As we seek to make a GFS education accessible and affordable, our financial aid program assists families with students in Kindergarten through grade 12 with tuition costs and activity fees. A robust financial aid budget supports our commitment to a socioeconomically diverse school community. Approximately 32 percent of GFS families receive financial aid. Applying for aid has no bearing on our admissions decisions; no student is denied admission because of financial need.
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.
GFS is proud to award more than $6 million dollars of need based financial aid. At this time of the annual enrollment season, all the aid for 2020-21 has been allocated. Therefore, all new applications for financial aid will be placed on our financial aid waitlist.
The deadline for submitting financial aid applications, as well as supporting documents, is January 6, 2020.
Financial aid award letters for new and current families are mailed shortly after February 1, 2020.
Acceptance of the award is indicated by return of the signed enrollment agreement(s) and submission of non-refundable deposit(s) by February 8, 2020, for current families (including those with a newly-accepted sibling); and by March 1, 2020, for new families.
The non-refundable enrollment deposit(s) are credited to the upcoming year’s tuition balance.