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Financial Aid


Financial Aid is available to students in Grades 6 - 12 for families who can demonstrate the need for financial assistance. Gulliver Schools uses Tuition Aid Data Service (TADS) to evaluate all financial aid applications. The Financial Aid Committee determines financial aid awards based on recommendations from TADS along with all other information submitted.

For additional information, please contact Maria Metzger in the financial aid office at 305.666.6333 ext. 2319.

When do I apply?

For students currently receiving financial aid: You will receive an email notification at the beginning of February advising you that the online financial aid application period is open. All required information should be submitted to TADS no later than February 21, 2014. Applications from families currently receiving financial are given first priority when received by this date. Provided that your financial aid application was completed by the above date, you will be notified of your financial aid award by March 31, 2014. Applications received after February 21, 2014 will not receive priority.

For current Gulliver students applying for financial aid for the first time: Applications can be completed online during the admissions re-enrollment period. All required information should be submitted to TADS no later than February 28, 2014. Provided that your financial aid application was completed by the above date, you will be notified of your financial aid award by April 15, 2014. These requests will be evaluated after awards have been extended to for families currently receiving financial aid. Applications received after February 28, 2014 will not receive the priority given to current Gulliver families.

For new students: While the online application can be completed at any time, the Financial Aid Committee will not review any application until a student has been accepted and enrolled into Gulliver Schools. Provided that your financial aid application was completed at the time of enrollment, you will be notified of your financial aid award three weeks after your child has been accepted and fully enrolled into Gulliver Schools, but no earlier than April 15, 2014. Applications from current Gulliver families will be considered before any new family applications are reviewed.

The financial aid process concludes on May 1, 2014. Families are encouraged to submit their application to TADS as early as possible, since financial aid budgeted dollars are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Acceptance into Gulliver does not guarantee financial aid.

What type of information is required?

  • Completed online application with TADS ($34 processing fee)
  • Copy of current tax returns with all supporting documents (1040s and W-2s)
  • Copy of corporate tax returns with all supporting documents, where applicable (1120s)
  • IRS Form 4506T-EZ (allows Gulliver Schools to request a tax return transcript from the IRS)

Detailed instructions are provided on the TADS website.

How are awards determined?

Financial Aid is awarded based upon need and available financial aid funds, and is not guaranteed to any student. Financial Aid is determined by the Financial Aid Committee using all information submitted, as well as the recommendation from TADS. Income is not the only criteria used for determining a student’s financial need. Other factors, such as total assets and lifestyle choices, will be considered in assessing financial resources available for tuition.

What does financial aid cover?

Only tuition, up to the awarded amount, is covered under financial aid. Textbooks, elective fees, uniforms or any other fee not part of tuition are not covered by financial aid.

Must both parents work to receive financial aid?

Unless there are legitimate reasons why a spouse is not employed, such a decision is considered a lifestyle choice and will be a factor in determining financial need.

What information is required if I am divorced or separated?

Financial information is required for both biological parents. The existence of a legal determination excusing one parent from financial contributions towards a child’s education will not be considered. We believe that it is the obligation of both parents to contribute towards a child’s educational expenses.

In the case where either parent has remarried, the income and assets of the stepparent will also be considered.

Can I apply for financial aid for more than one child?

In an effort to assist as many families as possible, financial aid can only be awarded to one child per family.

If I am awarded financial aid this year will I also receive it for future years?

Financial Aid awards are given on an annual basis. Families must apply each year to continue receiving an award. Generally, if a family’s financial situation has not changed from the previous year and the student is in compliance with the GPA requirements and conduct guidelines, a similar award may be extended.

Can my child lose the financial aid award?

While awards are need-based and not performance-based, each student given a financial aid award is expected to maintain a certain GPA and remain in good standing with the school. Students who fall short in these areas may lose their financial aid. Awards will be jeopardized if a family fails to pay the portion of the tuition for which they are responsible.

My child was accepted into Gulliver Schools. Can I expect to receive financial aid?

The admissions and financial aid processes are independent from each other. Acceptance into the School does not guarantee financial aid.

I did not receive the award requested. May I appeal the amount awarded?

Due to the large number of financial aid applications, the Financial Aid Committee can only review files once. Please do not appeal the award decision unless you can document that an error was made in the information provided.


Contact Information
Elena Castellanos
Director of Admission
Grades PreK3 - 8

Carol Bowen
Director of Admission
Grades 9 - 12

Directions:
Academy Campus

12595 Red Road
Coral Gables, FL 33156
Main Office: 305.665.3593
Fax: 305.669.1569
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Preparatory Campus
6575 North Kendall Drive
Pinecrest, FL 33156
Main Office: 305.666.7937
Fax: 305.665.3791
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