FAQs about Financial Aid

What is the likelihood that I will receive financial aid at The Girls’ Middle School?

Financial aid is granted based on family need as demonstrated by the financial aid application. Each year approximately 50 families apply for financial aid making the process a competitive one. Families who qualify for financial aid but do not receive assistance may be placed on a financial aid wait list.

Who qualifies for financial aid?

Even if you are a homeowner or you think your income is too high to qualify for financial aid, you may still be eligible. If the tuition does not look affordable to you, it may be worth your time and effort to apply for financial aid for your daughter’s education.

What if my child has assets?

A portion of your daughter’s assets will be taken into consideration.

Is help available to fill out the financial aid form?

If you have questions or need assistance completing the form, contact Holly Varian Zuklie at 650-968-8338 x160 or hvzuklie@girlsms.org.

How is my ability to pay evaluated if I am separated or divorced?

GMS must consider all relevant family resources when financial aid is requested. We may need to ask for additional information.

Who will see the financial information I/we provide?

Only the GMS Financial Aid Committee and the School and Student Service (NAIS) will review the information you provide. Otherwise, GMS will hold your financial records in strict confidence.

Will my request for financial aid affect my daughter’s chances of being accepted at GMS?

No. We make admission decisions independent of a student’s application for financial aid. This means that a student may receive a letter of acceptance to GMS but not receive a financial aid award. Then, families may seek other funding sources.

Will GMS provide financial aid every year my daughter is enrolled at GMS?

GMS intends to provide tuition assistance as long as a family demonstrates need and the student meets school requirements. Families must reapply for financial aid each year.

When will we know whether our daughter will receive financial aid?

Although acceptance for admission is determined before financial aid is awarded, both decisions will be sent on March 21, 2019, provided that your forms are completed on time. The deadline for the GMS Financial Aid Application is February 8, 2019.