Financial Aid

Bentley School is committed to creating a school community that is diverse. To ensure a student body that demographically represents the Bay Area in all ways, Bentley School offers Financial Aid to students whose families apply for and demonstrate a need for assistance. 

This need-based program provides financial assistance to qualified families. The program has a limited budget and, while the School cannot guarantee aid, we endeavor to provide financial support to the widest socio-economic range of students our funds can afford. The School believes that parents have an obligation to pay the educational expenses of their children; therefore, every family is expected to have exhausted all financing avenues available to them before a grant is awarded. This includes, but is not limited to, second mortgages, retirement funds, savings accounts, funds from extended family members and bank loans. All families pay some tuition. 

Bentley School requires a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) and supporting documents for parents and guardians. This information must be submitted each year to demonstrate financial need. The School utilizes the School and Student Service (SSS) for financial aid analysis only as a guideline when making awards. In the case of divorced or separated parents, the School requires both parents to submit the PFS form and will not be bound by the assertion that one parent has disclaimed responsibility for educational expenses.

Bentley School's SSS code is 902023.

1. Submit the Parent Financial Statement (PFS)
The PFS for the 2018-2019 school year will be available to complete beginning October 2, 2017.
  • Returning families must submit by December 8, 2017
  • New families must submit by January 11, 2018
  • To begin, click HERE.
2. Submit supporting documents to SSS by February 16, 2018
No documents are to be submitted to Bentley School.
  • Include current W2 forms, complete and signed tax returns for two prior years.
You only need to complete one application, even if you have several children applying to Bentley School. You will get a user name and password so you may save your information and return to it at a later date or time. If you need help completing the PFS, contact SSS customer service at (800) 344-8328.

The Bentley Story

Founded in 1920, Bentley School has fostered an environment that challenges the mind, striving to bring out the best in every one of its students. Bentley School is committed to academic excellence as well as the development of character and spirit in each of its students. (Read more in the Head of School's Message.)

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