Admissions

AOA Affordability

$1.4 million in need-based financial aid was awarded
to 36% of the students (gr. 1-12) in the 2018-2019 academic year.
Andrews Osborne Academy is Affordable
 
At Andrews Osborne Academy, we are committed to making our school affordable for families. AOA provides financial assistance to qualifying families who have completed the admission application process. This reduces the tuition allowing students the opportunity to attend Andrews Osborne Academy.
 
Andrews Osborne Academy awarded $1.4 million to 36% of the student body in the 2018-2019 academic year. The average income of a family receiving financial assistance is $78,500. The average award is $11,200. Financial aid awards range from a 5% reduction of tuition to a maximum of 75% reduction of tuition with families paying a range of $3,000 to $16,500 in tuition.
 
We understand that families have questions about making an AOA education possible. We encourage families to learn more about the Financial Assistance program.



Financial Assistance Application Process

1. Complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) at School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) by January 6, 2019. Andrews Osborne Academy’s school code is 1292.

Click to APPLY HERE.

2. Upload the required documents to your application through SSS.

   Financial Assistance Timeline

   January 6, 2019: Parents’ Financial Statement & Required Documents
   January 6, 2019: Admission Application
   January 11, 2019: Admission & Award Notification
   January 25, 2019: Family Response to AOA


There are many myths about the financial aid process. We want to help you understand the truth.
 
Mythbuster 1Middle-class families do not qualify for financial aid.
Many middle-class families do qualify for financial aid. We consider a variety of factors when determining a financial aid award.
 
Mythbuster 2When a family reapplies for assistance after the first year at school, the award will decrease significantly.
If a family’s situation remains constant, the award will also remain constant. As tuition increases, families typically see an increase in the award.
 
Mythbuster 3 A family is penalized because there are funds saved for college and retirement.
Savings is one of the assets reviewed, but its impact on the family contribution calculation is quite small.
 


The cases are based on typical AOA families with diverse financial situations. Many variables are included in the Parents’ Financial Statement and no two financial assistance applications are ever identical. We hope these examples help you imagine how an Andrews Osborne Academy education may be possible for your family.

Case Study #1

A student lives with both parents and has one sibling who is not enrolled at a tuition-charging institution. The combined family income is $120,000. The family owns their home and has $12,000 in assets (includes savings, home equity, savings, and investments).
$23,809          Tuition Grade 9
$14,285          - Total Assistance Offered
$1,000            - Jerome T. Osborne, Sr. Merit Scholarship
$8,524            = Total Tuition Paid
 
Case Study #2

A student lives with both parents and does not have any siblings. Both parents are employed outside of the home with a combined income of $86,000. The family owns their home with a market value of $150,000. Their total assets are $110,000 (includes savings, home equity, savings, and investments).
$15,725          Tuition Grade 3
$5,818           - Total Assistance Offered
$9,907           = Total Tuition Paid
 
Case Study #3

A family with 3 childen who all attend tuition-charging institutions (2 children are enrolled at AOA and 1 child attends college). Both parents work outside the home. The combined household income is $225,000. The family owns their home with a market value of $400,000. Assets are $80,000 (includes savings, home equity, savings, and investments).
$47,618          Tuition Grades 9 & 11
$27,618          - Total Assistance Offered
$500               - Sibling Discount ($500 per sibling)
$19,500          = Total Tuition Paid

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: How do I know if my family qualifies?

    The basic formula that guides a financial assistance award is:
    Tuition - Expected Family Contribution (EFC) = AOA Financial Assistance Award

  • Q: What are the considerations for special situations?

    If parents are separated or divorced, both parents must complete the PFS and submit all required documentation to SSS.
     
    If a parent files as a single parent and the whereabouts of the non-custodial parent are unknown, a written statement from an attorney, pastor/minister, or other appropriate third party official is needed stating that the child has had no contact with the non-custodial parent for a minimum of two years. The statement must be submitted to the Office of Admission at Andrews Osborne Academy.
     
    If the child files a tax return, a copy must be submitted to SSS.

  • Q: What can a family expect from year to year?

    Aid is awarded annually and for one year at a time. All aid recipients must repeat the full application process each year. If a family does not meet the deadlines or follow all the steps correctly, they may not be funded.

  • Q: What documents are required in addition to the PFS?

    • 2017 1040 with all schedules and worksheets 
      (Self-Employed Parents: Include ALL related business forms with your 1040 - Schedule C, Schedule E, 1120, 1065, and K-1)
    • 2017 W2 Form
    • 2017 1099 Form (if applicable)
  • Q: How is an Expected Family Contribution calculated?

    We take into consideration a family’s unique financial situation which includes these major components:

    ·    Income
    ·    Assets – savings
    ·    Taxes paid
    ·    Family Size
    ·    Number of Students attending a tuition-charging institution
    ·    Cost of Living
    ·    Unusual Expenses

  • Q: Does Andrews Osborne Academy have a loan program?

    Yes, Andrews Osborne Academy works with Tuition Solution, an education loan company which offers convenient financing for your child’s education. To apply or calculate payments, please visit tuition solution. You can also call (800) 920-9777 or email info@yourtuitionsolution.com.

  • Q: How do I submit the required tax documents?

