At Sage School, we want to ensure all students have the opportunity to attend our school independent of financial capabilities. In addition to our fund of scholarships, there are options for Georgia students to receive financial assistance through state-funded scholarships.
We encourage current and potential Sage School students to explore these options for need-based scholarships, payment plans, and state-funded scholarships when making decisions about enrollment. It is important for Sage School to financially accommodate as many potential students as we can.
If you have any questions about these options, please contact us. We are happy to help you through this process!
Sage School Scholarships
A limited fund of financial aid is available to qualifying students. Prior to applying for a Sage School Scholarship, students must be accepted to Sage School. More information about how to apply coming soon.
The SB-10 Georgia Special Needs Scholarship
The Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program (GSNS) is a school choice program available for special needs students attending Georgia public schools who are served under an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
Award amounts are based on the level of special education services received and typically range from $1,500 – $9,500. These amounts are posted on the state website annually in May or June.
To newly qualify for GSNS funds a student must meet a set level of requirements. Learn more about the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program and the requirements for qualification on the Georgia Department of Education website. The website’s helpful scholarship calculator provides the amount of each student’s potential award.
There are two options for payment of the GSNS. The single payment/two payment tuition option or the eleven payment tuition option.
Single payment and two payment tuition option: The estimated SB-10 award, based on previous years award, will be deducted from the tuition amount due on May 1st, 2017. If the award does not equal the estimate, a refund or payment will be due May 1st, 2018.
Eleven payment tuition option: The state issues checks four times a year. After the check is endorsed by the parent and deposited by Sage, a credit for the check will be applied to the FACTS account, reducing the total tuition due.
Georgia Private School Tax Credit
This program provides tax credits to Georgia taxpayers who wish to support educational opportunities to families seeking educational alternatives to public school.
Georgia taxpayers can make a private donation to a State registered SSO and receive a dollar-for-dollar Georgia tax credit, as well as a Federal charitable contribution deduction. Tax credit donors may express their wish of which school (not a specific student) should receive the opportunity to access the tax credit contribution monies for tuition scholarships through their chosen SSO.
Sage is proud to partner with Pay it Forward Scholarships. Please visit www.payitforwardscholarships.com for more information on how to make a donation or apply for a scholarship.