Tuition & Tuition Assistance
AN INVESTMENT IN YOUR CHILD'S FUTURE
Tuition 2024-2025

Lower School: $41,370
Middle School: $41,370

Upper School Prep Program: $43,150
Upper School: $43,150
The Value of a Jemicy Education
We understand that securing the specialized instruction that Jemicy provides is a significant financial commitment. With over 50 years of experience delivering our research-based, multisensory, personalized programs, our school has a proven track record of success. Our faculty and staff are experts in providing the programs, services, and resources necessary to have students with dyslexia or other language-based learning differences thrive. These tools are integrated into every day and every course at Jemicy–it is at the core of everything we do, unlike other schools’  “add-on” programs that pull students out of their regular schedule and charge additional fees.
Tuition Includes:
  • Targeted small group skills instruction (tutoring) built into the academic day
  • Instructional technology and digital materials (one-to-one Chromebook provided to all students)
  • Explicit instruction in organization, planning, time management, and study skills Integrated into all classes
  • Access to speech and language intervention 
  • Textbooks
  • Athletic and club offerings
  • Most field trips and off-campus activities
Commitment to
TUITION ASSISTANCE
Jemicy School’s Board of Trustees is strongly committed to providing support to families demonstrating financial need. Tuition assistance is an essential tool for ensuring that Jemicy remains a vibrant community dedicated to educational excellence for all students.

36% of families receive tuition assistance.
Step-By-Step Instructions On
HOW TO APPLY

List of 8 items.

  • Request Information

      • Request information on admission application
      • Contact the Financial Aid Office Directly – jemicyfinancialaidoffice@jemicyschool.org 
         
        Patricia Utz
        Enrollment Management – Financial Aid and Special Projects
        Phone: 410-753-8131
    • Review Financial Aid Process and Policies

      Financial aid procedures and policies can be found to the right of this list when using a computer web browser or directly following this list when using a mobile device.
    • Complete PFS Application Online on the SSS Website

      • Beginning September 1, 2023, go to the Family Portal; https://sssandtadsfa.my.site.com/familyportal
      • Contact SSS Customer Service if you have difficulty accessing the portal or uploading documents.
        • Phone
          800-344-8328
          (From outside of the US or Canada, dial 952-967-9922)
        • Email
          SSSandTADSFA@communitybrands.com
          A Spanish-speaking representative is available Monday - Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm ET.
        • Support Hours
          Monday - Friday         8:00am - 6:00pm ET
          Extended hours December - February
      • Create your Family Portal account with your email address and a password. If you applied for financial aid last year, log into the Family Portal as a Returning Family using your same email address and password.
      • Complete a PFS for Academic Year 2024-25. You can log out at any time, as long as you save the information you entered, and return later to finish it. Be sure to enter your name on the application as it appears on your taxes. Use whole numbers only in the financial questions.
      • Enter the Jemicy School Code 4168 when prompted to list the schools that will be able to view your application.
      • When all PFS sections are complete with green checks, the Submit & Pay button activates. Follow prompts to the payment screen. The $60 fee is nonrefundable. Once your PFS is submitted, it cannot be withdrawn from the SSS system.
      • After you pay for and submit your PFS, you must upload required documents by their due dates as part of your application process.
      • The software analyzes the information on the PFS and your required documents to estimate your ability to contribute to educational expenses.
    • Due Dates

      • Currently Enrolled Families - due on November 3, 2023
      • Families Applying for Admission to Jemicy – due January 5, 2024
    • Required Documents

      • Financial Aid applications are not complete until all required documents are uploaded to your family folder on the SSS website. The Financial Aid Office is unable to process an application without the required documents.
      • 2022 Tax Year 1040 with all Schedules and Forms submitted to the IRS (If 2022 documents were submitted to SSS this past year, there is no need to resend this information. SSS will migrate your 2022 documents to your new application.)
      • 2022 W-2 and/or 1099 Documents 
      • Self-Employed Families Additional Required Documents 
        • Upload all related business forms with your 1040 file (i.e., Schedule C or Schedule E)
        • If your business files the 1120 or 1065 tax forms, these must be uploaded along with the corresponding K-1 forms.
      • Required Supplemental Documents for all Families
        • Financial aid decisions are based on prior year tax information; however, SSS and the Financial Aid Office audit and verify 2023 documents when they become available.
        • 2023 Federal Tax Documents – due on April 15, 2024
        • 2023 W-2 and/or 1099 Documents – due by early February 2024 (when provided by employer)
    • How to Upload Required Documents to the SSS Website

      • Prepare your document files for uploading.
        • Make sure the documents are on your computer and each specific form is saved as a separate file. Examples: a) 1 PDF file for the 1040 with all schedules and worksheets included, b) each W2 saved as its own file. 
        • Remove any security or password protection from your files before uploading. Neither SSS nor the Financial Aid Office can review password protected documents.
      • Return to your Family Portal account and confirm you are on the Academic Year 2024-25 Dashboard.
      • In the “Required Documents” section, use the Upload button or link associated with the specific document type. Follow prompts to locate, select, and confirm the file to upload.
      • Click the Submit button to complete your upload. The date will appear in the “Date Uploaded” column within minutes of the upload. Repeat this process until all required documents are submitted by their deadlines.
    • Medical Deductions

      Families may benefit from tax deductions, as Jemicy School’s tuition and any related educational costs, including transportation, are considered medical expenses which can be combined with all other household medical expenses for tax purposes. For information on claiming tuition as a medical deduction, please refer to the IRS Publication 907. For the latest information about developments related to Publication 907, such as legislation enacted after this publication was published, go to https://www.irs.gov/pub907.
    • Financial Aid Decision Notification Dates

      • Currently Enrolled Families - Mid-January 2024 when 2024-2025 contracts are posted in MyJemicy
      • Families Applying for Admission to Jemicy – February 16, 2024 when admission decisions are released
    Tuition Assistance
    PROCESS & POLICIES

    List of 7 items.

