Need Based Financial Aid
School and Students Services (SSS) is a national financial aid calculation service operated by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). They use family size, income, assets and debts, as well as other factors such as number of students in tuition charging schools, or other allowances, to determine each individual family's need. The Financial Aid Committee at Cushing uses this computation, in addition to the supporting financial documents (such as W2s, 1040s), to determine each financial aid award and family contribution. While we are not able to offer financial aid awards to every family who qualifies for assistance under these guidelines, when offering financial aid the committee meets the family's need, as determined through the SSS calculations.