    • Prepare your documents to be uploaded. Make sure the documents are on your computer and each specific form is saved as a separate file. Remove any security or password protection from your document files.
    • Return to the Family Portal and log into your account.
    • Select the Academic Year 2019-2020 button.
    • Open the “My Documents” tab on the Dashboard.
    • On “My Documents,” use the Upload button or hyperlink associated with the specific document name in the "Required Documents" section. Clicking the Upload button or hyperlink leads you through the steps to locate, select, and confirm your file to upload.
    • Click “Submit” to complete your file upload. After you do, the date will appear in the “Date Uploaded” column within minutes of the upload. Repeat this process until all required documents are submitted by their deadlines.
    • Mailing in Documents: If you prefer to submit required documents by mail, you must print your Cover Sheet from the “My Documents” tab and send it with your documents to the address provided at least 10 days before their deadlines.



Scholarship Opportunities

Andrews Osborne Academy, through the generosity of several constituents and annual giving, is able to offer scholarship opportunities to both new and returning students. New students applying for scholarships and financial aid must first complete all admission requirements and receive notice of admission from AOA before an award will be given with the exception of the Jerome T. Osborne Sr. Merit Scholarship. Scholarship application requirements can be viewed by selecting the scholarship name.

Please contact the Office of Admission by email at admissions@andrewsosborne.org or call 440-942-3600 with any questions.


List of 6 items.

  • Croatia Juniors Scholarship ($8,000 Award)

    Students entering Middle School (grades 6-8)

    More information about how to apply will be posted in spring of 2019 about application process.
  • David J. Richards, Jr. Scholarship ($1,000 Award)

    Awarded to one RETURNING student entering Grades 9-12.

    Applicant must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA, be involved in community service, and be in need of proven financial assistance.

    2 Faculty recommendations required
  • Felix Rothschild Scholarship ($1,000 Award)

    Awarded to two students (NEW or RETURNING) in grades 6 through 12 with significant financial need whose family has applied for need-based financial aid through School and Student Services by NAIS (SSS). 

    AOA Financial Aid committee to award the scholarship annually based on financial need determined by SSS.

    Previous year's recipient will be given priority consideration.
  • Jerome T. Osborne Sr. Merit Scholarships (Amount Varies)

    Awarded to NEW & RETURNING students entering Grades 7-11 for the 2019-2020 academic year

    Attain an average stanine score of 5 or above on the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)
    • $1,000 Merit Scholarship:  ISEE average score of 5.00-5.99
    • $1,500 Merit Scholarship:  ISEE average score of 6.00-6.99
    • $2,000 Merit Scholarship:  ISEE average score of 7.00 or above
    Student must take the ISEE between September 3, 2018 and April 13, 2019. 

    Student can only take the ISEE once during this time period. Register online at www.iseetest.org

    The scholarship is renewable through graduation as long as the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA and is an outstanding member of the AOA school community.

  • Lee/Gray Scholarship (Amount Varies)

    Recognizes an outstanding RETURNING senior with two consecutive years at AOA, a minimum 3.5 grade point average, and a community commitment.

    No application required
  • Melanie Williams Scholarship (Amount Varies)

    Awarded to one RETURNING female student entering Grades 9-12.

    Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and have played on the Andrews Osborne Academy basketball team during the 2018-2019 school year.  In addition, the applicant must also play basketball during the 2019-2020 school year or the scholarship will be rescinded. 

    Applicants must submit a 1 page essay describing how playing basketball has helped her personal development. Include student name and grade in the essay. Essay can be emailed to admissions@andrewsosborne.org by April 5, 2019. Please call the Office of Admission at (440) 942-3600 ext. 226 to verify receipt of your application.
2018-2019 Tuition

Pre-K (3 years old by Sept. 1st)

2 Half Days (T/Th) $3,452
2 Full Days (T/Th) $4,487
 
Pre-K (4 years old by Sept. 1st)
3 Half Days (M/W/F) $7,675
3 Full Days (M/W/F) $10,128
5 Half Days $10,128
5 Full Days $12,607
 
Kindergarten $12,607
 
Grades 1-4 $15,725
 
Grade 5 $15,956
 
Grades 6-8 $17,758
 
Grades 9-11 $23,809
 
Grade 12 $24,098

Post-Graduate $23,809
 

Boarding Students Grades 7-12, PG

National Students (USA Citizens)

5 Day Boarding
Grades 7-11 $38,674
Grade 12 $38,963
Post-Graduate $38,674
7 Day Boarding
Grades 7-11 $44,887
Grade 12 $45,176
Post-Graduate $44,887

International Students
5 Day Boarding
Grade 7-11 $44,887
Grade 12 $45,176
7 Day Boarding
Grades 7-11 $51,073
Grade 12 $51,362
 
International Day Students
Grade Level Tuition + $2,000 I-20 Processing Fee


Questions? Please contact Rachelle Sundberg, Director of Admission and Financial Aid, at rsundberg@andrewsosborne.org or 440-942-3600 ext. 114.

Andrews Osborne Academy

Grades PK - 12, PG
PHONE (440) 942-3600
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Located In Willoughby, OH, Andrews Osborne Academy is a Private Co-ed Day & Boarding College Preparatory School For Grades PK - 12, PG. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.