Furtah Preparatory School is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization and is not supported or sponsored by any particular organization, receives no public funding, and operates solely on tuition, fees, and the contributions of our families and supporters. The Board of Directors of FPS has reviewed the tuition and fees for the students for the 2013-2014 school year and determined that the school must receive full tuition and fees for each student enrolled to cover the costs and expenses of operating the school.
Tuition Options for K-12 Parents
Parents may not know their options for paying the tuition at a private school when they determine that the public school system doesn’t fit their child. Parents should not rule out the possibility of their child attending Furtah Prep because of the money issue. Public schools may even help pay the cost. Here are some things that may help you.
First, if your child has an IEP, or Individualized Education Plan, then the dollars a public school pays to educate the child can be transferred to Furtah Prep. The Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (GSNS) Program is a school choice program available for special needs students attending Georgia public schools who are served under an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Currently, the maximum amount that can be applied to private school tuition and fees is $9,437.00.
If your child is reported by their present public school as a special education student, they may qualify for these dollars, which are known as SB-10 funds. Parents also need to know that the amount paid can change based upon a formula calculated semi-annually by the state. We can provide you with an estimate of the SB-10 dollars that will be paid for your child. "Special Education" does not necessarily mean a moderate to severe mental, physical or emotional learning disability. You child may be struggling in school simply because of a reading issue that has not been decoded. This evaluation is available at Furtah Prep.
Second, there are scholarship programs available to help cover the cost of tuition and fees at Furtah Prep. These scholarships are funded by individual and corporate state income tax dollars donated to Student Scholastic Organizations, or SSO’s, like the Georgia Student Scholastic Organization, or GASSO. The taxpayer receives a dollar-for-dollar tax credit and Furtah Prep can award scholarships to benefit the children of lower and middle income families who otherwise cannot afford a private school education.
Third, there are financing companies that will finance tuition and fees at Furtah Prep and allow the parents to make payments over a period as long as ten years, just like any other loan. Please see the financing companies found within our site to determine if this is a route for you.
Furtah Prep has other tuition and fee funding options for parents. Parents should meet with the school to determine what options are available to cover the cost of tuition and fees. They should not assume that every dime will come out of their pocket.
We realize that paying full tuition may not be possible for all families. Financial Aid may be available to qualified families on a year-by-year basis, depending on enrollment, funding, and budget requirements. Once you have applied for and been accepted at FPS, if you are interested in applying for Financial Aid, complete the following steps:
This third party source provides FPS with a confidential financial needs-analysis report; a framework through which household need can be measured fairly and equitably. Assistance from Furtah Preparatory School is provided in the form of a discount on tuition only; no assistance is provided for application fees, registration fees, activity fees, athletic fees, senior fees, or any other outside fees associated with attending FPS.
Recommendations from FG & A are then used by the Financial Aid Committee, in accordance with its policies, to determine the award amount. Financial aid requests are processed in the order of need and according to available funds.
Financial Aid applications can be completed online at https://www.factstuitionaid.com.
Consideration for financial assistance is given only after a student is accepted for admission to Furtah Preparatory School.