Financial Aid

Affording a Parker Education:

Francis W. Parker School has offered a financial aid program to its families since its inception in 1901. Financial aid is an inherent part of the school’s philosophy and a way to maintain the socioeconomic diversity of the student body and over 20% of our students receive sort of tuition assistance. The school is committed to making a Parker education accessible to students of all backgrounds, at a wide variety of income levels.

Our unique program offers more than just tuition assistance. Our commitment is to provide benefits to qualifying students and families to be full participants in the life of the school. Your student may receive assistance with Extended Day care, food, transportation, athletic equipment, tutoring, admission to dances, athletic competitions and community events, college admission preparation, search and application expenses and national and international travel opportunities.

More information on our financial aid program is available here.


Financial Aid Application Process

This process is separate from the application process. In order to be considered for financial aid at Parker, families must complete the steps of the financial aid process listed below.  Francis W. Parker School offers financial assistance to students on a demonstrated need basis, and FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment assists Parker in making financial aid decisions. Through its analysis of the Grant & Aid Application, FACTS provides a common base by which each family’s needs can be measured fairly and equitably.  
Note: The financial aid application process is separate from the application for admission. Applying for financial aid does not influence the decision to admit a child to the school. Please note the separate deadlines for each process.

1. Request Financial Aid Information
Either complete the form on the last page of the application for admission or contact the Financial Aid Office at Forms are available online here. Click here for an informational flyer from FACTS.

2. Submit the FACTS Grant & Aid Application to FACTS
Complete all parts of the application, which is provided by FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment. Before completing the application, carefully read all instructions. Any omission on the application will result in a delay in awarding financial aid. The application can be submitted online here.

Submit the application with the $30 fee by Friday, December 15. To request consideration for a FACTS application fee waiver please make your request to or contact our office at 773.797.5110.

3. Submit the following information to FACTS by Thursday, February 15, 2018.
A signed, but not dated, IRS form 4506. (NOTE: Do not submit any payment to the IRS. Francis W. Parker School will pay the fee for submitting form 4506 if we elect to request a copy of your original filed tax return.)
• Supplemental Information Form

4. Submit copies of your filed 2017 Federal Income Tax Return, including all schedules, W-2s and 1099s, by Thursday, February 15, 2018 to FACTS hereBe sure to retain copies for your personal records.

5. Confidentiality
All of your financial aid inquiries and documents will remain confidential.


Karen G. Fisher, Director of Admission and Financial Aid

Paige Walus, Assistant Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid


Parker's admission process is need-blind. Decisions are based solely on the record and attributes of a candidate.

Parker's Financial Aid Program is need-based. Once your financial need is demonstrated, your child may receive aid.

Do you have questions about financial aid at Parker?

Click here to view frequently asked questions!

Habla Español?

Para información en español póngase en contacto con Karen Fisher, 
o llamar 773.797.5111


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