Depending on the funds available each school year, Financial assistance at EJJR may be available to students based on the school scholarship program, the student academic merit and the family financial need.
In order to be eligible for the scholarship program or financial aid, students must first submit a completed application as well as a completed financial aid application (available starting the 2017-2018 academic school year). This must be submitted and received EJJR by January 1st, February 1st and March 1st.
There are four ways for students to benefit for financial aid at the French School of Austin depending on their eligibility: (1) The Scholarship Program (2) The French Scholarships (Bourses Scolaires) (3) Financial aid based on academic merit or financial need (4) The School Tuition Reduction program.
The Scholarship Program aims at helping students who have been immersed at a very young age to continue their education in the French educational system once they reach Cycle 3 (Grade 4 and up).
Financial Aid and the Tuition Reduction Program aim at meeting some of the financial needs of students that are not eligible for the Scholarship Program. Our school makes every effort to meet the needs of families applying to the school however it should be noted that awards normally do not exceed 50% of tuition fees. The average financial aid award is 25% of tuition fees.
Financial assistance awards are based upon two criteria. The principal factor is the family’s financial situation and need for assistance as determined through financial examination. The second determinant is the applicant’s assessed overall merit: his/her current or potential contribution to EJJR Performing Arts Program, and the school community activities as determined by the Ecole Jean-Jacques Rousseau application (this could include references, personal or telephone interview, admissions test and academic reports, performing arts and string program performances, community and school involvement, extra-curricular activities, etc.).
Financial Aid awards are normally offered for one academic year and are renewable annually on application provided the student has maintained a strong academic average with his/her contribution to the performing arts program and school community activities.
NOTE: Parents and students of families receiving financial assistance will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement on acceptance before the start of the academic year. This agreement will be strictly enforced.