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Affording a Gillispie Education

For many families, the only obstacle to an exceptional educational journey in our learning community is cost. To that end, we strive to provide a generous need-based tuition assistance program to support families who may not otherwise be able to afford a Gillispie education. If you believe our school is the right fit for your child, please don’t hesitate to complete the application process. We may be able help you make this opportunity a reality and a financial possibility for your family.

Tuition Assistance Process

Tuition Assistance is awarded solely based on need. Families who anticipate needing financial assistance with tuition for their child’s education should apply for aid when they first apply for admission to Gillispie.  Gillispie uses the analysis of the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) organization to process information submitted by families. Federal income tax returns and supporting documents are also required. The resources of all parents and/or guardians, whether custodial or non-custodial, are considered in aid decisions. There is a non-refundable fee of $51 to apply for Tuition Assistance, charged in the SSS portal.

Forms, Documents and Application Link

2020-21 Tuition and Fees

Toddler Program and Preschool

  • 5 Full Days: $20,930
  • 5 Half Days: $16,950
  • 3 Full Days: $16,950
  • 3 Half Days: $13,560

Pre-K and Elementary

  • Pre-K: $22,070
  • Kindergarten through Grade 2: $23,380
  • Grades 3 through 5: $23,980
  • Grade 6: $24,770

Dates and Deadlines

  • December 16, 2019: Deadline to submit applications and 2018 previous tax returns to SSS (Returning Students)
  • January 13, 2020: Deadline to submit applications and 2018 previous tax returns to SSS (Toddler Early Admission Applicants)
  • February 1, 2020: Deadline to submit applications and 2018 previous tax returns to SSS (All New Applicants)
  • April 19, 2020: Deadline to submit 2019 tax returns

Online Resources

Additional resources to ensure that your financial aid application is complete can be found here. 

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