Financial Aid

Shu Ren International School is continuously exploring ways in which we can fund need-based financial aid to achieve socioeconomic diversity.


1. Complete and submit a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS).

To aid in evaluating each family's financial needs, Shu Ren International School uses the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). This organization provides need-based financial aid analysis to private and public schools nationwide to process applications for tuition assistance. Please visit SSS by NAIS’s website to begin the financial aid process. You will be asked to provide Shu Ren’s school code: 4745, during the application process.

Please note: In case of divorce or separation, both parents must complete the following steps.

2. Submit supporting documents as specified in SSS.

The following documents must be submitted to SSS along with your financial aid application:

  • Each parent’s and contributing family member’s past two years of tax returns 1040 with all filed schedules and attachments.*
  • Each parent’s and contributing family member’s most recent past two years of W2 forms.*

Please note: We do not require current-year forms; we require the two previous tax year forms, i.e., for the Fall 2024 Financial Aid application, we need your W-2 and 1040 Forms for 2022 and 2023 earnings. If 2023 information is unavailable by the application deadline, please submit 2022 1040 and 2022 W-2 and tax returns.

Click Here for the Application.


All financial aid is need-based. Admission decisions are made separately from financial aid decisions. However, we understand that parents' admissions decisions may depend on the amount of financial aid received. We will always strive to give you an enrollment and financial aid decision simultaneously.

Shu Ren International School will always strive to meet demonstrated needs. However, due to limited financial aid funds, awards may only meet a portion of the condition indicated by SSS. As with all other families, financial aid recipients are expected to pay the remaining amount of tuition by the stated deadlines within their enrollment contract. If the payments are delinquent, the school may withdraw the financial aid and rescind admission.

If you have any questions about your PFS or would like to verify the receipt of the application and status of your supporting documentation, please email SSS by NAIS at or call the SSS helpline at 1-800-344-8328. With other questions regarding financial aid with Shu Ren, please email us at

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