Affording Dunn

We work hard to make a Dunn education affordable to families.

Dunn allocated nearly $1.5 million to financial aid in 2014. Last year, 24% of Dunn students were recipients of financial aid. We encourage all families to apply for financial aid. If you have any questions about the financial aid application process, please contact our office at (805) 686-0651.

Families who wish to apply for financial aid should mark the appropriate box on the student’s Application for Admission. A packet of information regarding financial aid and the application process will be mailed to applicant families in early November and thereafter as requested. Please note that priority is given to those families that meet all deadlines.

Statement of Financial Aid Philosophy

Dunn School is committed to providing a quality education to qualified students who for financial reasons would otherwise be unable to attend the school. Dunn’s financial aid program is designed to bridge the gap between what a family can contribute and what it actually costs to attend the school. Dunn School offers financial aid on the basis of documented financial need of the family and the availability of funds. Read more about our Financial Aid Philosophy.

Contact Information

Sarah Thompson

Director of Financial Aid

(805) 686-0651 (direct)

School & Student Services by NAIS
800-344-8328 (Mon-Fri: 9 am - 8 pm. Sat: 9 am - 4 pm)

Financial Aid Calendar

February 1

Complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) with School and Student Service (SSS) online at

To ensure that Dunn receives a copy of your PFS, please remember to include our SSS Code (2914) on your form.

February 15

Mail or hand-deliver the 2014 Financial Aid Parent Questionnaire and signed copies of your 2012 and 2013 Federal Tax Returns, including all schedules, to the Financial Aid Office.

March 10

Admission and financial aid decisions are mailed.

April 10

Enrollment contract are due to the Admission Office.

May 1

Send your 2013 Federal Income Tax Return to the Financial Aid Office, if you have not already done so.

August 1

Payment in full or enrollment in Tuition Management Systems