The Geneva School offers financial aid to families with students in grades K–12 (students entering K4 are not eligible for financial aid). The Geneva School utilizes the online service of Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) to help determine how much aid the school will provide to families. Assistance from Step Up For Students (SUFS) is also available to some families. A family may submit an application to both organizations. Please see the explanations below for information about each agency. The Geneva School does not accept the MacKay scholarship.
Please also note that anyone receiving financial aid will not be eligible for the 3% pre-paid tuition discount.
FINANCIAL AID FOR SCHOOL TUITION (FAST)
Financial Aid for School Tuition is an independent third-party agency contracted by The Geneva School to provide an unbiased and confidential assessment of a family’s need for financial assistance. The application fee to FAST is nominal ($38), and any family who is unable to pay full tuition because of financial need is encouraged to submit an application. Decisions are based on a family’s financial need and school funds available.
|Who?||Fast Application Deadline||2012 Tax Return Submission Deadline|
|Current families re-enrolling by February 1, 2013
|Current families re-enrolling after February 1, 2013
|March 15 or within a week of re-enrolling (whichever is later)||April 15. If submitting a FAST application after April 15, your 2012 tax return must be mailed within a week of applying.|
|New Families||Within a week of receiving an acceptance letter. (New families are asked not to apply to FAST until after they have received an acceptance letter.)||April 15. If submitting a FAST application after April 15, your 2012 tax return must be mailed within a week of applying.|
Important Info Regarding FAST
Please be advised that preparing to fill out the FAST application takes about as long as preparing to file your taxes. In order to complete this form, there are a number of financial records you will need. Please download the worksheet and user guide available when you click the link to FAST below. This will help you as you prepare to make an application.
The Geneva School requires that you send the following documents to Indepenant School Management for verification after you have submitted your online application:
- Your 2012 federal tax forms including Schedule A, Schedule C, Schedule E, and Schedule F if applicable
- All 2012 W2′s
Mail documentation to:
Independent School Management
Attn: FAST Processing
1316 N. Union St.
Wilmington, DE 19806
Payment of the FAST application fee ($38) is the responsibility of the applicant. Only when FAST has received your online application and the neccessary documents will the application be complete. Please note that you must use your tax returns and W-2′s for the year 2012. Prior year’s documentation will not be accepted.
If you do not have access to a computer, you are welcome to use one at the school. Please contact the Admission Office to schedule the use of one of our computers.
When you apply for financial aid it is the parent’s responsibility to ensure that the application submitted is complete. FAST will send the results to the school (not the applicant). Once the school hears from FAST, the Board of Governors will review the amounts. You will be contacted by the accounting department regarding your award as soon as possible.
For further information, please contact Elizabeth Yawn in the accounting office at The Geneva School (321-422-0225).
|Current Families Applying for FAST
|New Families Applying for FAST|
STEP UP FOR STUDENTS SCHOLARSHIP
Step Up for Students is a school choice program awarding private school scholarships to low-income students in Florida. Families and students must qualify for the scholarship and apply directly to Step Up for Students. Students must be accepted at The Geneva School before scholarship is awarded. The scholarships cover up to $4,335 for student tuition.
Families applying to SUFS for the first time must meet the following qualifications:
- The student must be entering Kindergarten (those children must be 5 years old on or before September 1) through 5th grade.
- If entering 6th grade or above, the student must have been in attendance at a Florida public school the entire school year prior to receiving the scholarship.
- The family income must be at or below the income guidelines outlined in the Step Up for Students website www.stepupforstudents.org.
For further information, please visit www.stepupforstudents.org and click on “Set Up for Students.”