Financial Aid at AST
AST has adopted a policy regarding what have previously referred to as “tuition discounts,” which we will describe as tuition abatements. Parents who are requesting tuition abatements (these are not the multiple child discounts, which are automatic) will have to apply for them each year, and they will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Parents who have not previously asked for abatements may apply for financial aid by using the form mentioned below
AST is now required by the government to document any discounts that we give, so this system provides us a way of substantiating these. The school also believes that abatements should be granted only on the basis of actual need, not prior commitments or connections.
Parents must fill out an application form that can be picked up in the AST Office any time. These applications must be filed by June 30. The AST Administration team will then meet to decide upon the number and amounts of the awards. Please read the application carefully in order to provide the necessary documentation for the abatements.
Please consider that applying for an abatement, even if one has previously been given a special discount, does not automatically guarantee that the abatement will be awarded. The school has limited resources to devote to financial aid.
Richard E. Lussen