Financial Assistance

Each year the Vanguard School offers a limited amount of financial assistance to applicants based on financial need. The amount of funding available each year varies, and any assistance given to students is only valid for the school year indicated. Families must reapply each year for financial assistance.

2019-2020 Applicants:

The Vanguard School is now partnering with School and Student Services (SSS) in its financial assistance process. Please click here for instructions on completing your online Parent Financial Statement (PFS) financial assistance application.

To begin your PFS Application, or to log in to an existing PFS Application, please click the following link: https//

Please note that applications for financial assistance will only be reviewed by The Vanguard School's Financial Assistance Committee if and when the student has been offered enrollment to The Vanguard School. Also, SSS does not award financial assistance. All information provided to SSS is used by The Vanguard School's Financial Assistance Committee in determining financial need.

Veterans' Benefits:

If your dependents are eligible to receive educational benefits through the GI Bill, please contact your local Veteran's Affairs office for information on possible usage of your benefits toward your child's education. You can also visit the Department of Veterans' Affairs Website at:

For Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Ch 33) students and VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch 31) students, our tuition policy complies with 38 USC 3679(e) which means Post 9/11 and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment students will not be charged or otherwise penalized due to a delay in VA tuition and fee payments. For eligibility consideration, a Post 9/11 GI Bill student must submit a VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) and a Vocational Rehabilitation Student must provide a VAF 28-1905 form. [Please list all additional requirements your school will ask a student to satisfy which are permitted under 38 USC 3679(e)] Please see 38 USC 3679(e) for complete details.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

Monthly Payment Plans (U.S. Families):

The Vanguard School works with Your Tuition Solution to provide monthly payment plans for families. To find out more information, or to apply for a monthly payment plan, please click on the image below here.

State Funded Scholarships for Florida Students:

McKay Scholarship

If your student has attended a Florida Public School for at least 1 year, and they have an IEP or 504 Plan through their local school district, they may be eligible to receive the McKay Scholarship. For more information, or to file your intent to participate, please visit their website by clicking the following link

Step-Up for Students Scholarships

The Step-Up for Students Scholarships Program offers three different scholarships - the Florida Tax Credit (FTC) Scholarship, and the Gardiner Scholarship, and the Hope Scholarship. The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship offers financial assistance based on income, the Gardiner Scholarship offers assistance based on your student's diagnosed learning difference, and the Hope Scholarship helps students who have been a victim of bullying or violence. For more information regarding these programs, please visit the Step Up for Students website by clicking the following link

Discount Policy

The Admissions Committee may offer scholarships and tuition discounts to potential students provided scholarship funding is less than 30% of total available funds for any academic year. Annual scholarship discounts are awarded to proceeding students after the first student is enrolled within one Vanguard family (Multi-Students Discount), or any children of full-time employees (Employee Family Discount).