Applications are now open for the 2022/23 academic year! This year we have planned a variety of sessions and events to help you get to know our community better. We are also pleased to announce the return of in-person tours. Visitors must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within the last 72 hours. If you are just setting out on this journey, check out our virtual tour, register for one of our webinars, fill in an inquiry, and watch this space for updates. We are also available if you would like to zoom, call, or email.

Your Child's Future

A Pegasus School education is an investment towards the success of your child’s future. The Pegasus School is committed to offering an exceptional independent school education to families of all income levels. Application for our financial aid program by new and returning families is encouraged and will be based on financial need.

Socio-economic diversity is an important part of The Pegasus School, and each year we assist up to 15% of our student population with these need based grants. Awards vary from 5% to 100% of tuition and may also include additional  expenses that are part of the Pegasus experience such as field trips, the after school program, transportation, etc. 

Financial aid decisions are made independently of admissions decisions and financial aid awards are announced to new families after their children have been accepted for admission. 

In the case of joint custody, both parents must complete the FAST application in order for the application to be considered.

The deadline for submitting a completed financial aid application is February 15. Submission of all tax forms (completed and signed) and W-2s are due by February 22.

Policy and Process

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  • Policy

    APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 15
     
    The Pegasus School recognizes that a student and parent body that reflects the true socioeconomic diversity of Orange County enriches and enhances our educational opportunities. We value equity and inclusion and the contribution that a multiplicity of voices bring to the education environment.The Board of Trustees believes qualified, mission-aligned students who desire a Pegasus education should not be denied opportunity due to financial hardship or because a family does not have the means to pay full tuition and fees. Financial aid funds  are covered by the financial aid reserves and operating budget. Financial aid is available to students at any grade level whose family demonstrates need by application through FAST.
     
    Current families receiving financial aid must reapply to receive financial aid each year as the annual renewal of any grant is not automatic or guaranteed. As long as a family continues to demonstrate need, The Pegasus School will continue to meet that need. Financial aid awards do not have to be repaid.
     
    Financial aid awards range from 5% to 100% of tuition and are available for any student in any grade level. After school programs, extracurriculars, field trips, and other costs may also be included as a part of the financial aid package. In the case of a custody situation, both parents must complete the financial aid application.

    While the financial aid committee reviews all financial aid applications, it is possible that not all who apply will qualify.
  • Process

    APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 15

    Financial aid is awarded on the basis of a family’s demonstrated need. To evaluate this, we employ a nationally standardized system for analysis from Independent School Management called Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) which includes a copy of the parents’ most recent Federal tax return (1040) and W-2 forms.  FAST does not decide whether financial assistance will be given or how much to give; rather FAST provides a need-based financial aid analysis which includes a recommendation of what a family should reasonably contribute toward tuition.
     
    1. Submit all information through the FAST website. The application process is self-guided. You may navigate in and out of the program allowing you to partially complete an application and go back to it at another time. FAST has a 24/7/365 helpline available to you should you have any questions, which can be reached by calling 1-877-326-FAST (2378). 
    2. Upload  a complete, filed and signed copy of all current year Federal Income Tax Forms to FAST. The upload must include a copy of all W-2 forms and all accompanying income tax schedules.
    3. New and returning families will be notified within a week of completing their application.
    Applying for financial aid is managed by a very small committee of administrators. This committee does not include teachers, Trustees, or parents, and all information and conversations remain confidential.
     
    Parents apply for financial aid at the same time they apply for admission. The admission application and financial aid application are completely independent of each other, but financial aid is only awarded to those applicants that are admitted into The Pegasus School. The award will appear as a credit on the student’s enrollment contract.
     
    Returning students to The Pegasus School should apply for financial aid in the same manner as new students. Financial aid applications are submitted each year the family requests aid as circumstances may change from year to year.
     
    This process is directed by the Admissions Office. Please contact the Admissions Office Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with any questions or email financialaid@thepegasusschool.org.

Financial Aid FAQs

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The Pegasus School

19692 Lexington Lane, Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Tel: 714-964-1224 |  Fax: 714- 962-6047
info@thepegasusschool.org
The Pegasus School is a coed, non-profit, nonsectarian day school in Huntington Beach, California, that serves students in pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. A Pegasus education equips bright, motivated students to achieve future academic success and make a positive impact on society.