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Financial Aid

Great Books offers limited Financial Aid opportunities for families that demonstrate significant financial need. Please see the Scholarships page for additional opportunities and instructions. At this time there is no financial assistance for our Oxford, Dublin, or Beijing programs.

Financial Aid applications will be accepted starting in January 2018. Complete Financial Aid applications are due on March 19, 2018.

For questions about scholarships, please contact our Admissions Office 1-866-480-7323 or via email.

General Financial Aid Instructions:

Families applying for Financial Aid must submit:

  1. A complete Financial Aid Application form. 
  2. Copies of parent(s) 2016 signed Federal Income Tax Return form with documentation on all 2016 income (i.e. W-2, 1099, interest statements). If you are not required to file a 2016 tax return, please submit a statement to explain why and submit documentation of income. 
  3. A personal statement from the student in response to the following prompt: Write an essay describing your short- and long- term goals. How does GBSP fit into these goals? What do you hope to learn from GBSP?
  4. A parent statement describing any special financial circumstances, and why you feel Financial Aid should be awarded to your child. 
  5. A teacher nomination. Great Books will seek this nomination on your behalf using the information provided in the Financial Aid Application, or you may submit the nomination along with supporting materials.

New to Great Books Summer Program?

1. Go to this link to set up your account.

2. Fill in your basic information (student contact information, parent contact information, home address).

3. Additional Information section:

  • -From the “How did you hear about us?” drop down menu, select the entry that best describes how you learned about GBSP.
  • -In the box next to “Who did you hear about us from?” please type “Financial Aid Applicant.”

4. On the second page of the application, choose the session that works with your schedule. Note: this action does not sign you up for the program. 

5. At this point, you will be taken to the “checkout” page of the website where fees like “registration” and the full tuition will be shown. Please quit the application here. The information you’ve inputted so far will be saved.

6. Whichever email address was entered in the Parent Information section (with an asterisk) will receive a system-generated password from Campsite after these steps are completed. All correspondence will be made through the parent email address.

7. Within two business days, you will receive an email notifying you that your account is set up for you to apply to financial aid. 

8. To complete these steps, log into your account using the parent email address and the system generated password. Then click on the “Forms” tab in your user profile to access the General Financial Aid form, upload the General Financial Aid Essay, upload the Parent Statement, and upload the 2016 tax return. 

The only additional requirement is a Teacher Endorsement, which you can send to a teacher or school counselor through this link.


Requested a Brochure Previously or a Past Participant?

1. Log into your account to apply. 

-Note that you should have received an email with your access information. If you do not have this or have forgotten your password, you'll have an opportunity to reset.

2. You will be taken to your family profile in Campsite. From here, select "Enrollment" in the gray top navigation.

3. In the Enrollment section, choose the session that works with your schedule. Note: this action does not sign you up for the program. 

4. At this point, you will be taken to the “checkout” page of the website where fees like “registration” and the full tuition will be shown. Please quit the application here. The information you've inputted so far will be saved.

5. Within two business days, you will receive an email notifying you that your account is set up for you to apply to financial aid. 

6. To access these steps, log into your account using the parent email address and the system generated password. Then click on the “Forms” tab in your user profile to access the General Financial Aid form, upload the General Financial Aid Essay, upload the Parent Statement, and upload the 2016 tax return. 

The only additional requirement is a Teacher Endorsement, which you can send to a teacher or school counselor through this link.

Give to Great Books Scholarships

Great Books is grateful for scholarship assistance provided by our friends at the Open Books Foundation. OBF is a non-profit that was founded in 2009 by a group of education advocates and Great Books Summer Program parents to support excellent summer learning opportunities for students in need.

To learn more about the Open Books Foundation, or to donate to Great Books scholarships, please visit their website.

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