    • Award Determination

      • The School’s Financial Aid Committee awards grants based upon careful review of each family’s financial aid application and the recommendations of School and Student Services (SSS) by Community Brands. 
      • Financial aid awards reflect each family’s unique circumstances, vary in size, and may change from year to year depending upon changes in a family’s financial position.
      • Awards are based on funds available and on each family’s need relative to the needs of other families applying.
      • The committee considers the finances of all family members including parents, step-parents, guardians, domestic partners, and other relatives when applicable.
      • Total family income, assets, expenditures, and economic lifestyle choices are included in financial aid calculations.
      • Jemicy expects both parents of financial aid applicants to be employed full-time unless there are very young children at home or other circumstances preventing employment.
      • The committee considers the impact of siblings enrolled in other tuition-charging institutions.
      • Jemicy addresses the needs of its returning families prior to reviewing the needs of families with prospective students.
    • Confidentiality

      • The School commits to maintaining confidentiality of all information related to individual applications for and awards of tuition assistance. 
      • The Financial Aid Committee expects that families will maintain this confidentiality as well. It is also expected that a family respect the privacy of other families who choose not to disclose their financial aid details or outcomes.
    • Expectation that All Families Contribute to a Portion of Tuition

      • Every family, regardless of need, is asked to contribute a portion of tuition costs.
    • Divorced Parents and Blended Family Policy

      • In the case of divorce, both parents are required to complete a financial aid application regardless of custody or legal financial arrangements. 
      • The Financial Aid Committee will consider the assets of both parents before making any award decision. 
      • In situations where the custodial parent has remarried, the committee will also consider the assets of the step-parent within the context of the step-parent’s financial obligations to his or her own children.
      • The Financial Aid Committee requires financial documentation from parents, guardians, domestic partners, and step-parents before making any award decision. These individuals may submit their financial information together on one application, or they may choose to submit the required information by completing separate financial aid applications.
    • Statement of Non-affiliation

      Jemicy is an independent school and is not affiliated in any way with The Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities (MANSEF). As such, if a district agrees to enter into a private agreement with a parent, the agreement is between the parent and school district. Jemicy will not be involved in any of the following:
      • Jemicy will not accept direct payment from a district.
      • Jemicy will not enter a formal contract with a district.
      • Jemicy will not be required to follow a district’s curriculum.
      • Jemicy will not be required to follow an individualized educational program (IEP) developed by a district.
      • Jemicy will not attend IEP meetings or be summoned to fair hearings.
      • Jemicy will not allow school observations, either by a district or parent, as observations are disruptive to our educational program.
      • Jemicy will not administer district testing and will only send a student’s report cards or a transcript when records are requested as part of the IEP process.
    • Financial Aid and Public School Funding Policy

       
      A student who receives public school funding will not be eligible to receive financial aid from Jemicy School. The family must decide whether to accept Jemicy’s offer of financial aid or the funding from the public school system for that student. 

      Failure to disclose a public school funding award as soon as you or your representative is notified by the school system may result in Jemicy’s withdrawal of financial aid and/or the removal of your child from the Jemicy School. 

      Applying for Financial Aid While Pursuing Public School Funding 
      • Families pursuing public school funding may apply for financial aid in the event their request for funding is denied. All families seeking funding must notify the Jemicy Financial Aid and Business Offices in writing before applying for financial aid.
      • Families who are seeking funding, or receive third party funds of any kind, must also indicate the status of their negotiations in the Additional Notes section at the end of the online financial aid application (PFS). If any child in the family (Jemicy or non-Jemicy) receives third party or public school funding, that information must be disclosed on the financial aid application. 
      • The Financial Aid Office will process applications for those families seeking funding to determine whether or not they would qualify for aid, but until negotiations are finalized, the Business Office will post a full-pay, tuition contract in MyJemicy. 
      • Families who wish to reserve a space in their child’s class must submit a signed contract and deposit by the enrollment deadline. Otherwise, that space may be forfeited. 
      • If a student’s request for public school funding is denied/rescinded or if the family choses to accept Jemicy financial aid in lieu of a public school award, the family must provide the Financial Aid Office documentation that their request for funding was denied/rescinded or the award was declined by the family. The student(s) award will then be recalculated and financial assistance will be offered if family qualifies for assistance and funds remain available. At that time, the Business Office will post a revised contract that includes financial aid. 
      • For families with multiple Jemicy students, non-funded students will be eligible to receive a financial award, should the family qualify. 
    • Full Pay Families Applying for Financial Aid in Subsequent Years

      • When families choose to enroll a student at Jemicy and pay tuition in full, it is the School’s understanding and expectation that the family will continue to do so in subsequent years. 
      • If there is a significant, unanticipated change in a family’s financial circumstances after enrolling a student at Jemicy, the Financial Aid Committee will consider a subsequent application for aid. 
      • The Committee will require submission of tax returns and supporting documentation from the current year and the two years prior to the application year. 
      • Unless a significant change can be demonstrated clearly in the required documentation, the family will not be eligible to receive financial aid.
    Admission
    CONTACTS
    Throughout the admissions process, please reach out to discuss what financial options would best fit your family. All conversations and personal information will remain confidential.

    Laura M. Karey, Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
    Phone: 410-753-8123
    Email: lkarey@jemicyschool.org
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