You’re researching independent schools because you value smaller classes, challenging academics, outstanding enrichment programs and “above and beyond” teachers, all of which require a significant financial investment. We understand your desire to provide the best for your children, including maximizing their potential and preparing them for success now and in the future. Affording tuition can be a concern for some families and George Walton Academy makes every effort to work with parents through our financial aid program to help make a GWA education affordable for any motivated and dedicated student who meets our admissions criteria.
GWA financial aid awards provide needs-based, tuition reduction grants for qualified students. Admission to GWA is not dependent upon a family’s ability pay tuition and we encourage interested parents to apply. The Financial Aid Committee reviews the financial aid applications and determines the amount to be awarded to each student.
Qualifying for Financial Aid
There’s no specific income that automatically qualifies a family to receive need-based financial aid at GWA, as income is only one factor considered during the financial aid process. Other factors include (but are not limited to) family size, number of children and family assets.
Types of Financial Aid, Scholarships, Intra-ships, and Payment Plans
George Walton Academy offers financial aid to qualifying families through two programs:
Available to students who are new to GWA and were previously enrolled in a Georgia public school, the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program provides tuition scholarship awards on the basis of financial need. When applying to a participating school for receipt of a GOAL scholarship, families must provide proof of eligibility. For more information visit the eligibility page on the Georgia GOAL website.
FAST assistance is available to current and new GWA students. FAST is an advisory company that provides a need-based financial aid analysis, including a recommendation of the amount that each family can reasonably contribute toward tuition. The distribution of FAST awards is based on student need, academic and non-financial contributions of the student and his or her family, and the availability of space and funding.
These scholarships are awarded to talented and dedicated students who are entering GWA in middle or upper school and have demonstrated excellence in:
· Performing Arts, including music, vocal, drama, dance, broadcasting
· Photography and Video
· Visual Arts, including drawing, painting, sculpture, and graphic design
These merit-based scholarships are awarded to high-achieving students who are entering GWA in middle or upper school and who demonstrate excellence in academic and leadership pursuits.
These scholarships honor the legacy of a dedicated GWA administrator and provide both need- and merit-based, non-tuition awards for students pursuing extraordinary academic, artistic, or leadership opportunities while enrolled at GWA.
GWA offers tuition relief to students who complete intra-ships by serving as peer tutors and providing technology support in the HUB. If interested in applying for one of these intra-ships, please contact Director of Admissions, Cari Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Academy offers several payment plan options. Please contact the Admissions Office for assistance in selecting the plan that best meets your family’s needs.