Greensboro Montessori School Financial Aid
The Financial Aid Program at GMS is a need-based program designed to help families who would not otherwise be able to afford our tuition. Financial aid assistance is granted on a yearly basis to families with children enrolled in the Kindergarten through Middle School programs.
Families interested in being considered for financial aid should contact the Admission Office in January to start the application process. Parents submit the application on-line and it is processed through a service called Financial Aid for School Tuition or "F.A.S.T." This service is sponsored by Independent School Management (www.isminc.com). There is a $38 application filing fee payable directly to F.A.S.T.
F.A.S.T. will use the information provided in the on-line application to make a recommendation to the school for how much a family can afford to contribute for education. Factors considered in the process include family income and expenses, assets and indebtedness, family size, age of parents, number of children attending tuition charging schools and financial support received from extended family or other sources.
GMS will consider the recommendation from F.A.S.T. and make final determinations based on the resources available in the school’s general operating budget. Financial assistance must be applied for separately each year. Returning families do receive first consideration as the school determines how to allocate assistance.
Consult the Admission Office to learn about processing deadlines. Final decisions about Financial Aid grants will be made by the Head of School and Financial Aid Committee.