Financial Aid Guidelines
Financial aid applications are
mailed to families who have expressed an interest in applying for aid
in late October and should be filed with Garrison Forest and FACTS no
later than December 14, 2012. Failure to submit information by the
deadlines will delay processing and possibly jeopardize any award for
which a family may qualify.
• All information submitted is
kept in the strictest confidence. In turn, we expect families to
exercise discretion while in the financial aid process. A financial aid
decision is confidential between the school and family and vice versa.
Financial aid is available in grades K-12 with priority to returning
students whose applications are submitted by the appropriate deadline.
The largest percentage of assistance is given in Grades 9-12.
Families must apply for financial aid every year. Receipt of an award
for one year does not guarantee receipt of an award for every year.
Tuition accounts for currently enrolled students must be in good
standing with the Business Office to receive a financial aid award. All
families are required to meet payment schedules under the terms of the
enrollment agreement. Accepted sibling applicants of current students
will not be awarded financial aid or issued an enrollment agreement
unless the current siblings account is up to date.
will not be considered unless complete financial information is
received from both parents. In the case of parents separated,
divorced, or never married, both parents are required to fully complete
the financial aid application. It is expected that both parents and
appropriate stepparents contribute to the cost of the student’s tuition
and fees regardless of legal agreements. The Financial Aid Committee
does not feel bound by the assertion that one parent disclaims
responsibility for educational expenses.
• If a family has
children over the age of six, it is expected that both parents will be
employed. If one parent chooses not to work, than a full time income at
minimum wage will be imputed to that parent for the purposes of awards
• Families who qualify for Financial Aid will
receive financial assistance towards the purchase of a laptop PC. This
grant will only be offered during the year a student is required to
purchase a laptop. Qualified families with students entering Garrison
in the Eighth Grade will be able to lease their laptops. A grant will
be offered when the student enters Ninth Grade if the family still
qualifies for assistance.
• In the event of a positive change in
financial circumstances, families receiving aid must notify the
Financial Aid Office for the purpose of recalculation. A release of
funds from one family will enable another in the Garrison Forest
community to be served.