Financial Aid

Lycée Financial Aid

Discover more about important deadlines for new applicants, documents needed when applying, and what happens once you have applied.
Important Deadlines for New Applicants

  • For Preschool: Non-French families new to the Lycée Français de New York apply for Financial Aid between October 14 and December 15. 
  • For Grades 1-12: Apply for Lycée Financial Aid and Admissions at the same time.
  • Current families applying for Financial Aid for the following year may visit MyLycée starting January 31st

Our Financial Aid is assessed by Blackbaud Financial Aid Management (Smart Aid), an independent assessment service. In order to be considered for financial assistance from the school, each family must submit a complete SMART AID application and a letter explaining the need for financial assistance. To access the Blackbaud Financial Aid Management (Smart Aid) electronic application for the current year, please click here. To access the Blackbaud Financial Aid Management (Smart Aid) electronic application for the following school year, please apply during the designated time frame. If you are French, you must also apply for French Government Financial Aid as soon as possible (within the French Government deadlines).

Documents Needed when Applying

Here are the documents that you may need when you apply:
  • Most recent tax-related information, such as tax returns with all schedules, latest W-2 forms, and 1099s.
  • Special tax schedules (for business owners).
  • Bank / financial statements.
  • Rental / mortgage information.
  • Estimates of additional expenses / income (loans, child support, governmental assistance).
  • Documents proving non-taxable income.

Assistance from Blackbaud Financial Aid Management (Smart Aid) is available by phone at (800) 360-8027 or by chat

What happens once you have applied?

  • Once the application is submitted, Blackbaud Financial Aid Management (Smart Aid) reviews it and will contact parents who have submitted incomplete or unclear applications.
  • The information is analyzed using formulas developed to calculate need, based on a moderate standard of living for the geographic area of the applicant.
  • Blackbaud Financial Aid Management (Smart Aid) can take between 4 to 8 weeks to provide the Lycée with a comprehensive report for each applicant. We encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.
  • The school’s Financial Aid committee then carefully reviews each application, inviting families for an interview as needed, to determine eligibility of financial assistance.
  • The school will communicate awards in conjunction with Admissions and Financial Aid committee meetings.