Financial Aid

"We believe that creating a cohesive community of students, faculty, staff and parents from many backgrounds—socio-economic, ethnic, racial, linguistic, national, and religious—is vital to our mission of creating responsible global citizens and passionate, critical thinkers poised to create positive change in the world."  AIS Core Values Statement

As such, AIS remains committed each year to providing financial assistance to admit and retain qualified students regardless of their families’ ability to pay. To learn more about financial aid available, click below.

The application process for admission to AIS is independent of the application process for financial aid.

Financial aid is based on documented financial need. We partner with School and Student Services by NAIS (SSS) in our financial aid application process. SSS provides analysis which generates an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) that is a critical component of AIS’ financial aid decision. AIS uses the EFC as a baseline; however, AIS must take into consideration the total financial aid budget and the school’s policies and priorities. Therefore, the financial aid awarded to a family may not meet the demonstrated need documented by SSS.

All financial aid applications are subject to verification, and should discrepancies be discovered in the information provided to the Financial Aid Committee, we reserve the right to withdraw financial assistance at any time during the school year.

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  • Helpful Financial Aid Information

    Financial Aid is a self-managed process. It is parents’ responsibility to keep track of the financial aid application from the beginning to the end and to adhere to the deadlines. AIS does not collect the required tax documents; tax documents must be uploaded or mailed directly to SSS.
    Please follow these links for detailed directions on completing the 2022-2023 financial aid application:
    • To find more information about how to apply for Financial Aid and SSS’ Top Ten Tips for Completing Your Financial Aid Application, please click here.
    • To review the list of Financial Aid terms and abbreviations, please click here.
    • To review the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) Workbook and Instruction Booklet, please click here.
  • 2022 - 2023 Financial Aid Dates and Deadlines

    October 1, 2021: Families can begin the financial aid application process

    February 15, 2022: Recommended deadline for families to file 2021 taxes with IRS, complete PFS, and mail/upload all supporting documents to SSS

    March 1, 2022: Completed PFS and a copy of all supporting documents due at SSS.
    All completed applications must be visible to AIS. It may take up to
    48 hours for your documents to be processed by SSS.
    April 2, 2022: Decisions on awards e-mailed to families.

    New and renewal applications completed after March 1, 2022, will not be considered in the April 2 awards and must go through the appeals process. Appeals are only considered as long as funds remain available.
  • 2022 - 2023 Financial Aid Application Requirements

    Please click here for the 2022-2023 Financial Aid Application checklist.
    1. Submit an online application here.
    2. Electronically submit copies of any 2021 W2s and /or 1099s, Federal IRS Form 1040 with all supporting schedules, as well as all other supporting documents by March 1.
    3. First-time applicants must submit copies of their 2020 & 2021 tax returns, W2s and/or 1099s.
    4. November 2021, December 2021, and January 2022 bank statements
    5. Most recent Investment Account statement.
    6. If Medical/Dental/Unusual Expenses are indicated on the PFS, supporting documents must be submitted with an itemized cover sheet.
    7. Shareholders, investors, or partners with 20% or more ownership in a business entity must submit copies of their Forms 1120S and/or Form 1065 with all Schedule K-1s.
    8. An official Tuition Statement with proof of payment must be submitted for children in other tuition-charging schools.
    9. IRS Form 1098-T must be submitted if higher education expenses have been incurred.

    In the case of separation or divorce, each parent must submit a PFS and supporting documents. In the case of unmarried parents, any parent or adult in the household with custody or regular visitation must submit tax documents.

    If you have additional questions regarding financial aid, please contact Debra Kopec at
  • Webinars

    You will be able to find a list of upcoming live webinars by logging into your SSS Portal and clicking on "Home." Please click here to find a list of pre-recorded webinars.
  • International Student Financial Aid Profile

    Please utilize the form below if you are an international family and have not filed a U.S. tax return. It's important to note that Adobe Acrobat Pro users can fill it out online, save, print, or email.  Adobe Acrobat Reader users can also fill it out online (or print to fill out by hand) but will not have the ability to save and send as an attachment to an email. Please also be aware that Mozilla Firefox does not support this functionality! It's recommended that families utilize either Internet Explorer or Chrome to complete this form.

Financial Aid Brochure

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    Debra Kopec 

    Financial Aid & Enrollment Insights Manager

Atlanta International School

A private, non-profit, international, IB World School for grades 3K-12, featuring full and dual-immersion language programs.

2890 North Fulton Drive

Atlanta, Georgia 30305, USA