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Nansemond-Suffolk Academy offers need-based tuition assistance to families to reduce the cost of tuition. They are awarded solely on the basis of need, which is defined as the difference between the tuition rate for a student and the family’s ability to pay that rate.  In order to determine a family’s ability to pay, the school uses an independent service, School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS), through the National Association of Independent Schools. More than 2,400 schools subscribe to SSS for objective, third party financial needs assessment to determine a family’s ability to contribute to educational expenses. NSA requires families to complete the online tuition assistance application through SSS.

We recognize that the decision to enroll your child at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is an investment in his/her future. We take our role seriously as stewards of your investment and look forward to partnering with each family to achieve your child’s educational goals. Please contact Dana Richardson, financial aid coordinator, for further information.

Tuition Assistance process

Here is a general guide to completing the tuition assistance process:

  1. Complete the online application for admission to Nansemond-Suffolk Academy by visiting www.nsacademy.org/page/admissions/admissions-process and clicking on "Apply for Admission".
  2. Visit sssbynais.org to complete the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) and submit the $55 application fee. Please use our school code, 5263, to indicate that your results should be sent to Nansemond-Suffolk Academy.
  3. Upload last year's tax returns and any other supporting documents that may be necessary to verify asset ownership, court-mandated support, etc. in the "Manage Documents" section. 
Please note that awards cannot be calculated until all three steps have been completed.

Tuition Assistance Determination

The school must have the following to determine awards:

  • Report of Family Contribution (per student) – from SSS
  • Copy of the previous year’s tax return from both of the student's parents or guardians 
  • Any additional documents requested by the school to verify asset ownership (court mandated support, etc.)
  • Please note that the enrollment contract must be submitted to the Office of Admissions with the intention of enrolling at NSA for the upcoming school year before tuition assistance will be determined 

Tuition Assistance Facts

  • 43% of the NSA student body receives need-based tuition assistance
  • $2 million awarded annually 
  • $5,998 is the average award
  • Tuition assistance awards do not have to be repaid
  • The committee keeps financial information confidential
  • Tuition assistance is a separate process from the admissions process; however, families must indicate the intent to enroll by returning the enrollment contract before assistance will be determined (we understand that your decision might be contingent upon the award)
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is a coeducational, college preparatory private school located in Suffolk, VA. Pre-kindergarten - Grade 12.