FINANCIAL AID

fianancialaidDepending 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.

THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

At French School of Austin, we strongly believe that a good education is a relationship between your child’s needs, your family philosophy and our school philosophy. That is why the first and most important consideration, is what is best educationally and spiritually for your child. We recognize that money does play a role in your child’s education, and that tuition is an investment into the life and future of your child. Our goal is that money will not stand in the way of any qualified family, therefore we offer a no child turned away policy, when the child has been immersed in the French program for several years. In working together, we can make your family a part of our community.

In addition to the French scholarship program (bourses scolaires) for the relocated French expatriates families in Austin, our school offers an upper elementary sScholarship program for students Cycle 3 (Grade 4 and up).

Students eligible for the scholarship program must have attended a French school from preschool level with no lapsing in attendance. Priority is given to our students. Spots are limited, based on application, and open on first-come, first-served basis.

This Scholarship Program for students, Grade 4 and up, covers ONLY the annual tuition. Parents are responsible for, but not limited to, the new student fee (if applicable), the educational/materiel fee, music program fee, extracurricular activities fees etc…

Deadline for submitting an application for admission to be considered for the scholarship program is February 1st. Transfer students from other French schools must submit report cards from preschool level with the application for admission and two letters of recommendation.

Students not eligible for the program may apply for financial aid (see below) and the French scholarship program, if applicable.

SCHOOL FRENCH SCHOLARSHIPS - BOURSES SCOLAIRES

Ecole Jean-Jacques Rousseau grants need-based financial aid to French children of expatriate families enrolled at Ecole Jean-Jacques Rousseau in Grade 1 and up. Eligible families must have at least one child enrolled at Ecole Jean-Jacques Rousseau, in preschool or lower grade than the older sibling eligible for the French scholarship. French families with one child may benefit from the Tuition Reduction Program.

Deadlines for School French Scholarship application submission based on the date of arrival to Austin:

– February 1st for families already living in the Austin area.

– August/September  for French families who moved to Austin after February 1st.

En vue des récentes restrictions et modifications des barèmes des bourses scolaires par L’Agence pour l’Enseignement Français à l’Étranger (AEFE) pour les familles françaises souhaitant scolariser leurs enfants dans des établissements français, l’école Jean-Jacques Rousseau lance son programme de bourses scolaires au bénéfice des familles françaises résidant aux USA dès la rentrée scolaire 2015-2016. Selon le niveau de l’aide accordée, les familles à enfant unique peuvent bénéficier d’une réduction des frais de scolarité et les familles nombreuses d’une bourse scolaire.

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THE SCHOOL TUITION REDUCTION PROGRAM

Ecole Jean-Jacques Rousseau offers a tuition reduction program for EJJR families through the tuition reduction program. Families may qualify for one of our Tuition Reduction program:

  1. The New Family Referral Incentive Program:

The New Student Referral Incentive Program awards a referring EJJR family with a $400 tuition credit for the first new family that is referred to and actually enrolls in Ecole Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

If you refer a new family that enrolls two students, you will receive an additional $250.00 tuition credit.  Maximum credit per new family referred:  $650.

Referred families must be new to Ecole Jean-Jacques Rousseau and remain for the entire school year.  All tuition credit will be granted and applied in February of the forthcoming academic year. This program does not include families already attending Ecole Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

Download here the New Family Referral Incentive Program Verification Form

  1. School Tuition Reduction Program

    Depending on the funds available each school year, Ecole Jean- Jacques Rousseau may offer discounts on tuition fees in several situations.

  • Exchange of Services: Families may be eligible for a tuition reduction in exchange of services rendered to the school, and that depending on the services needed for the current school year.
  • Financial Aid Based on Revenue: Financial Aid can be offered based on both parent’s or guardian’s income for re-enrollment only. Tax Return documents must be submitted by April 1st or at the time of re-enrollment.
  • Merit Scholarship: Ecole Jean-Jacques Rousseau is pleased to offer, when funds are available, one to two Merit Full or Partial Scholarships a year for students entering Grade 5 and up. The full scholarship is awarded on the basis of a scholarship examination and is renewable as long as the student maintains an 85% average with no grade below 70%. The partial scholarships cover up to 50% of annual tuition fees.
  • Employee- Reduced Tuition: The Tuition Reduction Program permits eligible employees to take advantage of a tuition discount for the education of their children at Ecole Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
  • Sibling Discount: A 5-10% reduction in tuition may be awarded (depending on the school year funds) to the older sibling in a single family where two siblings attend the school. Please note that sibling discounts are not automatically offered if students are already receiving financial aid and/or scholarship. Please contact the office for discounts of three or more children attending EJJR.

3. Procedure and Deadlines

Funding for scholarships and financial aid is very limited. Applications and awards for financial will be considered and offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. The following dates and deadlines should be noted:

1st Round Deadline: Applications must be submitted by January 1st in order to be considered in the first round of financial assistance offers.

2nd Round Deadline: Applications must be submitted by February 1st in order to be considered in the second round of financial assistance offers.

3rd Round Deadline: Applications must be submitted  by March 1st in order to be considered in the final round of financial assistance offers.

Scholarships and financial assistance are currently not available for new international students.
– Applications submitted or received after the final date are subject to availability of funds.