Financial Aid

For Summer and Academic Year Programs...

Tuition assistance from the GATE office may be available to those with financial need. GATE strives to support families who cannot afford the tuition required to attend GATE programs. Aid is granted based on family income using the Federal Eligibility Guidelines for Reduced Lunch. To determine your eligibility, view the Income Eligibility Chart and find the yearly income for your Household size. To qualify for GATE Financial Aid, your Adjusted Gross Income on your 2018 tax return must be below the yearly income listed on the Income Eligibility Chart. Extenuating circumstances may also be considered - when filling out the Financial Aid online application, please explain in the Statement of Need section in the online application. 

Please note that you are responsible for paying the program’s application fee (for Summer programs) or reservation fee (for Academic Year programs) and are subject to the GATE refund policy.

How to Apply for Financial Aid:

  • Complete the online Financial Aid form in the GATEway application system (the former PDF form is no longer in use, and will not be accepted)
  • Upload a signed copy of pages one and two of your 2018 federal tax return (please block out all Social Security numbers)
    • If you are not required to file a tax return because of your income level, you will be asked to fill out a Statement of Income Sources in the online application.

You will receive notice of Financial Aid being granted or denied in your acceptance letter for each program. 

Because financial aid availability is limited, families are limited to receiving one Summer scholarship and one Academic Year scholarship within a three year period. However, families may still apply for a Financial Aid scholarship again within this 3-year period, but will be funded again only if there are funds available at the end of the application acceptance period. This Financial Aid policy is subject to change.

For Academic Year Programs...

Parents should also contact their student’s school to learn if any tuition support is provided. Schools have varying policies, so it is best to inquire with your school directly.

For Dual Enrollment...

Financial aid is not available for Dual Enrollment.