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- PreK-12: Sunday, Oct. 27, 1:00 PM
- PreK-12: Sunday, Nov. 24, 1:00 PM
- PreK-4: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 8:30 AM
- PreK-4: Monday, Dec. 9, 8:30 AM
We consider each student’s application without regard to their financial capacity. We maintain (and strive to expand) a financial aid budget of about $3.8 million, dedicated exclusively to families who demonstrate financial need. Our average aid grant is $32,000 per year. Our goal: A campus that reflects the diversity of our region. And a dynamic, pluralistic education in which every voice matters.
100 of the 715 students receive a financial grant
The average grant is $32,000.
The total FA budget is $3.4 million.
Applications are considered without regard to financial aid status.
*Includes lunch, class trips, and instructional materials but not after-school programs
**Includes lunch, class trips, comprehensive college counseling but not books and laptops
Each year all families will be asked to support the ANNUAL FUND. As tuition alone does not cover the full investment GFA makes in each student, the school relies on the Annual Fund to provide 7% of the operating budget each year.
From time to time GFA will conduct a capital campaign. Capital giving funds major strategic objectives, including new facilities, program, and endowment.
Donations to Annual Giving and Capital Campaigns are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
The family has five children. Two of the children attend college, one is applying to ninth grade and there are two younger siblings in public school. The father is employed as a business executive and earns $500,000; the mother is self-employed and earns $40,000. The children attending college will be required to pay $102,000 after their financial aid grant and scholarships are applied to the tuition.
Tuition for grade 9: $45,270
Estimated grant: $10, 270
The family is applying for kindergarten and third grade. The father is a financial planner and earns $80,000. The mother is a graphic designer and earns $60,000. The family owns their own home and has $10,000 in liquid investments and an IRA totaling $95,000.
Tuition for kindergarten: $40,860
Tuition for grade 3: $40,860
Estimated grant: $73,339
The family is applying to seventh and tenth grades. The parents are divorced. The father is a regional manager for a local pharmaceutical company and earns $325,000. The mother has recently remarried, works as an educator, and earns $30,036. The parents have shared custody. Both children are involved in extracurricular activities with fees averaging $5,000.
Tuition for grade 7: $42,900
Tuition for grade 10: $45,270
Estimated grant: $27,610
To learn more about the application process for financial aid grants, you should follow the link to SSS.
The SSS website has webinars, FAQ and live representatives who can answer your confidential questions about the financial aid application process.
Many families do not complete their IRS1040 tax filing until April 15. There, GFA only requires your IRS W2 and previous tax filing. When you have completed your IRS1040, please upload to your SSS account.
GFA requires all families to complete the IRS form 4506T,
GFA’s policy is that both parents of divorced and/or separated families contribute to the cost of the GFA education, without regard to any additional court adjudication. Parents and step-parents on both sides are required to complete the SSS financial aid application.
If a parent is no longer in the life of a child, the other parent is able to complete an appropriate form that stipulates that the parent is no longer involved in the life of the child. This parent would not be expected to be present at any campus events, including athletic or arts events, or graduation ceremonies.
The SSS site