As part of our practice of the Quaker testimonies of equity and community, SFCS is committed to making a Friends education available to as many students and families as possible and cultivating a socioeconomically diverse learning community. Our fundraising program and budgeting process prioritize allocating funds towards need-based financial aid for K-8 students.
While we aim to offer financial assistance to as many mission-appropriate families as possible, the demand for financial aid typically exceeds available funding. Requests for financial aid are considered on a first-come, first-served basis, with families returning to SCFS given priority. Additional assistance may be available for Quaker families through our partner, Friends Council on Education.
Tuition assistance for Pre-K students is available for qualifying families through the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. Parents enrolled at Penn State may also qualify for Pre-K tuition assistance through the Child Care Works Program.
SFCS uses the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) financial aid application program to process financial aid requests using secure, encrypted data. Application data submitted to SCFS via the NAIS program is reviewed by our Financial Aid Committee, who makes all final award determinations. The process is confidential throughout.
WHAT PARENTS HAVE TO SAY
IRS notice for 501 C3 non-profit organizations: State College Friends School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.