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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 strong 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 $60 to apply for Tuition Assistance, charged in the SSS portal. Gillispie School’s school code with SSS is 3407.

Forms, Documents and Application Link

Overview of the Financial Assistance Process

Identify financial aid options and take the guesswork out of making an independent education more affordable on the SSS Website.

2022-23 Tuition and Fees

Toddler Program and Preschool

  • 5 Full Days: $23,400
  • 5 Half Days: $18,950
  • 3 Full Days: $18,950
  • 3 Half Days: $15,200

Pre-K and Elementary

  • Pre-K: $24,650
  • Kindergarten through Grade 2: $26,400
  • Grades 3 through 5: $27,100
  • Grade 6: $27,550

Dates and Deadlines

  • December 7, 2022: Deadline to submit Tuition Assistance applications and 2021 tax returns to SSS (Returning Students)
  • February 1, 2023: Deadline to submit applications and 2021 tax returns to SSS (All New Applicants)
  • April 17, 2023: Deadline to submit 2022 tax returns

Online Resources

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

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