How to Apply for Financial Aid

The process of applying for financial aid at Thacher runs concurrently to the admission process, with slightly different deadlines.

Between September and January

Indicate your interest in learning about the aid process by contacting our office and/or checking the box on the Candidate Profile section of the Gateway to Prep Schools application.

February 15 Submission Deadline

  • Complete and submit the online Parents’ Financial Statement form (Thacher's SSS# is 7648.) 
  • Complete and submit your final, signed, and filed 2021 federal tax returns, including all schedules and attachments, via upload to the NAIS website. Also submit your 2020 returns.
  • Sign and return the IRS form 4506, provided by Thacher, via upload to NAIS. Please note, you are not required to pay the fee referenced on the form.
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