Although we do not consider financial aid applications before admissions decisions have been made, the process of notifying you about the financial aid will be more efficient if you submit your online financial aid application in advance.
To begin the process, please follow the instructions below and return the required information to the UNIS Admissions Office as soon as possible. With your 2019 U.S. tax return and W2, we will be able to provide an estimated financial aid decision (if and when we send you an offer of admission). However, if you are able to submit a 2020 tax return to us by 10 January 2021, we can give you a final financial aid decision before your enrollment contract is due to be returned to us.
The SSS financial aid application for the 2021-2022 academic year can be found through a link available on your Ravenna account. Directions for completion of the online application are included in the website. The UNIS school code to be included on the Parent’s Financial Statement (PFS) form is SSS code 4581. You must include the school code in order for the PFS form to be processed. The application fee for online application is $55.00. SSS starts processing financial aid information starting on 1 November 2020, and we recommend that you submit your information to SSS by 31 December 2020 in order for UNIS to receive information from SSS in time for the February admissions notifications. Form 4506-T is available here.
Once you have made a decision to enroll your child to UNIS you must send a copy of your PFS form to the school and the following below that applies:
(A) United States Citizens who are not employed by the United Nations: Submit a copy of your 2019 Federal Tax Return, 2019 State Tax Return, W-2 forms and a copy of the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) to UNIS at the address listed below.
(B) United Nations Employees: Submit a copy of your December 2020 salary stub, a copy of your 2019 Federal Tax Return, 2019 State Tax Return if there is income reported to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, and a copy of the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) to UNIS to the email address listed below.
(C) Mission and Consulate Employees: Submit a statement signed by the appropriate authority at the Mission or Consulate indicating annual salary and the amount of housing and/or education allowance to which you are entitled. You must also submit a copy of your 2019 Federal Tax Return and 2019 State Tax Return if there is income reported to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, as well as a copy of the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) to UNIS at the address listed below.
(D) All others, including step-parents, please follow procedures stated in letter (A). If you are the citizen of a country other than the United States and do not have the forms mentioned in letter (A), please submit the 2019 tax forms you submitted in your country, with the amounts converted to U.S. dollars.
(E) For all parents filing a U.S. federal income tax return: After you have filed your 2020 tax return with the IRS, please complete this Form 4506-T (box 1a,1b,2a,3 and 4), and then sign and mail it to the appropriate IRS Center (address attached with the Form 4506-T). Please ensure that you list the United Nations International School as the recipient of the results from the form.
Please submit all requested documents to Admissions@unis.org.
Regarding students who apply to UNIS after February 2021: In order to be notified of the final financial aid decision by June 2021, the PFS and 2020 tax returns must be received by the school as soon as possible, but no later than 16 April 2021. Applications submitted after 16 April will not be reviewed until September 2021, and aid will be offered only if funds are available.
The Financial Aid Committee evaluates an applicant’s need in light of UNIS’ financial aid resources. Awards will only be granted to those applicants who demonstrate an ability to meet their financial obligations to the School. Financial aid is contingent upon continued cooperation from parents and the student’s satisfactory performance.
The Financial Aid fund is for parents who do not receive an education grant from the United Nations, their government, employer, or other sources. Therefore, UN or Mission parents who are eligible for reimbursement of tuition from the UN or their Mission are not eligible for financial aid and should not apply.