Nature's Pathways Early Childhood Education
There is currently no tuition assistance program available to our early childhood program.
2nd Nature Academy (Grades K-12)
It is the belief of 2nd Nature Academy to help families make an independent school education possible for their children. We also understand that not every family can afford the cost of an independent school education. Through our policies and practices, our goal is to try to enroll talented and motivated students regardless of their family’s ability to afford a 2nd Nature Academy education. An education from 2nd Nature Academy is an investment in a child’s future. As such, it is our expectation that each family will contribute to the extent they are able, and, if qualified, with the help of a financial aid grant from available funds, make 2nd Nature Academy a part of their child’s future.
Presently, there are two avenues that families may pursue for tuition assistance to attend 2nd Nature Academy. Both options are awarded based on both financial need and the availability of funds. The first method is through the State of NH's Children's Scholarship Fund. The second requires applying through School & Student Services for funds provided by 2nd Nature Academy. Families are permitted to apply for and utilize awarded funds from both programs.
Children's Scholarship Fund
There are two ways to apply for financial assistance for your child’s educational needs:
Education Freedom Accounts (EFA)
Education Tax Credit (ETC) scholarships
Please note, if you are eligible it is possible to apply for and receive assistance through both programs.
Am I eligible?
You must be a New Hampshire resident. (EFA and ETC)
Your child must be at least 5 years old and no older than 20 years old and entering K–12th grade. (EFA and ETC)
Your family’s income must be at or below 300% of the federal poverty level guidelines (shown here). (EFA and ETC)
You must complete the application process and sign the EFA agreement, which includes agreeing to share academic accountability documents. (EFA only)
State Scholarship Application
The application is available in many languages. Go to the Select Language dropdown list at the top right of the screen to find your language.
The deadline to apply for a full EFA is Friday, July 15th, 2022. There is no deadline for new applications for ETC scholarships, but you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible because the scholarships are first come, first served.
School & Student Services
2nd Nature Academy uses a nationally standardized system for financial aid offered by School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS). Each family completes a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) and submits it online to SSS. There is a nonrefundable fee to apply for financial aid, as posted on the SSS website. Upon your request, the PFS is sent to 2nd Nature Academy. Financial documents required for submission to SSS will be handled with the utmost level of privacy. The financial aid committee determines financial aid grants for admitted students based on a family’s demonstrated financial need.
Terms & Conditions
Need-based tuition assistance may be provided to aid families in need to offset the cost of 2nd Nature Academy tuition and fees. Financial assistance is contingent on the availability of funds and must be renewed each academic year.
Award of tuition assistance is dependent upon:
the family’s continuing financial need,
the student’s satisfactory academic progress,
the student maintaining satisfactory behavior,
and parental cooperation and support.
The 2nd Nature Academy admissions application process is separate from and distinct to the SSS tuition assistance application process. Admission to 2nd Nature Academy does not guarantee tuition assistance will be granted, nor does a SSS tuition assistance determination not guarantee admissions to 2nd Nature Academy.
Likewise, applying for financial aid is no guarantee that the full amount for which a family qualifies will be granted. A family with an “estimated family contribution” (assessed by SSS) less than the tuition charges for the year may be eligible to receive a financial aid grant.
Tuition Assistance Application
All applicants must begin by submitting a tuition assistance application through School and Student Services.
2nd Nature Academy School Code: 9209
Current Students: March 31
New Students: June 30
Complete Parents' Financial Statement
Upload to SSS:
complete, current federal tax return with all schedules
most up-to-date W-2 forms
signed and dated IRS Form 4506 t-ez from current and previous year
Current Students: April 15
New Students: July 15
Upload to SSS:
current Federal Income Tax Return with W-2 forms and all attached schedules
Backup financial documents
Current Students: May 15
New Students: August 15
Financial aid decisions are mailed to families