Tuition Assistance


Vanguard strives to make a student’s education both accessible and affordable through a combination of individual donations, grants, and corporate sponsorships. Currently enrolled families may apply for a scholarship in January/February each year for the following school year.  All applications are kept in strict confidence.

We partner with a third-party program, FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment, to assist in determining a family’s ability to pay their student’s tuition.  The availability of school funds is also a factor in tuition assistance decisions. Every effort is made to award some amount of tuition assistance to eligible candidates. Applications must be submitted annually with the required information for a family to be eligible for assistance each year. Please note that all financially responsible parties must submit financial information when one party is applying for tuition assistance.

2024-2025 Vanguard Scholarship Application Timeline

  • January 12, 2024 – Scholarship Applications Available
  • February 5, 2024 – Application Deadline
  • Week of February 26, 2024 – Scholarship Decisions Announced

Frequently Asked Questions About Scholarships

What is tuition assistance?

Vanguard offers tuition assistance in the form of scholarships for currently enrolled students based on a family’s demonstrated need.  Scholarships are applied toward tuition for the upcoming school year and do not need to be repaid.

How do I apply for tuition assistance?

Tuition assistance award decisions are made each year in late February for the following school year. Students who are enrolled at that time can apply. We use FACTS Grant & Aid to collect all tuition assistance application information. This process takes place before re-enrollment for the next school year so that families are aware of the aid they will receive and the total tuition they will owe. 

How much is the typical scholarship amount?

Scholarship decisions are made by FACTS, based on the demonstrated family need AND the amount of scholarship dollars available.  The typical scholarship ranges between $1,000-$10,000 with one FULL scholarship offered each year. 

If I am divorced or separated, do both parents need to submit financial information?

Yes, all financially responsible parties must submit the required financial information.

What information is required for the application?

Examples of required information are personal and business tax returns, W-2s, 1099s, and recent pay stubs.

What is the deadline to apply for tuition assistance?

The deadline to apply for the 2021-2022 school year is February 5, 2021.

Do I have to apply every year?

Because a family’s financial situation may change from year to year, all current tuition assistance recipients must reapply each year.

Whom do I contact if I have more questions?

Please contact Jill Herrington at 972.404.1616.

Third Party Loans

There are several companies that provide loans for K-12 students. Many of our families utilize Your Tuition Solution.

Once a loan is approved and funded, Vanguard will receive tuition from one of these sources and borrowers repay according to the agreed upon terms. We do not know the requirements as to timing.

These links are provided for information only. Vanguard does not endorse either of these sources.