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Tuition and Fees

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Tuition alone does not cover the entire cost of educating a student at Augusta Prep. Each year, our school families, faculty and staff, alumni, and friends give generously to the Annual Fund toward supporting all students at Augusta Preparatory Day School, for example, through such such programs as student financial assistance..

Tuition Refund Plan

Because the financial commitment of enrollment is for an entire year, Augusta Prep offers a Tuition Refund Plan. For a charge of 2.1% of the total tuition, parents may insure themselves against full liability for unused tuition. Please contact the Admission Office for details of this program.

Financial Aid

Augusta Prep's financial aid program is designed to support our commitment to helping families afford the cost of tuition for Kindergarten - Grade 12. Grades Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten are not eligible for financial assistance. Financial aid is granted to families on the basis of need, as determined by the Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST).  Augusta Prep strives to make equitable aid awards, relative to each family’s level of demonstrated financial need and to the school’s student aid budget.

FAST is an online service that provides a recommendation to Augusta Prep of what a family should be able to contribute toward tuition, based on income, expenses, and net worth. The Financial Aid Committee reviews the FAST recommendation and decides the amount of aid, if any, awarded to each family.

Families who wish to apply for assistance should notify the Admission Office and file with FAST online after November 1st. The priority deadline for filing with FAST is February 1.

Also, parents must submit a copy of their most recent Federal Tax Return and W-2’s to FAST in order to complete the financial aid application process.  These forms are due to FAST 2 weeks after filing, or at your very earliest convenience.  It is recommended that you submit all forms by the stated deadlines in order to receive priority consideration.

To apply for financial aid, click here. For more information on financial aid or payment plans, please contact the Admission Office.


 Scholarships

Augusta Preparatory Day School aspires to create financial access for qualified students through its scholarship as well as its need-based financial aid programs.  Each year, scholarships are awarded to new applicants to the school.  Augusta Prep is fortunate to have been chosen by the Malone Family and Goizueta foundations for scholarship support (see below).  These scholarships are awarded to outstanding students with demonstrated need.  They can range in value according to the merit and level of need of an applicant.  For example, the value of a Malone Scholarship can be as high as the costs of full tuition and fees.  No special scholarship application is required.  Interested families should complete the admission and financial aid applications no later than February 1.

In addition, Augusta Prep annually awards a small number of scholarships that have a value of up to one-half tuition to rising 5th-11th graders.  These scholarships are awarded to new students with demonstrated need who have attractive records of academic achievement and extracurricular leadership and involvement, whether in the arts, athletics, community service, or other interests.  Families must demonstrate need by submitting the Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) application.  All eligible applicants may be considered; however, priority consideration is given to students who apply under either the Early Action or Regular Decision application plans for admission.  

At least one Prep academic scholarship, valued at up to one-half tuition, is reserved annually for a student who satisfies one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Resident of Columbia County, Georgia
  • Resident of Richmond County, Georgia
  • Resident of Aiken County, South Carolina
  • Dependent of parent serving in the U.S. military
  • Dependent of parent employed at Augusta University

 

Malone Scholarship Program

In 2008, Augusta Prep was selected as a Malone Family Foundation School, making it today one of only 50 schools in the country and the only school in Georgia to receive this distinction.

Augusta Prep was recognized by the foundation for its: “academic caliber; the quality of its staff; excellent accommodations for gifted and talented students; strong AP and enrichment programs; attention to the individual student's needs, interests and talents; financial strength and stability; and its commitment to financial aid; in an economically, culturally, ethnically, and socially diverse population.”

The Malone Scholarship Program rewards academically gifted and talented middle and upper school students, grades 7-12, who meet the following criteria:

  • Superior academic ability and motivation, evidenced by standardized test scores and high class ranking (top 5%)
  • Demonstrated financial need

A Malone Scholarship can cover up to the full cost of tuition and fees for each year the student meets expected academic standards, demonstrates continued good citizenship and character, and continues to qualify for need-based financial aid.

Interested families who want to explore their student’s eligibility for the Malone Scholarship should contact the Director of Admission & Financial Aid, at (706) 434-2381, or at admissions@augustaprep.org.

 

Goizueta Scholarship Program

The Goizueta Foundation Scholarship provides scholarships to qualified Latino students in grades 6-12. The scholarship covers a portion of the tuition for each year the student qualifies. Awards are based on the following criteria:

  • Academic talent
  • Character
  • Families with financial need will be given priority

Interested families who want to explore their student’s eligibility for the Goizueta Scholarship should contact the Director of Admission & Financial Aid, at (706) 434-2381, or at admissions@augustaprep.org

 

 

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