Need-based tuition Assistance program

Elizabeth Academy/Garfield School values socio-economic diversity and has a tuition assistance fund available for families with financial need for children ages 3 and up. Current Elizabeth Academy/Garfield School families are given priority for tuition assistance and are strongly encouraged to apply for tuition assistance by the Continuing Enrollment deadline, as we make tuition assistance decisions during the month of February. Funds will not be available for those who miss the deadline. There is typically no Tuition Assistance available for new families, as our assistance is already allocated to current families.

All inquiries, applications, and supporting documentation with regard to tuition assistance are treated confidentially.

As is common with many independent schools, tuition assistance awards are decided by our Tuition Assistance Committee based on the financial need information provided by FACTS. 

How need is determined

How to apply for tuition assistance

The application for tuition assistance is separate from the application for admission, but the two application cycles do overlap. Interested families should simultaneously complete admission application materials and tuition assistance application materials every year that you are applying for tuition assistance.

Elizabeth Academy uses FACTS Management Company (“FACTS”), to process our tuition assistance applications.

To apply for Tuition Assistance: go to and follow the instructions for completing an application for financial aid, including uploading supporting documentation by January 17, 2019.

Elizabeth Academy/Garfield School believes that the primary responsibility for educational expenses lies with the child's parents. Therefore, both natural parents must submit financial information in order to establish eligibility for financial aid. If the parents are divorced, separated, or never married, the custodial, non-custodial, or parents sharing joint custody must independently follow all of the financial aid application steps. 

Non-Custodial Parent Requirement