Financial Aid, Grants & Awards
At Bixby School we believe that our community is enriched by families and students from many different backgrounds and therefore a Bixby education should be accessible to as many families as possible. Our goals are to welcome and support qualified students and their families, including those who may not be able to attend our school without tuition support or scholarships.
All tuition and scholarship awards are based on a family’s demonstrated need, and they are available to families in our K-5 program or families who have children in both our K-5 and Preschool program concurrently enrolled. At this time we do not offer financial support to families who are enrolled in our Preschool program only. In order to determine a family’s financial need, Bixby School has partnered with FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment. This allows FACTS Grant & Aid to provide Bixby School with a Family Contribution Statement that will be used to determine the amount of aid awarded for the upcoming school year. In addition, copies of your family’s income tax returns, W-2s, K-1s and 1099s must be provided to FACTS directly. All information received will be held in strictest of confidence.
Please familiarize yourself with the information regarding our tuition support and scholarship policy as well as our procedures, and application timelines so you are well aware of deadlines and eligibility requirements.
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What happens if I miss the deadlines?
Unfortunately you are at a disadvantage if your file is not complete within the time frames listed here. While we understand that unforeseen circumstances can lead to a delay in submitting and completing your file, we start making awards in February for round one applicants and in March for applicants that submitted their application after December 30th, 2018 and will continue to do so until funds run out. If you do find that your tax return is not complete by mid-March, please turn in your tax return from the previous year as well as your previous year’s W-2s, K-1s and 1099s directly to FACTS Grant & Aid. You will still be asked to turn in your current information, once you have completed the tax return process.
Is there any preference given to certain students and their families?
Priority is given to current families first (this includes families that transition from our Preschool Program to our K-5 Program and thus become eligible to apply), and then new families. Should a family experience unexpected hardship or a change in circumstances, priority may be given to those families with a documented change.
Who makes the final decision about the amount of aid awarded, if any?
At Bixby School we have a Tuition Support Committee in place. All committee members treat this information with the utmost confidentiality.
Our tuition support application window for 2019-2020 school year is October 31, 2018 to March 15, 2019. Returning families are strongly encouraged to apply by December 30th, 2018 to be included in the first round of financial awards. Sign in to FACTS Grant & Aid here.
Bixby School will notify returning families from the first round of applications starting February 1st, 2019 and contact families that have applied after the December 30th cut-off starting March 1st, 2019 for tuition awards for the 2019-2020 academic year. Scholarship awards are made on a rolling basis and as new families apply.
Requests for tuition support received after March 8, 2019 will only be considered if funds are still available.
To view our policy for awarding tuition support, please click HERE
2019-20 Tuition Support Applications open October 31, 2018
Round One Tuition Support Applications: due January 31, 2019
Award Letters Issued for Round One Applicants: February 4-8, 2019
Round Two Tuition Support Applications: due February 15, 2019
Award Letters Issued for Round Two Applicants: February 18-22, 2019
The Pat and Bart Founders’ Scholarship Awards
Bixby School is proud to announce two scholarships for new students joining our community in grades 3, 4, and 5 (in any of those grade levels). In keeping with our founders’ commitment to providing the richness of a Bixby education to students who may not otherwise be able to be part of our community, we are accepting applicants on a rolling basis as new families are applying to our school. Our founders strongly believed that working families especially should have access to an education and community that truly support the whole family and all aspects of a child’s development; academic, social and emotional growth in a strong community. Decisions to award these scholarships are at the discretion of the Tuition Support Committee. The two scholarships are full-tuition scholarships for students over a one, two or three-year period. At any one given time, there is a total of two recipients only. Scholarship recipients need to continue to show a demonstrated need as documented by annual FACTS Grant & Aid application and submission of all financial documents as required from ALL tuition support applicants by completing the FACTS Grant & Aid process in a timely manner. Continued admission of the scholarship recipients falls under the same policies as continued admission for all our students. Scholarship recipients’ families are responsible for the facilities fee for every academic year they attend. For more details about the application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-494-7508 #6.