Andover administers fee waivers for required application procedures, including financial aid application fees.
Fees for the Application and Standardized Test
An application fee of $40 ($70 for international students) is required with the Preliminary Application (Form 1). Additionally, all applicants to Grade 9, 10 or 11 must register for either the SSAT or ISEE standardized tests ($74 for SSAT, $65 for ISEE). Registration for these tests is handled through the respective testing agencies. Please note: Late registration charges, which are substantial, are not covered by the fee waiver. It is important to refer to the student guides for the SSAT or ISEE to determine the test dates, times and sites in your area and to encourage the student to meet the stated deadlines.
A fee waiver should be requested from the Phillips Academy Admission office if the family believes payment of these fees will create a financial hardship. To request a fee waiver, a third party, who is familiar with the family’s financial situation (a guidance counselor, clergyman, principal, etc.) should write to the Admission Office on behalf of the family to explain the hardship. The Admission Office will contact the family if further information is necessary.
Fees for the School and Student Service (SSS) for Financial Aid
SSS generates a report of family contribution (RFC), which is sent to the school(s) designated by the applicant. Applicants for financial aid must complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) and follow the SSS process by filing an online application at www.sss.nais.org after November 1. The cost of applying online is $39 and $51 to file the paper version. SSS has established fee waiver guidelines according to family income.
For further information, to request a fee waiver, or to obtain a paper copy of the PFS please contact:
Assistant to the Director of Financial Aid