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.