Need-based Tuition Reduction Awards:
Tuition Reduction Awards are supported by a pool of funds The Farm School raises and dedicates each year to support outstanding candidates with high potential to contribute to land and community who have limited current capacity to contribute financially to the program. The value of each Award will be determined by the Financial Support Committee. The committee will base their decisions on an assessment of the applicant’s potential to contribute to growing the reach of the Farm School’s ethic and mission of connection to land and community, intersected with their financial need, as determined by the Tuition Assistance Application form.
Federal education grant policies (Pell and FSEOG) are used as a guiding benchmark for Award values. Typically, Pell Grants provide up to $6,000 to students who earned - or whose families earned, if they are dependents - less than $20,000 (sometimes more) in the previous year and who do not have significant assets; in addition, FSEOG can provide up to $4,000 more to students with significant need, for a potential total of $10,000 in this type of aid. In some cases, where additional financial support is required, Tuition Reduction Awards can exceed this amount. Please indicate on the Financial Support Application form the amount you believe you CAN afford for tuition and fill in the general financial information requested.
When possible, we offer $3,000 in Work Study to be used for tuition reduction to those that need it in order to attend. Work Study can be combined with any other financial aid or it can stand alone. The work-study expectation is 1.5-2 hours per program week.