on the equivalent of full tuition to that parent for purposes of calculating the family’s estimated tuition contribution.
The Board of Directors meets to set the annual tuition at their December or January meeting.
Not at all. The paperwork is extremely simple. Voyagers’ will assist and advise during the preparation of a complete Naples package, including the short Naples application, for each placement. This will make the work of the district professional even easier. Like all out-of-district placements, the paperwork needs approval from the District’s Board of Education as part of the routine placement process and non-discriminatory NJ.A.C.6A:14-6.5 (a) (7).
Voyagers’ Community School is academically accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Voyagers’ does not discriminate based on race, creed, national origin or sexual orientation.
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