Financial Assistance Program

Avenues offers financial assistance to the parents of admitted students in grades kindergarten through 10. Financial assistance decisions are based solely on financial need. An application for financial assistance is a separate process from the application for admission. To apply for financial assistance, you must indicate your intention on the primary admissions application and then submit the Avenues request for financial assistance forms and supporting documents. Families that have already started their application to Avenues São Paulo should contact the admissions team at admissions-sp@avenues.org, to announce their intention to apply for financial assistance. All financial information and all financial assistance decisions are confidential.

Avenues believes the primary responsibility for tuition rests with the family, and each family is expected to look to its own resources before requesting assistance. However, Avenues attempts to recognize the distinctiveness of each situation and, when there is demonstrated need, to tailor grants to meet the needs of each qualified family. Families with students in grades kindergarten through 10 who need financial assistance are encouraged to apply.

Financial assistance grants are for one year. An updated financial assistance application is required each school year and the award level may vary based on the family’s current circumstances. Students must be in good academic standing to qualify for continued financial assistance.

Please click here for the financial assistance application. Make sure to read about the required supporting documents and the steps necessary to apply for financial assistance.

APPLY FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

If at any time you require assistance with the financial assistance application process, please contact us at spfa@avenues.org..

Important Deadlines

Admissions for January 2019 – submit by December 10, 2018
Admissions for August 2019 – submit by May 6, 2019

All families with a child enrolling at Avenues with a financial assistance grant must submit 2017 federal income tax forms by May 15, 2018.

SP FA

IS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR ALL GRADES?

For 2018-19, financial assistance available for grades kindergarten through 10th grade.
For 2019-20, financial assistance available for grades kindergarten through 11th grade.

IS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR EXPENSES NOT RELATED TO TUITION?

Families receiving financial assistance will also receive assistance with other school expenses such as books, supplies, and trips that are required as part of the curricular program. Avenues is committed to making full participation in school life possible for all students.

HOW IS FINANCIAL NEED ASSESSED? IS THERE AN INCOME CUTOFF?

Many factors are taken into account, including, but not limited to, the number of children in a family and how many of them attend tuition-based schools; additional dependents; all sources of income, assets and liabilities; expenses such as mortgage or rent, automobiles, camps and lessons and unreimbursed medical expenses. Since each family’s situation is evaluated individually, there is no specific income cutoff.

IS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE RENEWED EACH YEAR?

Families must reapply for assistance each year by submitting current forms and supporting documents. If a family’s financial situation remains similar from one year to the next, Avenues will continue to grant similar assistance. Each student receiving financial assistance must remain in good academic standing to qualify for continued assistance.

IS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE BE AVAILABLE TO ALL QUALIFIED FAMILIES?

Requests for financial assistance may exceed resources available to provide financial assistance. Avenues reserves the right for financial assistance awards to reflect the enrollment priorities of the school (e.g. gender balance, class size, socioeconomic diversity).

ARE FULL SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED TO ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED, GIFTED STUDENTS?

Avenues works with community partners to identify high potential students who are economically disadvantaged. A limited number of full scholarships for grades kindergarten through 10 will be granted for the 2018-19 school year. Each year, additional students will be added to this program.

WHEN AND HOW SHOULD AN APPLICATION FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE BE MADE?

To apply for financial assistance, you must indicate your intention at the time of submission of the admissions application. Families must submit all required financial assistance forms and provide all supporting documents.

Families that have already started their application to Avenues São Paulo should contact the admissions team at admissions-sp@avenues.org, to announce their intention to apply for financial assistance.

WHAT TYPES OF FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE ARE REQUIRED AS PART OF THE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE APPLICATION?

The standard document requests are two years of income tax returns, three months of Holerite bank statements and, if applicable, two years of business tax returns. Avenues reserves the right to verify financial information with SERASA.

DO FINANCIAL AWARDS HAVE TO BE REPAID?

No. Financial assistance is provided as grants that do not have to be repaid.

IF PARENTS ARE DIVORCED, SEPARATED OR NEVER MARRIED, WHO MUST SUBMIT FINANCIAL INFORMATION?

It is the responsibility of parents to pay for the educational expenses of their children to the extent they are able. In assessing need, Avenues will take into account the assets and obligations of both parents and will not be bound by separation or divorce agreements or by the assertion that one parent is unwilling to pay. Therefore, both parents must submit the required disclosures. It is the responsibility of the custodial parent to ask the noncustodial parent to complete and submit all forms. Both parents must also submit tax returns.

IF A STUDENT IS ENROLLED WITHOUT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, MAY THE FAMILY REQUEST FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE THE FOLLOWING YEAR?

A family may submit the required forms to request financial assistance during the next year’s application cycle. However, barring an unforeseen financial crisis, a student who has been enrolled less than two years will not be eligible for financial assistance.

APPLY TO AVENUES

Parent Information Events

These events provide a vivid overview of our school, our mission and our vision.

Attend An Event

Take a Virtual Tour

Viewbook

Our viewbook provides a comprehensive summary of an Avenues education.

View Now

São Paulo Admissions Team

 

Lisa Lund Peixoto
Director of Admissions
spadmissions@avenues.org

Kristen Ahye
Associate Director of Admissions
kahye@avenues.org

Constanza Dayller
Admissions Associate
cdayller@avenues.org

Caline Fonteneau Ivanoff
Admissions Associate
civanoff@avenues.org

Eliane Arimori
Admissions Coordinator
spadmissions@avenues.org

Guilherme Mello
Admissions Operations Coordinator
guilherme.mello@avenues.org

 

© 2018 Avenues World Holdings LLC. All rights reserved