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Affording Gladwyne Montessori

Tuition Assistance

Gladwyne Montessori provides need-based tuition assistance to enable children of families who are committed to Montessori education to attend our school. The School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) serves as a third-party processor of applicant data. Tuition assistance applications are available online at SSSbyNAIS.org. Once an application is processed by SSS, reports are forwarded to Gladwyne Montessori for review by the Financial Aid Committee.

After the first review, applicants are considered on a rolling basis until all funds are expended. Tuition assistance is based on a number of factors including the total funds available for all students, the number of applicants, and their relative demonstrated need. Tuition assistance must be applied for every year. All tuition assistance information and communications are held in strict confidentiality. Use our tuition assistance checklist to ensure you complete all items for your application.

Please note: tuition assistance is not available for our Infant & Young Toddler program

See our Tuition Assistance General Guidelines here!

Please see below for important dates and deadlines, as well as steps for completing applications for tuition assistance.

Important Dates and Deadlines
October 1 Tuition Assistance applications open
December 15 Tuition Assistance applications deadline for current families
January 7

Tuition Assistance applications deadline for Regular Admissions
*Applications accepted on a rolling basis post January 7

January 27  Enrollment Agreements and deposits due for current families
February 15 Enrollment Agreements and deposits due for new families
March 15

Financial Aid - Federal Tax Returns Due (for current year)

Additional Admissions and Tuition Assistance Information

Families applying for admission indicate their intention to apply for tuition assistance on the application. Returning students receiving tuition assistance are automatically emailed tuition assistance reminders.

The Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management will email all new applicants and current families who receive tuition assistance in the month of November to share important information and reminders.

Families of applicants for admission must be mindful that they do not wait for an admission decision before completing the tuition assistance process but complete both processes in tandem. All families, including new applicants and current Gladwyne Montessori families, must meet deadlines if they wish to be considered for tuition assistance.

The school will process a tuition assistance application in January as soon as all required forms have been received. Therefore, it is in your best interest to complete and submit the necessary documents as soon as possible. Late requests for tuition assistance will be considered only if funds are still available. If you have any questions related to the tuition assistance process, please contact our Admissions Team.

Steps for Completing Tuition Assistance Application