Apply for Flexible Tuition

OES uses School and Student Services for Financial Aid (SSS) to help determine a family’s ability to pay tuition. The service and process, used by over 2100 schools nationwide, help ensure that schools use a consistent and objective procedure to evaluate a family’s ability to pay tuition.

Because Flexible Tuition is limited, it is important to complete the application on time and to fully disclose your financial situation before the deadline.

2020–21 Flexible Tuition Application
Deadline: February 3, 2020

All Applicants:

  • Submit the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) www.solutionsbysss.com/parents 
    (Available November 1) 
    • OES School Code is 5572.
    • The cost to submit a PFS is $51. Fee waivers are automatically provided to families who meet the income qualification for a waiver.

Domestic/USA Applicants:

  • Scan and upload the following documents to the PFS by February 3:
    • 2019 W-2 (from all employers)
    • 2017 and 2018 IRS Federal Tax Form 1040 and all schedules (including Schedule C, D, E). If you own an S-Corp, please include your 1120S business return and K-1.
    • 2017 and 2018 State tax returns
    • IRS Form 4506-T Request for Transcript of Tax Return (do not send this form to the IRS!)
    • Additional documents may be requested.

International Applicants

  • Scan and upload the following documents to the PFS by February 3:

Common Questions

My 2017 and 2018 tax returns are very different from my current situation, can I submit my 2019 tax return?

YES! The Parent Financial Statement (PFS) will allow you to indicate areas where your situation has changed. If a family has completed their 2019 tax returns and would like to include them in their application, they may submit as "additional documents" in the PFS. 

How do I submit the supporting documents?

Document upload is available in the Parent Financial Statement (PFS) only after it has been submitted. If you do not have a scanner at home or at your workplace, drop by the Admissions office and we will assist you.

What is Form 4506-T and how do I complete it?

Form 4506-T is required for all families applying for Flexible Tuition. This standard IRS form allows OES to request an official copy of your tax return (if ever needed). Follow the quick reference guide for tips on how to complete the form. Forms should be uploaded to the PFS or dropped off in the OES Admissions office. Do not mail the 4506-T to the IRS.

For help with the Parent Financial Statement (PFS), please contact the SSS Customer Support Center at 800-344-8328.

Oregon Episcopal School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender (including pregnancy), gender identity or expression, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or other legally protected status in admission of otherwise qualified students or in providing access to the rights, privileges, programs, or activities generally available to all students and their families, including educational policies, Flexible Tuition and other financial assistance programs, or athletic, extra-curricular, and other school-administered programs and activities.