Tuition and Financial Aid

Investing in Her Future

For more than 116 years, GPS has provided unparalleled education for girls in the Chattanooga region. More than 5,000 GPS alumnae have gone on to impact their communities with the values of integrity and purpose they learned at GPS. Their dynamic pursuits in virtually every field and industry have made imprints all over the world. We believe the investment parents make in a GPS education is life-changing for each girl—and it starts from the moment she sets foot on our campus.

Tuition at GPS

Middle School Tuition for 2023-24
Technology and lunch are included
Upper School Tuition for 2023-24
Technology and lunch are included
GPS offers three payment plans: one payment, two payments, and 10-month payment plan. Tuition payments are adjusted accordingly for families receiving financial aid. An enrollment deposit is required at the time of enrollment.

Financial Aid at GPS

Each year, GPS awards need-based aid to students, helping young women of a broad range of abilities and backgrounds experience the benefits of an all-girls education. While all GPS families contribute to the cost of tuition, we endeavor to meet demonstrated financial need as our limited funds allow. Families are highly encouraged to meet all the application deadlines to be considered. 

Financial Aid Process

Financial aid awards at GPS are need-based. Click on the drop-downs below for instructions on completing the financial aid application (PFS) and submitting the required documents.

List of 3 items.

  • + Step 1 | Create your account in the School and Student Services Parent Portal

    • Visit to create your SSS account.
    • Create your PFS online account with your email address and a password.
    • Collect your 2021 tax documents before beginning the PFS.
  • + Step 2 | Complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS)

    • In your SSS account, begin a PFS for the academic year 2023-24 electronically. You can log out of the PFS Online at any time, then return later to complete it.
    • Complete only one PFS per household.
    • You can apply for aid to multiple schools and for multiple children using just one PFS and one flat fee.
    • Families with two households must submit a separate PFS for each household.
    • After you have clicked submit, you’ll be brought to a payment screen. The fee of $51 is nonrefundable. Once your PFS is submitted, it cannot be withdrawn from the SSS system.
  • + Step 3 | Upload the Required Documents

    • After you pay for and submit your PFS, you will have access to a section called “My Documents.” You can upload the additional documents there.
    • Prepare your documents to be uploaded. Make sure the documents are on your computer, each saved as a separate file. Remove any security or password protection from your document files.
    • The Noncustodial Parent Waiver Petition (if applicable) is available to download on our website.
    • On the “My Documents” page, you will see an upload button or a hyperlink next to a specific document name in the "Required Documents" section of the PFS. Clicking either the upload button or a hyperlink will lead you through a series of steps allowing you to name, locate, and save the file.
    • Once you have uploaded a document, the date will appear in the “Date Uploaded” column within minutes of the upload. Some tax documents go through a verification process. It can take up to 48 hours for the verification process to complete.

Key Information To Complete Your Financial Aid Application

SCHOOL’S FULL NAME: Girls Preparatory School
September 1, 2022 | Financial Aid Application (PFS) opens
December 31, 2022 | Complete and submit PFS and submit required documents for returning GPS families
January 15, 2023 | Complete and submit PFS and submit required 2021 documents for new applicants
February 15, 2023 | Submit 2022 W2s
March 4, 2023 | Financial aid awards announced along with admission decisions
March 14, 2023 | Enrollment contracts and deposits due
April 15, 2023* | Submit 2022 documents
*All awards remain contingent until 2022 tax documents are submitted

  • The financial aid application is not considered complete until all required documents are submitted.
  • Requests for financial aid after the deadline are contingent on the availability of funds.
  • Families seeking financial aid must reapply each school year in order to be considered, even if an award was made in the previous year.

Application Tips

The financial aid application for the 2023-24 school year opens October 1, 2022 and must be completed and submitted by January 15, 2023.

The financial aid application is called the PFS and is completed online through a third-party portal — School and Student Services (SSS).

The PFS will take some time to complete. Start your application early so you don’t miss the deadline.

You will need your 2021 documents before beginning the PFS.

Please note that 2022 tax documents must also be submitted by April 15, 2023.

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