Step 4: Apply for Financial Assistance

In order to be considered for the program, students must meet achieve eligibility criteria in addition to the acceptance criteria of a partner school. Since achieve is a four-year high school program, students apply beginning in October of their eighth grade year. All students must submit a recommendation by their middle school principal, counselor or approved program director.

Step Four


Apply for Financial Assistance

In order for students to qualify for achieve, families must apply for financial aid directly through the achieve partner school.

  • Online financial assistance application is available through the school’s website.
  • Applicant must meet all financial assistance deadlines and submit all required documentation.
  • achieve may require financial information in addition to what is required by the school.

Financial Aid FAQs

  • What are achieve’s expectations regarding divorced or separated families requesting financial  assistance?

It is the policy of achieve to consider the assets of both natural parents, if living, before making any award of financial assistance. In view of this policy, both natural parents are required to answer the income questions on the achieve application form and the school financial assistance application. It is the responsibility of the primary custodial parent to ensure that the non-custodial parent completes this information accordingly. Until it is provided, the application will be considered incomplete and achieve will be unable to make a decision on the applicant.  If there are special circumstances, outside documentation will be required.

  • Does achieve offer full tuition assistance?

achieve offers a partial tuition grant.  All families are required to make some contribution toward tuition.  Contributions are on a sliding scale based on need.

  • Aside from tuition how else does achieve provide financial assistance?

achieve provides a supplemental account to help with the costs of uniforms, books and other educational expenses.

Student Testimonials

  • The greatest impact achieve has had on my life is the college counseling. The help with writing, research, and financial aid has helped streamline the process significantly.

    Oscar Hernandez ‘23 Amherst College ‘27

  • achieve has helped me step out of my comfort zone and has guided me through my highs and lows. It helped me become the person I am today.

    Kaycee Leyson - MHSB '24

  • The summer internships have given me early insight on how to be successful when working my first job.

    Carlos Gonzalez - SJND ‘24

  • The achieve Program gives me the resources, support, and opportunities to succeed. What I like best is the endless support you receive from everybody.

    Angela Leon Alvarez - HNHS '26

  • The summer experience helped me to step out of my comfort zone and socialize with those around me to get to know them better.

    Daniela Perez - MHSB '26

  • achieve exposes its students to the world, turning bright students into shining ones.

    Alexander Robinson ‘23 - Reed College ‘27

  • achieve has taught me that education and growth go hand in hand with helping others.

    Sophie Ramirez - HNHS '24

  • achieve has given me hands-on work experience and helped me build leadership skills, which will help me apply for colleges and jobs in the future.

    Jayden Lucas - SJND '25

  • Community service is more rewarding than anything. Getting to help and care for those around you brings out true smiles and happiness.

    Nichola Carrillo - MHSB ‘26

  • The help and mentorship of achieve set me up to succeed and have an amazing four years at high school.

    Joseph Zuloaga ‘23 - Columbia University ‘27

  • I enjoy going to the achieve cultural events at the theater, because they are always so much fun and engaging. I like that I participate in activities I never got to try before.

    Vy Phan - HNHS ‘25

  • achieve has taught me to help others for a good cause because you never know how that will influence a person’s life.

    Israel Joseph - SJND '26

  • From summer internships I have gained a vast amount of knowledge on what having a job is like. I got a taste of what it is like to be an adult, and have lots of responsibility.

    Christopher Dominguez - ARHS ‘25

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