University Cooperative School

(206) 524-0653

5601 University Way NE

Seattle, WA 98105

Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance

University Cooperative School values socioeconomic diversity. Since the school’s beginnings, tuition assistance has been offered to try to offset the cost between a family’s resources and the cost of tuition. A limited amount of tuition assistance is available to new families. The school makes every effort to meet financial needs.

Tuition assistance at University Cooperative School is awarded based on a family’s demonstrated financial need and the school’s available resources. University Cooperative School understands that the primary responsibility for financing a student’s independent school education lies with his or her family. All families at University Cooperative School contribute financially to their child’s education in a meaningful way.

Steps to Apply

Tuition assistance applications are administrated through University Cooperative School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS). To apply, please follow these steps. In order to be considered, you must apply by February 3, 2022.

  1. Fill out a parent/guardian financial statement at
  2. Provide a copy of signed 2021 tax forms with all schedules and attachments (for all parents / guardians) to the school and SSS.
  3. Provide a copy of 2021 W2’s, and all 1099 Misc. statements and all other income statements for 2019 (for all parents / guardians) to the school and SSS.
  4. Provide a signed copy of IRS form 4506 to the school and SSS.

SSS will provide you and the school with a calculation of what your family can contribute toward tuition. The SSS calculation does not guarantee that you will receive a certain amount from our school. Rather, University Cooperative School’s Advisory Board will use the calculated amount for each family in conjunction with available tuition assistance funds to make financial aid determinations.

If parent/guardians are separated or divorced, both households must submit a parent/guardian financial statement to SSS along with the above items.

All applications are kept confidential.

If you have any questions, contact Jenny Curtis at