FINANCIAL AID & HOW TO APPLY
The policy of funding most of the school’s annual operating expenses is with tuition dollars. Therefore, tuition controls, in large part, the quality of the education AGBU MDS is able to offer. While recognizing that some sacrifice is appropriate for something as crucial as children’s education, the Board acknowledges that financial assistance will be necessary to build and maintain the sort of student body AGBU MDS aspires to have.
In order for us to allocate our resources wisely and fairly, we have enlisted the help of the Smart Aid program. Smart Aid does not decide whether financial assistance will be given or how much to give; rather, Smart Aid provides a need-based financial aid analysis service. Smart Aid provides the school with a report, which includes a recommendation of what a family should reasonably contribute toward tuition. All information from Smart Aid is kept confidential and applications are reviewed by the Finance Committee. As a reminder, kindly note that you must reapply each year.
AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School
Financial Aid Application Information 2019-2020
School ID (Code)
AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School: 13628
Application and supporting documents due:
Kindergarten – 12th Grade
Smart Aid Application Fee: $35
Required Supporting Documentation
Applications submitted without documentation will not be processed.
Notification of Financial Aid
Once your application is processed, a financial aid recommendation will be forwarded to AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School. All final financial aid decisions, including notification of an award amount (if any) will be made by AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School. If you have not received notification regarding financial aid, contact the Accounting Office at (818) 883-2428, ext. 117.
AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School
Financial Aid Online Application Instructions
Agree to Smart Aid’s terms and conditions, then click SUBMIT to complete your online application.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who should complete this aid application?
A: Whomever the child resides with should complete this application whether it is a parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle, or legal guardian. There is a section within the application where you can enter contributions from non-custodial parents and relatives.
Q: Why do I need to input my spouse’s information if I am remarried and they are not legally responsible for my children?
A: Smart Aid’s calculation works off of the total household income, therefore including all income, whether the party is legally responsible for your children or not. Our system however, does take into effect your spouse’s expenses as well as their income. It is important to list all expenses that are asked of within the application.
Q: I do not have the required tax documents. HELP!
A: Include the most recent tax documentation you have available. If you are asked for a specific line from a tax document that you have not yet completed, please estimate the projected amount.
Q: How will I know if I qualify for aid or not?
A: We do not disclose information about the results of your application. All final tuition aid decisions, including notification of an award amount (if any); will be made by your school. For the date award notices will be given, please contact your school directly.
Q: What if I want to edit my application?
A: Once an application has been submitted and paid for it can no longer be edited by a parent. However, if changes are necessary a written statement with the change (including the application ID), should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.