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.

2019–20 Flexible Tuition Application
Deadline: February 4, 2019

*Application requirements updated November 26, 2018.

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 4:
    • 2018 W-2 (from all employers)
    • 2016 and 2017* 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.
    • 2016 and 2017* 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.

*2018 tax returns are no longer required.

International Applicants

  • Scan and upload the following documents to the PFS by February 4:

Common Questions

My 2018 tax returns will not be ready by February 4; can I still apply?

YES! *Updated November 26, 2018

Due to 2018 tax reform, we anticipate that most families will not be able to complete their 2018 taxes in early February. Your 2018 tax return is no longer required to complete your application for Flexible Tuition. Please be sure to submit all other supporting documents (2018 W-2, 2016 and 2017 tax returns) by February 4 for full consideration. OES will work with the information on the PFS and other documents to determine eligibility.

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 PFS, please contact the PFS helpline at 800-344-8328 or email SSS Help Desk 

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.

Flexible Tuition Questions

Jen Bash

Jen Bash

Associate Director of Enrollment Management