Financial Assistance

An education from The Tree House Episcopal Montessori School is an investment in your child’s future. We realize that education costs are a significant financial commitment and may be a challenge for some families. All admission decisions are made without regard to financial assistance. Your child must have a completed admissions application on file to begin the process.

The Tree House is is an approved Family Empowerment Scholarship Program Provider. The Tree House accepts FES-Equal Opportunities (kindergarten and older) and FES-Unique Abilities scholarship (age 3 and older) funding through the Florida Department of Education, School Choice. Qualified families should apply for these scholarships first, before filling out a FAST form. Click here to see if your family qualifies.

If your child does not qualify for either of the above scholarships, you may apply for discounted tuition through the school.

The Tree House utilizes the FAST financial aid program. The FAST system provides an objective financial needs assessment directly to The Tree House administration. Applications may be submitted online beginning mid-March.  Partial scholarships may be awarded, based on need and will be offered as part of the annual student enrollment process. Applications for financial aid submitted after the May 31st, 2024 deadline may only be considered if scholarship funds remain available.

How do I apply for financial aid if I don’t qualify for any state offered scholarships?

All financial aid applicants must have a complete admissions application on file to be considered for financial aid. To apply for financial aid, please complete the FAST application online and follow the steps within the application process for financial aid sections. Parents pay $48 per application. You must submit all financial documentation, including tax returns, to receive a final financial aid determination. Financial Aid applications are due by May 31st, 2024 for the 2024-2025 school year. All submissions are confidential and only reviewed by The Tree House financial aid committee. Tax returns must be submitted by May 31. Scholarships awards are contingent on tax returns submitted to FAST.

How is need determined?

Financial need is determined by the school’s financial aid committee, which uses the confidential personal and financial information that is submitted by parents to FAST. The Tree House is committed to making partial scholarships available to as many eligible applicants as possible.

What criteria are used in determining financial aid?

While the availability of school resources, the number of qualified applicants, and overall budgetary constraints influence financial aid decisions; The Tree House Montessori School is committed to making partial scholarships available to as many eligible applicants as possible.

How much financial aid may I expect to receive?

Each award is individualized, based on the demonstrated financial need of each applicant. Only partial awards are given in order to assist as many eligible applicants as possible.

What if my financial situation changes?

A family must apply for financial aid each year in order to be considered for a financial aid grant the following year.

Are decisions regarding admission and financial aid related?

All admission decisions are made without regard for financial need.

Only one parent works outside the home. Must both parents be employed to receive financial aid from The Tree House?

In general, yes, if all children in the family are in school. We also realize, however, that circumstances may make it impossible, or very difficult, for both parents to work outside the home in specific cases. All applicants can make a personal statement on the application to inform of any extenuating circumstances you wish the financial aid committee to consider.