The Germantown Friends School Financial Aid Program is designed to assist families in paying tuition costs in hopes of making a GFS education more widely available. A robust financial aid budget supports our commitment to a diverse school community. Currently, approximately 28% of the GFS student body receives financial assistance. The Financial Aid Committee’s award process is completely separate from the admissions process; applying for financial aid has no bearing on admission 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 (including possible help from such sources as stepparents and grandparents) before asking GFS for assistance. If able, all parents of school-aged children are expected to work towards the cost of tuition. All families at GFS pay something towards tuition costs. Tuition does not cover books, lunches, transportation, or field trip costs.