Our financial aid program’s key purpose is to help families bridge the gap between what they can afford and the cost of tuition. Families from a wide range of income levels have qualified for financial aid and aid is available to students at all grade levels. Financial aid is awarded based on need and the availability of funds. Awards are granted for one year and must be applied for annually. An applicant’s need for financial aid does not affect admission eligibility. Families are notified of awards at the time of acceptance.
Families interested in financial should check the appropriate box on the admissions application. Families must complete the Parents' Financial Statement
(PFS) form on the School and Student Services
(SSS) website and submit federal tax returns with all schedules for two recent tax years. Both custodial and non-custodial parents must complete the PFS forms and submit tax information. If only one parent is legally and/or financially responsible for the applicant, supporting documentation must be provided. Additional documentation is also required for business owners and self-employed individuals. All financial information is kept confidential and is only shared with the financial aid committee.
The deadline for submission of all materials to LREI is December 15, 2020.
Due to the high volume of requests, it is critical that families submit all requested materials in a timely manner. Award letters are mailed with acceptance letters according to the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York
(ISAAGNY) notification guidelines.
If you have any questions, please contact Michele Blackwell, Director of Financial Aid at 212-477-5316, ext 307.