Financial Assistance Application Timeline
By January 25, 2021 for currently enrolled GPS families
By February 7, 2021 for new financial assistance applicants.
Financial Assistance applications received after the deadline will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Copies of 2020 federal and state income tax returns (personal and business, if applicable), including all W2 forms and/or 1099s and all schedules must be submitted to FAST by March 1, 2021. Instructions for submitting these documents are included on the FAST website. Please do not submit this paperwork to GPS.
Junior Kindergarten through 8th Grade
Granada Preparatory School supports a strong, diverse student body that values both socio-economic and cultural diversity. Teaching children to respect and appreciate the beliefs, values, and histories of all individuals is as necessary for success in their world as a solid grounding in science, math, social studies, and language.
We understand that the cost of attending an independent school is a significant investment in your child’s educational future. Granada Preparatory School expects that all families will make reasonable sacrifices to finance the education of their children. Recognizing that every situation is unique, each family’s circumstance is thoughtfully reviewed.
It is the policy of GPS to admit students without regard to family financial circumstances. Admission decisions are need-blind and are considered separately from financial assistance decisions. Families are encouraged to apply for admission and financial aid at the same time, however, to ensure that the Financial Assistance Committee is able to make decisions in a timely manner.
Financial assistance is available to qualified Junior Kindergarten through Grade 8 families based on demonstrated need. GPS uses the services of FAST (Financial Aid for School Tuition) to evaluate the financial ability of each family and to determine a family’s ability to afford the costs of private education.
GPS will consider 2020 income for awards made for the 2021-2022 academic year. To apply, please click the FAST button (above right) to access the online, confidential application. Please follow the application directions carefully. You may complete the application in multiple sessions.
Notification of Award
Notifications of tuition assistance awards are generally issued with admission decision letters and re-enrollment contracts. When both the admission application and the Financial Assistance application process are completed, a family will receive a Financial Assistance decision letter along with the admission decision letter. Current families will receive provisional Financial Assistance awards with re-enrollment contracts. Awards will be confirmed upon receipt and review of the 2020 tax documents. Late forms, errors, or omissions in the FAST application may seriously jeopardize a child’s chance of receiving an award.
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Granada Preparatory School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, or sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, tuition assistance programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.