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Affording a Forest Ridge Academy Education

In a recent survey, 57 percent of parents of school-age children in public school said they would enroll their child in private school if they could afford to do so. However, most families never investigate the options of a private school education due to concerns regarding cost.

An independent private school education is expensive. Forest Ridge Academy’s independence from local, state and federal governments provides unparalleled opportunities to develop challenging, innovative, and creative educational programs. That independence, however, makes Forest Ridge Academy completely dependent on tuition revenue and other revenue sources (raffles, annual giving, ad books) to support our faculty and the broad range of programs we offer.

Forest Ridge Academy is committed to making an exceptional education accessible to students from all backgrounds. We recognize that a Forest Ridge Academy education is a major investment and one that can be a challenge for many families. While we expect families or extended families to take primary responsibility for the cost of their child(ren)’s education, FRA remains firmly committed to helping families afford this educational choice. Through tuition assistance and payment plans, we work toward making FRA education feasible for qualifying students.
Financial Aid

Applicants for enrollment are selected without regard to their ability to pay tuition. Students in JK through eighth grade must qualify for enrollment before being considered for financial aid. While the school does not offer multi-child discounts, it does encourage large families to apply for assistance. Awards are made not only to families whose ability to pay is limited, but also to those who may need only a small subsidy to meet our tuition charges. Every effort is made to provide financial assistance where needed.

Families who wish to apply for financial assistance should complete a financial aid packet and provide complete copies of state and federal tax forms and all supporting tax documentation. The school also requires separate applications and tax documents for both parents in divorced or separated situations.

The financial aid packet may be requested by notifying Ms. Garcia, Business Manager, at (219)756-7300 ext.11. You are encouraged to apply early. Due to limited financial aid resources, we are not able to guarantee late requests.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students:
Forest Ridge Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and other school-administered programs.