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Tuition Fees and Financial Supports

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

Branksome supports students through a program of financial assistance (bursaries) and entrance merit scholarships. Our philosophy is to support, in part, as many families as possible as they look to finance their Branksome experience from Grade 7 to 12.

Approximately $1.4 million annually is awarded in financial assistance. Every year, approximately 10% of Branksome students receive financial assistance in the form of a bursary or entrance merit scholarship.

Financial Assistance (Bursaries)

    • The primary responsibility for payment of all fees rests with the student’s family.

    • Branksome Hall offers financial assistance, at various levels, to students in Grades 7 to 12 who qualify for admission to the school and whose families can show evidence of financial need.

    • Application for financial assistance is made to a third party assessor (Apple Financial Services) who makes a recommendation to the Branksome Hall Financial Assistance Committee. The application for financial assistance is separate from the admissions application and must be completed on the Apple Financial Services website. A family’s application for financial assistance is reviewed and evaluated independently from the admission application.

    • All families are advised to apply for financial assistance at their earliest convenience, as funds are limited. The deadline for returning families is December 1, 2023 and for new families, the deadline is January 5, 2024. All decisions are made by the Branksome Hall Financial Assistance Committee and are communicated in late February.

    • Academic excellence is not a requirement for the awarding of financial assistance but students are expected to maintain good academic standing and to be positive, contributing members of the school community.

    • Renewal of financial assistance is not automatic; families must re-apply annually.

    • Financial assistance is awarded as a reduction of fees, not as cash.

    • Cost of attendance (not only the tuition fee) is taken into consideration.

    • Both new and returning families from Grades 7 to 12 are eligible for financial assistance.

How to Apply for Financial Assistance

Interested families need to complete the Financial Aid for Canadian Students' (FACS) form, which is completed through Apple Financial Services. Applications should be made to Apple Financial by December 1, 2023 for returning families and by January 5, 2024 for new families. The application form and further information can be obtained from the Apple Financial Services website.
New families are also required to complete a Branksome Hall Application Form.

Financial Assistance for School Trips

Recognizing the importance of travel opportunities and the financial constraints that school trips might impose, endowed bursaries established by donors enable our students to participate in these specialized programs. The Financial Assistance Committee meets regularly to review applications for Trip Financial Assistance.

Families requesting more than $1,000 in support are asked to apply for Trip Financial Assistance by first applying to Apple Financial Services and then completing the online Travel Financial Assistance Request Form. Families requesting less than $1,000 are asked to simply complete the online Travel Financial Assistance Request Form.

Request forms should be emailed to assistancefortrips@branksome.on.ca. All inquiries and applications remain confidential. Applications must be made at least 45 days in advance of the school trip to allow for consideration by the Financial Aid Committee.

For those families who have already completed the application to Apple Financial Services this year, the Travel Financial Assistance Request Form must be completed and submitted by email to assistancefortrips@branksome.on.ca at least 30 days in advance of the school trip.
We wish to acknowledge this land on which Branksome operates. For thousands of years, it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work and go to school on this land.

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