Financial Assistance
Financial Assistance for our Families

Greensboro Montessori School’s Financial Assistance Program is a need-based program, which makes financial assistance available to families who cannot otherwise afford our tuition. Financial assistance is reviewed and granted on an annual basis and is available to students enrolling in kindergarten through ninth grade. Additionally, Greensboro Montessori School bases awards on a family’s ability to afford tuition only. Before- and after-school care expenses (the cost of All-Inclusive CASA and Early-Bird CASA), as well as other expenses outside tuition, are not included.

Accessing Financial Assistance

During the current school year, Greensboro Montessori School offered more than $500,000 in need-based tuition assistance to over 37% of our K-9 student population. If you are unsure whether your family would qualify for Financial Assistance, but you know that paying tuition is an uncomfortable stretch, please consider applying.

For families who choose to apply, we request they prioritize educational costs after necessary living expenses. As such, we use an independent and impartial third-party agency to determine a recommendation for an expected family contribution. We also encourage families to include a Family Letter describing individual circumstances impacting their situation and resources in the online application. When there are dramatic changes in a family’s financial situation due to a significant setback, we work as hard as possible for the child to remain at our School.

To apply for Financial Assistance as a returning family:

To apply for Financial Assistance as a new family:

  • Complete the application process by March 15. (The application process is complete once you have 1) attended a virtual information session or toured the school; 2) submitted your written application, including all supporting documents; and 3) attended your family and student visits. Kindly note, awards are only offered students who are offered admission to Greensboro Montessori School.
  • Complete the online application through FAST by April 1.
  • Submit completed tax forms to FAST by April 8.
How Financial Assistance is Awarded

FAST will use the information families provide to make a recommendation to the School for how much a family can afford to contribute for education. Factors considered in the process include family income and expenses, assets and indebtedness, family size, age of parents, number of children attending tuition-charging schools, and financial assistance received from extended family and other sources. Greensboro Montessori School will consider the recommendation from FAST and make final determinations based on the resources available in the School’s general operating budget. Financial assistance must be applied for annually, and returning families receive priority as the School determines how to allocate assistance.