Berman Hebrew Academy is committed to providing an excellent Jewish and secular education to each of its students regardless of their family’s ability to pay tuition. At the same time, the school must maintain a sound financial footing by implementing fair, consistent, and sustainable tuition aid policies. Thus, the Board created an independent Financial Aid Committee charged with determining appropriate financial aid awards while balancing the tension inherent in this process in a manner that is respectful, cooperative, and as transparent as possible.
In this spirit, the Financial Aid Committee is sharing the 2020-2021 academic school year financial aid process, including a summary of factors that affect financial aid award decisions determination, and the schedule of the process.
Berman uses an industry standard financial aid tool (known as TADS) to collect financial information from families seeking aid, analyze that information based on objective, automated standards, and provide an aid recommendation. TADS’s recommendations are typically accepted by the school and passed along to aid applicants as the final decision. The TADS system bases its calculations on family income, select expenses, and assets.
Families often wonder if they will qualify for Financial Aid.
Many are surprised that almost a third of our students receive tuition assistance.
Please refer to the table below as a general guide.
The school uses the TADS financial aid processing service. Because TADS offers a generic financial aid processing model, we are providing specific instructions below so that your TADS submission complies with the school’s financial aid procedures and policies. Please carefully follow the financial aid application process instructions as well as the details provided below so that the processing of your application will not be delayed.
Please print out and refer to these Instructions when filling out the TADS Financial Aid Form. Adhering to these special instructions will ensure that the processing of your application will not be delayed. Unfortunately, TADS is unable to program these instructions directly into the financial aid application.
Tax Return– Your full application must include a copy of your full 2018 Federal tax return by January 1, 2020. Families that are awarded financial aid will still need to submit their 2019 tax returns to TADS by April 20, 2020. Please ignore the TADS instruction requesting only the first page of your 1040 tax return.
Mr. Stuart Rosenthal is the Chair of the Financial Aid Committee.
We have a complete confidentiality between the Financial Aid Committee, which reviews the application and awards the grants, and the school’s educational administrative team and the Board of Directors.
In order to ensure this privacy, the only school contact for financial aid matters is Linda Kaiser who can be reached at 301.962.9400 ext. 5161 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Linda serves as the Financial Aid Liaison.
If you have any questions about the filing deadline, please email them to Linda Kaiser at email@example.com. We are happy to help you through this process.