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About Financial Aid at Cedar River Montessori

What is Cedar River Montessori School’s financial aid policy?

The Cedar River Montessori School (CRMS) Board of Directors is dedicated to cultivating a community that intentionally practices diversity, equity, and inclusion. Financial aid offers support to families where needed and provides more equitable access to a Cedar River Montessori education. The CRMS Financial Aid Committee offers aid to students based on school policies, demonstrated financial need and available funds.

How do I apply for financial aid?

Cedar River Montessori School uses a secure, online system hosted by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) School and Student Services (SSS). The financial aid application deadline for the 2020-2021 academic year is Wednesday, February 26, 2020. 

Click here to download CRMS financial aid application information and instructions (PDF).

Click here to download the NAIS Family Guide to Financial Aid for Academic Year 2020-2021 (PDF).

Who is awarded aid?

Cedar River Montessori School’s Financial Aid Committee awards needs-based financial aid, as determined using a uniform methodology via NAIS SSS that assesses each family’s ability to pay for education. In the 2019-2020 academic year, financial aid was offered to 10% of Cedar River Montessori students, with aid covering 14% to 54% of monthly tuition. Median family income of aid recipients was $82,000 annually. Financial need is not a consideration in determining a student’s eligibility for admission, as financial aid decisions are made independently from admissions decisions. Please email our Business Manager with any questions.

It is the policy of Cedar River Montessori School that no person shall be subject to discrimination because of race; color; age; religion or creed; national origin, immigration status, citizenship or ancestry; sex, including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions; sexual orientation; gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, or sexual stereotypes; genetic information, including family medical history; disability; honorably discharged veteran or military status; marital status; status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking; or any other characteristics or activities protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all school programs, practices, policies and activities including client services and employment practices.

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