Admission

Tuition & Financial Aid

INVESTING IN YOUR CHILD’S FUTURE

Ransom Everglades School is proud to offer a generous financial aid program to ensure that it enrolls a diverse and talented student body. An applicant’s financial circumstances are not considered during the admission process. The school provides over $6 million dollars in financial aid and tuition remission annually, which supports 19.3 percent of the student body with an average grant of $29,576.

2018-19 Tuition & Fees
Tuition: $38,400 including lunch daily
Matriculation Fee: $100 for new students only and not applied toward tuition
Enrollment Fee: $2,500 paid upon enrollment and applied toward tuition

FINANCIAL AID INSTRUCTIONS FOR CURRENT STUDENTS AND NEW APPLICANTS

Financial aid applications will be available on November 1, 2018. Current families and new applicant families are encouraged to apply for financial aid starting on November 1, but should submit their completed application to TADS no later than January 15, 2019. In separated or divorced families, both parents and guardians must submit applications.
 
To ensure objectivity, Ransom Everglades School uses Tuition Aid Data Service (TADS) to evaluate applications. Using their assessment, and the other documents submitted, the Financial Aid Committee determines how much assistance can be offered to a family based on its financial need.

Questions regarding the financial aid process may be directed to:
Jackie Milanes
Director of Financial Aid and Assistant Director of Admission
305 250 6856
jmilanes@ransomeverglades.org

Steps to Apply for Financial Aid

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  • Step 1: Submit Application by January 15, 2019

    Families should submit the online financial aid application to Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS).

    Please download the application worksheet or the formulario de trabajo (spanish version) so that you may gather all necessary information prior to applying online.

    If you have several children attending or applying to Ransom Everglades, you only need to complete one application.

    You will set a username and password so that you may save information and return to it at a later time before submitting it.

    From there, select Florida, Coconut Grove, then Ransom Everglades School. You can associate your application to other schools at the end of the online application. If you are unable to complete your application online, forms are available from Jackie Milanes, Director of Financial Aid.

    If you have questions about the TADS submission process, you may call TADS directly at 800 477 8237 for more information.
  • Step 2: Upload, Fax, or Mail Supporting Documents to TADS

    Important: Do not email supporting documentation.

    FAX: 612-548-3326

    MAIL:
    TADS
    110 N. 5th Street, Second Floor
    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

    SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
    Families applying for financial aid should upload the following documents directly to TADS:
    • January 15, 2019: Complete 2017 federal tax return with all schedules and W-2 forms for both parents.

    • January 15, 2019: If either parent or guardian is self-employed, upload a copy of the 2017 corporate tax returns and all schedules.

    • January 15, 2019: 2018 W-2 forms for both parents. If unavailable on January 15, upload copy of last pay stub for 2018 for both parents and upload W-2 immediately upon receipt.

    • February 28, 2019: Complete 2018 Federal Income Tax Return with all schedules and W-2 forms for both parents. Please make any appointments with an accountant in time to have 2018 1040s completed prior to this date.

    • February 28, 2019: If either parent or guardian is self-employed, upload a copy of the 2018 corporate tax returns and all schedules.

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Frequently Asked Questions

List of 13 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. Is there a tuition discount for multiple children who attend Ransom Everglades?

    We do not offer a tuition discount for multiple children, but financial aid is offered in the form of annual need-based grants, which are determined through an analysis of family financial need.
  • Q. Are there payment plans available?

    The School has a plan that allows financial aid families to spread the cost over ten payments without a fee. Full pay families who prefer not to pay the tuition all at once can either pay in two installments or ten installments with an additional fee.
  • Q. How is financial aid eligibility determined at Ransom Everglades School?

    A family's eligibility for financial assistance is determined through analysis of information provided on the financial aid application and the family's previous two years of tax returns. The application asks for financial information related to a family's total income and assets (taking into consideration income allowances and certain indebtedness). The tax return copies are used to corroborate information provided on the financial aid application. The Financial Aid Committee then analyzes a family’s financial picture and conducts a review. The Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) and our financial aid methodology help us determine a family's discretionary income. We will consider a portion of a family's discretionary income available for tuition and related fees.
  • Q. Do I need to re-apply for aid each year?

    Yes. We will ask you to file a new financial aid application and submit your tax returns each year. The School will continue to award a level of aid appropriate for your level of demonstrated need until your child graduates.
  • Q. My spouse is not currently employed. Will Ransom Everglades consider his/her earning capability when analyzing our financial situation?

    We typically consider the earning power of a non-working spouse if there are no legitimate, documented reasons for the spouse to be unemployed.
  • Q. When will I be notified of my award?

    Admission decisions will be emailed on March 1. Financial Aid decisions for new applicant students will be included with acceptance of admission.
  • Q. If our child is offered admission to Ransom Everglades with a financial aid grant in year one, can we expect to receive a similar grant in future years?

    Yes. Families of currently enrolled students must go through the financial aid application process each year. Given that its financial picture remains basically the same year to year, a family can expect to make a similar contribution to tuition and related fees. The Financial Aid Office will perform an analysis each year to determine eligibility for continued assistance.
  • Q. It would be difficult for us to afford Ransom Everglades School. Should I use up savings and/or borrow to make things work without aid for a year or two and then request aid if I cannot?

    We discourage this approach. When a family submits a “full-pay” application to the school, this communicates that the family will be capable of covering all educational costs for the upcoming year and foreseeable future. Although the school maintains some emergency funds for families who request aid after admission, those funds are reserved for families who encounter unforeseeable financial reversals.
  • Q. What do I do if my family can't afford the TADS fee?

    Email Jackie Milanes in the Financial Aid Office at jmilanes@ransomeverglades.org. We will need to determine if your family's income level qualifies for a fee waiver. If so, we will send you a code that you can enter on the TADS site in lieu of payment. Because our supply of waivers is limited, we may not be able to honor all requests.
  • Q. What financial sacrifices does Ransom Everglades expect families to make when evaluating how much we can afford for tuition and school-related expenses?

    We believe the primary responsibility for financing education rests with families. Our Financial Aid Committee’s goal is to evaluate each family's financial picture in such a manner that the family accepts some financial sacrifice for a Ransom Everglades education. The Committee differentiates between necessary expenses and money spent for lifestyle choices. Beyond a certain point, we will not provide aid to offset lifestyle expenditures that could be directed toward education. The parental contribution calculated by the School might differ from the TADS calculation. The Committee will, for example, consider the potential for income to be earned by a non-working parent who does not have small children at home.
  • Q. What if parents are divorced or separated?

    We believe both parents have an obligation to contribute, to the extent they can, to their children’s educational expenses. We take into account the assets and income of both natural parents. We cannot be bound by the assertion that one parent has disclaimed legally or otherwise responsibility for educational expenses. If either parent has remarried, we will consider the income of the step-parent, keeping in mind the obligation of that step-parent to his or her natural children. If either parent lives in a household with another adult, we may consider the assets and income of that person, depending on circumstances. In view of this, both natural parents and their current spouses need to fill out a separate financial aid application.
  • Q. Are there exceptions to the above policy?

    Requests to consider extenuating circumstances (such as a missing parent or one who has not provided support and has not been in contact with the family for a lengthy period) should be explained in writing in a letter to the Financial Aid Office.
  • Q. What is the financial aid deadline?

    The Financial Aid application deadline is January 15.
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Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.