General information needed to complete the application:
Current asset and debt information
Blackbaud Financial Aid school code: 13741
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2. Documents to Upload onto the Blackbaud Financial Aid Website
After completing the application, you will be prompted to upload the following documents to the Blackbaud Financial Aid website:
Tax return (for the 2023-2024 award year, the 2021 tax return is required) with all schedules. (If you have either an S-Corp or Partnership listed on Schedule E or your 1040, please submit the corresponding K-1's and form 1065 or 1120S)
All W-2 and/or 1099 forms (2021 forms are required for the 2023-2024 year)
Most recent pay stubs (if applicable)
Tuition Assistance Guidelines and Policies
Tuition Assistance is awarded on the basis of family financial circumstances.
In evaluating the amount of aid needed to meet tuition costs, the Tuition Assistance Committee takes into account the family’s other children (ages, schools they attend), additional dependents, all sources of income, household expenses, assets and debts.
The Tuition Assistance application process occurs at the same time as application for admissions. However, the decisions to accept and to award assistance are separate.
Tuition Assistance renewal applicants are given priority (applicant must meet the priority application deadline). Then, consideration is given to continuing students seeking aid for the first time who have met the priority application deadline.
Priority for Tuition Assistance to incoming students is given first to initial admits that meet the priority application deadline.
Renewal of Tuition Assistance is based on continued financial need, and new forms and tax returns must be submitted each year. All Tuition Assistance awards are contingent upon payment in full of the prior year’s account.
In the case of divorced or separated parents, both parents must submit financial information on the Smart Aid application. That can be done on one application or separate applications. Both parents must submit tax forms, W-2 or 1099 forms and paystubs to Smart Aid.
If one parent has no contact with the family, the custodial parent should submit third-party verification explaining the situation, (i.e. court documents, or other individual with knowledge of the situation).
Blackbaud Financial Aid for Parents is a third-party company with whom we contract to analyze tuition assistance applications and supporting materials to estimate family financial contribution to education.
Recent tax returns with all schedules, W-2s and/or 1099s must be submitted to Blackbaud Financial Aid as part of the tuition assistance process. Blackbaud Financial Aid or Geffen Academy at UCLA may request additional documents or information.
In the case of divorced or separated parents, both parents must submit financial information on the Smart Aid application. That can be done on one application or separate applications. Both parents must submit tax forms, W-2 or 1099 forms and paystubs to Smart Aid. If one parent has no contact with the family, the custodial parent should submit third-party verification explaining the situation, i.e. by clergy, school administrator, or other individual with knowledge of the situation.
Families must complete the Blackbaud Financial Aid application every year. Awards are dependent on the financial need for each year and may change from year to year due to changes in a family's financial circumstances.