Tuition and Financial Aid

Gann Academy serves students across a wide socioeconomic spectrum and is committed to making a Jewish high school education accessible to all admitted students, regardless of financial need. We are fortunate that generous philanthropic support makes it possible for us to offer tuition assistance in many different forms.

Gann Academy’s tuition is indexed to family income. For the 2017-2018 year, tuition will range from $10,000 to $41,950, based on family income, assets, number of students in tuition paying schools, and other circumstances.

More than half of Gann families participate in one of our affordability programs and Gann is pleased to be able to support more than 95% of demonstrated need. These programs (see list below) are designed to ensure that we are able to serve the greatest possible number of mission-appropriate students. Many families are surprised to realize that they qualify. Families are welcome to apply for multiple programs, and Gann will assess the tuition that is best for each family.

Traditional Financial Aid

This need-based program uses income and asset documents provided by families, in combination with other pertinent information. A committee evaluates all applications submitted through SSS (School and Student Services) to determine a family’s tuition assessment. Gann guarantees that all families who qualify for traditional need-based financial aid will receive a minimum award of $5,000.
 

Within Reach

Within Reach is a program that offers set tuition for four years, scaled to your family income. Eligible families with an adjusted gross income between $175,000 and $500,000 and net assets under $500,000 (excluding primary residence and retirement accounts) may apply for this program.
 
Visit the Within Reach page to learn more about the program, view your family's personal tuition scale, and to download the Within Reach application.
 
 

Pioneer Program

The Pioneer Program is for students who are joining us from public schools. The program offers an annual 20% tuition discount to a limited number of students who enroll at Gann for the ninth grade from public middle schools. Any Gann applicant to the ninth grade who attended public school since at least sixth grade and who does not have a sibling who has attended Gann may apply for the program. For 2017-2018, students in the Pioneer Program will pay tuition of $33,560.
 

Professional Partner Program

The Gann community is enriched by the active engagement of our communal leaders and their families, therefore the Professional Partner Program is for students with the primary-income parent who is a full-time Rabbi, Cantor, Camp Director, or Head of School. These families may apply for this program, which offers a tuition discount of $10,000 per child per year. This program is available to both ninth grade and transfer applicants. For 2017-2018, students in the Professional Partner Program will pay tuition of $31,950.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 16 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: Who can I talk to about financial aid?

    Any member of the admissions team can help answer questions about affordability, or you can speak with Amy Chandler-Nelson, Business Operations Manager, at 781.642.6800, ext. 113 for more information.
  • Q: Who can apply for financial aid to Gann Academy?

    Any student enrolled in, or applying for admission to, Gann Academy may apply for financial aid.
  • Q: How does my family apply for financial aid?

    Gann Academy partners with School and Student Services (SSS) by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) for financial aid applications. Families that are currently receiving financial aid from Gann Academy will receive financial aid application instructions via email in December. The application, which includes a Parent Financial Statement (PFS), must be completed and submitted to SSS by the January 15th deadline.
  • Q: Does applying for financial aid affect admission to Gann Academy?

    No. Admission to Gann Academy is need-blind. A family's financial circumstances have no effect on admission.
  • Q: My 2017 Federal tax return is not complete; Can I wait until after the January 15th deadline to submit the application?

    No. The school asks that you estimate your financial information to the best of your ability on the PFS. Applications will be reviewed without the submission of a completed 2017 Federal tax return, as long as your 2016 return has been submitted. 2017 tax returns must be submitted by April 20, 2018.
  • Q: Is there a maximum income level that will disqualify me from receiving financial assistance?

    No. There is no clear-cut income limit. The financial aid process examines many variables, including income, in order to determine eligibility.
  • Q: Before completing the financial aid application, can you tell me how much aid I will receive?

    No. We are unable to determine eligibility without completed financial aid and admissions applications. However, families that qualify for financial assistance can expect to receive a minimum award of $5,000.
  • Q: What about financial aid if I am separated or divorced?

    Custodial and non-custodial parents both must apply for financial aid. Applications may be entirely separate or be completed jointly. This information is collected to determine the ability, not the willingness, of all parties to financially support the education of their children.

