Financial Aid Programs
South Lancaster Academy offers and participates in a variety of financial aid programs designed to help students attend SLA. Our school depends greatly on the generosity of donors who, with their contributions, help make possible our financial aid programs. If you would like to contribute to our worthy student fund click here to make a donation today.
Institutional Financial Aid Program
Need-Based Financial Aid (Grades K-8)
This financial aid is designed for elementary and middle school level students. Eligibility is based on family income. An application with income verification through FACTS is required every year. Financial Aid application fee is $30 per family per year.
Need-Based Work Study Financial Aid (Grades 9-12)
This is a work study financial aid program and is designed to help students, grades 9-12 and 14 years old and older, to assume a greater financial responsibility for their own education. Eligibility is based on family income and funds disbursement is based on program participation. An application with income verification through FACTS is required every year. Financial Aid application fee is $30 per family per year (minimum of 0.5 hrs and not more than 5 hours a week are required).
Three Way Plan (Grades PK-12)
This is a program sponsored by the Southern New England Conference, the home church and the school. Eligibility is based on family income. Families must apply each semester through their home church and must complete both of the following forms in order for the funds to be included with the payment plan. To download and complete both forms click on the following two links:
Secondary Educational Trust Funds (S.E.T Grades 9-12)
This is available to all qualifying grade 9 to 12 students. Seventh-day Adventist church membership within the Southern New England Conference is required. Application must be submitted to SNEC's Department of Education each fall. To download and complete the form click on the following link:
Local Home Church (Grades P-12)
South Lancaster Academy works to identify the specific needs of each family and assists in preparing a payment plan. SLA is willing to stretch the tuition payments up to 12 months to better accommodate the family's needs, but the school depends on the home church to assist with their financial need. In the process of preparing a payment plan, we need to include the financial aid funds that the family will receive from their home church. This form is required if the family is applying for any financial assistance from school or church. To download and complete the form click on the following link:
Literature Evangelism/Camp Winnekeag Summer Work (Grades 9-12)
South Lancaster Academy will match 25% of the student's gross income for any Literature Evangelism/Camp Winnekeag summer work. This financial aid will be applied to the student's tuition account. A copy of the official paystub showing the gross amount received must be submitted to the treasurer's office or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org before September 30 of the school year right after the summer worked.