Financial Aid Application

Student Information

The educator-directed financial aid application is a streamlined program for families who qualify for free/reduced lunch programs in their schools. If your family qualifies for this program, your student will receive priority consideration for financial aid. To apply this way, you will only need to fill out a short hard copy form with names and school certification of eligibility. Most of the rest of this form will not be required.

To apply for educator-directed financial aid, simply download this application (PDF icon Educator_Directed_Application.pdf) and provide it to a teacher or administrator at your child's school. Although you will need to sign it as well, the school is responsible for signing it and returning it directly to Project MEGSSS, either by mail or via email to nomination@megsss.org

For further inquiry about this program, please call the office (314.842.5968) or e-mail us at nomination@megsss.org

Request
Please note: this financial aid application request form is NOT a registration form. In order to be eligible for financial aid, you must first register for the course/event on the appropriate form at www.megsss.org/registration.

Please complete this form in its entirety and upload or mail a copy of your last federal tax return (1040 and Schedule A only). If parents file separately and both are responsible for the child's expenses, tax returns from both are needed. For security purposes, we encourage applicants to blacken out social security numbers appearing on tax documents. You may upload a copy of your tax return as part of this online application or provide a copy by mail to the following address:

Project MEGSSS
2 CityPlace, Suite 200
St. Louis, MO 63141

Filing deadline is Friday, July 21, 2017. Decisions will be made by July 28th if at all possible. Tax returns must be received by that date to be eligible for consideration in the first round of decisions.

You will need to register and pay the tuition deposit of $100.00 (required by all students) prior to the July decision deadline. If financial aid provided is insufficient and we cannot work out a tuition payment plan that suits your needs, the tuition deposit will be refunded, assuming registration is cancelled prior to the first day of class.

Please complete this form in its entirety. If necessary for decision purposes, we reserve the right to request your last federal tax return (1040 and Schedule A). Please be aware that test fee waivers are limited and will generally not cover the full testing amount.

The 2018 deadline to apply for financial aid for an admissisions test fee waiver is March 18, 2018.

Please complete this form in its entirety. If necessary for decision purposes, we reserve the right to request your last federal tax return (1040 and Schedule A). Please be aware that summer aid is limited and will generally not cover the full tuition amount. 

The deadline for 2017 Summer financial aid applications is May 1; decisions will be made by May 12.

Please make every effort to apply as early as possible.

Family Information
Federal Tax Return Information - Most Recent
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Do you receive any income that is not reported on your tax return (i.e., gifts, child support, welfare payments, Social Security, etc.) for any family members?
Please explain unreported income source and reason.
Please indicate your monthly rental or mortgage payment, the number of properties owned and the market value of all real estate owned.
Please list the total tuition/fees, total scholarships, and total parent contribution toward your child(ren)'s school(s).
Only financial aid applicants to the fall/spring after-school sessions are required to submit their most recent 1040 and Schedule A federal tax return(s); however, we reserve the right to request tax returns for other programs if needed. For security purposes, we encourage applicants to blacken out social security numbers appearing on tax documents.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
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Additional Information
What is the maximum contribution per month that parents can make toward Project MEGSSS tuition and expenses?
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Some special consideration may be given to families willing to volunteer in lieu of a portion of the tuition costs (similar to "pay for play" on sports teams). Would you be willing to volunteer on a MEGSSS committee or assist with special project work?
If you have any special skills that you may be willing to volunteer, please list here:
Special Circumstances
Please use this area to describe any special circumstances or expenses that affect your income, i.e., extraordinary medical bills, loss of job, divorce or other items that affect your family finances. The more details you provide, the better the Committee can make the appropriate funding decisions.
Certification
I certify that the information on this form is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge and ability. I understand that I may be required to provide additional information upon request. I understand that financial aid is limited, and that it is awarded based on the total financial aid pool designated by the Project MEGSSS Board of Directors.
Type the name of the person who certifies this information (first and last names):

A confirmation email will be sent to you. If you experience problems with this form or have any questions, please contact our office at 314.842.5968 or email our Director of Recruitment, at nomination@megsss.org.