Approximately 28% of GDS families receive financial assistance, and an average of $2 million is allocated for financial assistance each year.
Financial Assistance (FA) at Greensboro Day School is a strategic tool to position GDS as an affordable option to a broader population and serves to enhance the socioeconomic diversity of the school. Financial Assistance at GDS are strictly need-based awards available for qualifying families with students in kindergarten through grade 12.
GDS follows the NAIS Principles of Good Practice for Financial Assistance as a guidepost for the school’s FA policies and procedures. All FA decisions for student applicants are determined by the Financial Aid Committee after student applicants have been admitted to the school by the GDS Admissions Committee. The Financial Aid Committee will not review FA applications for families who have not been admitted by the Admission Committee.
Greensboro Day School uses an outside vendor, Financial Aid for Student Tuition (FAST), to determine a family’s financial need. Based on the financial information families submit, FAST provides GDS with its estimate of the amount each family can contribute to educational expenses. This estimate provides a starting point to help us make a fair and objective decision on financial assistance.
Financial Assistance Process
Frequently Asked Questions
- Does financial assistance have any bearing on the admission process?
- How is financial need determined?
- Is financial assistance automatically renewed each year?
- Will a change in family finances result in a change in financial assistance?
- Do student athletes receive preferential treatment in the awarding of financial assistance?
GDS is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS).
Greensboro Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, disability (to the extent that reasonable accommodations are possible), sex, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, or any other programs administered by the school.
Greensboro Day School does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its programs, services or facilities, including admissions, enrollment, and access to educational programs offered by the School in accordance with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.