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Tuition Reduction Fund (Financial Aid)

At Crossroads, one of our founding commitments is to develop and sustain a student population that includes significant socio-economic diversity.  We celebrate diversity in its many forms and believe a diverse, dynamic student body enables Crossroads to achieve its core commitment to excellence. 
In support of this commitment, our Tuition Reduction Fund (TRF) program provides assistance so that all students may have access to a Crossroads education. In the 2018-19 school year, we allocated over $9 million in tuition assistance to at least 1 in 4 of our students, representing a broad spectrum of financial circumstances. Allocations from the fund ranged from $1,000 to the full cost of the tuition with our average grant covering 72% of tuition. Please also note that families receiving tuition reduction grants can pay their tuition balance over 10 payments, and many of the non-tuition related expenses (including transportation, books, laptop) can be covered by TRF grants.
It is our goal to make a Crossroads education affordable to as many families as possible and to ensure that the process of allocating funds is fair and equitable. If you have any questions about the TRF application process or program, please feel free to contact the Admissions Office. We look forward to hearing from you!

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  • Important TRF Guidelines

    1. All TRF applicant families must complete all application steps on time to be fully considered for TRF awards should they be offered admission to Crossroads. Incomplete TRF applications cannot be considered.
    2. If you are applying for multiple children, you need to list all children on the PFS, but only submit one PFS per household.
    3. In the case of divorced or separated parents, both biological parents or appropriate guardians should contribute to the cost of educating their child. Non-custodial parents who have a relationship with their child are required to participate in the TRF application process by submitting all required materials.

Crossroads School offers open enrollment based on application and admits all students to the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The School does not discriminate on the basis of color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, or religion or creed, in the administration of its educational policies, financial aid programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs. Crossroads seeks students with a range and depth of interests and talents. In addition, the school seeks to provide classes which balance boy/girl ratios, ethnic and socio-economic diversity, and heterogeneity in skills.

Join Us to Learn More

Please join us for two information sessions on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 (in English) and on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 (en Español). We will review our financial aid philosophy and process, and provide practical tips for completing the application. We ask for registrations in advance, but gladly welcome walk-ins. The link below will bring you to our online application portal, Ravenna HUB, where you will be able to register for Admission events and access our application.

TRF Application Steps

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