    The school considers the financial resources of all living parents, step-parents, and domestic partners, and requires the cooperation of all parties before financial aid awards are determined. No financial information will be viewable to another parent online, nor will the school share any financial information submitted by another parent.

    The school is not bound by any disclaimers of financial responsibility or legal arrangements that may bind either parent. Gann Academy does not act as an intermediary between parents and asks that all parties involved communicate directly with each other regarding the education of their children.
  • Q: What if I am self-employed or have income from other sources?

    If you have income from a business, rental property, s-corporation, partnership, or estate/trust, you must submit complete copies of all tax schedules along with your individual income tax returns including the following:

    Business: Schedule C or C-EZ (Form 1040)
    Farm: Schedule F (Form 1040) and Form 4562 Depreciation and Amortization
    Rental Property: Schedule E (Form 1040)
    S-Corporation: Schedule E (Form 1040), Form 1120S, Schedule K-1 and Form 8825
    Partnership: Schedule E (Form 1040), Form 1065, Schedule K-1 and Form 8825
    Estates and Trusts: Schedule E (Form 1040), Form 1041, Schedule K-1 and Form 8825
     
  • Q: Should I complete multiple applications if I have more than one child applying for financial aid?

    Using the PFS online, you can enter application information for all of your children who are applying for financial aid using a single application. You do not need to complete a seperate PFS online for each child.
  • Q: Will it be taken into account if I have other children applying to or attending tuition-charging institutions?

    Yes, for traditional financial aid. The school considers tuition commitments with other institutions through the undergraduate level. In addition, the school expects that a family applying for aid from Gann Academy will also apply for financial aid from all other tuition charging schools.
  • Q: Must both parents be employed to qualify for financial aid?

    In general, yes. However, we realize that specific cases may make it difficult for both parents to work outside the home. Explaining such circumstances on your application is important.
  • Q: My child is transferring in from another high school, is my child eligible to participate in either Within Reach or the Pioneer Program?

    At this time, we do not offer the Within Reach or Pioneer Program to students transferring in from other high schools. We encourage transfer students to go through the traditional aid process to best determine their eligibility for assistance.
  • Q: Will my financial documents be secure with SSS?

    SSS data security processes are SAS70 certified to ensure safety. SSS uses the most up-to-date intrusion detection, firewalls, encryption levels and security patches. For more information, please visit the parent FAQ section on the Solutions By SSS Website.
  • Q: Do I need to submit IRS Form 4506-T even though I sent my tax returns to SSS?

    Gann Academy reserves the right to request IRS Form 4506-T at any point during the financial aid application process. This form is used in some circumstances when the Financial Aid Committee deems it necessary to obtain a copy of your Federal tax transcript directly from the IRS.
  • Q: What if my application is submitted or completed after the January 15 deadline?

    Financial aid award decisions are made shortly after the January 15 deadline, and funds in the financial aid pool do diminish. It is in the families' best interest to have your application submitted by the deadline.

    Late applications are subject to penalty and applications that are not completed within a reasonable amount of time will become inactive and will not be funded. If there are extenuating circumstances and your application will not be ready on time, please contact the Amy Chandler-Nelson, in the Office of Finance and Operations.



Application Deadline

Applications for Traditional Financial Aid, the Pioneer Program, the Professional Partner Program, and/or Within Reach are due on January 15. Late applications will be considered as funds are available. Financial aid decision letters will accompany Gann Academy acceptance letters.  

Fees & Payment Plans

Gann’s tuition includes the all-school retreat, athletic uniforms, and Shabbatonim. For students traveling to Israel, there is an additional assessment which is highly subsidized and linked to family income. Tuition may be paid annually, semi-annually, or in ten monthly payments.

Learn more about FACTS Payment Plans here.

Financial Aid Contact

Amy Chandler-Nelson
Business Operations Manager
781.642.6800, ext. 113
    • Gann’s affordability programs are made possible in part by a generous grant from the Morton E. Ruderman Inclusion Scholarship fund.
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