Financial Aid

Funding an Independent School Education

A Germantown Friends School education is an important investment in your child’s future. Tuition and activity fees cover the cost of tuition and most grade-wide activities. They do not cover the cost of lunch, field trips and activities, books and reading materials, athletics uniforms, and some other small program fees that are particular to certain classes. After School Program, private transportation costs, and private music lessons (optional) are also not included.

Program Description

As we seek to make a GFS education accessible and affordable, our financial aid program assists families with tuition costs and activity fees. A robust financial aid budget supports our commitment to a socioeconomically diverse school community. Approximately 35% of GFS families receive financial aid. The Financial Aid Committee's process is completely separate from the admissions process; applying for aid has no bearing on admissions decisions. Germantown Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its financial aid program.

We expect parents to give their children’s GFS education very high priority in their financial planning and to consider seriously all family resources and assets (including possible help from such sources as stepparents and grandparents) before applying for financial aid.
 
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Important Dates

The deadline for submitting financial aid applications, as well as supporting documents, is January 9, 2015

Financial Aid Award letters for new and current families will be sent on or about February 3, 2015.

For new families, acceptance of the award is indicated by return of the signed Enrollment Agreement(s), the Award Acceptance Form(s), and the submission of non-refundable deposit(s) by March 1, 2015. The enrollment deposit of $750 per child is credited to the tuition for the following year.

For current families, acceptance of the award is indicated by return of the Re-enrollment Agreement(s), the Award Acceptance Form(s), and the submission of non-refundable enrollment deposit(s) by February 13, 2015.