Tuition assistance is awarded based on a family’s ability to pay tuition which is determined through a detailed financial report submitted by the family to School & Student Services (SSS), a service of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). (A supplemental application is submitted directly to Bellevue Christian.) SSS serves the tuition assistance departments of hundreds of private schools across the country, including 贝尔维尤 Christian. To determine the family’s ability to pay tuition, SSS applies a standardized method of evaluation that considers income, assets, extraordinary expenses, and some forms of indebtedness, along with family size, the number of children attending tuition-charging schools, the regional Consumer Price Index, and other factors. Once the family’s financial report is submitted to SSS, a report identifying the family’s ability to pay tuition is made available to the school. The BCS Financial Aid Committee then confirms the family’s qualification for, and makes an award of, tuition assistance. Families who do not qualify for assiSTance are 不ified upon confirmation by the Committee.