Frequently Asked Questions
- When should I apply?
- How do I start the Admission process?
- What kind of student is Oxbridge looking for?
- How are the different aspects of the application weighted?
- Which admission test does Oxbridge require and how do we get the results to the school?
- How will I know when my Admission application is complete?
Every candidate is unique and brings his or her particular academic and personal strengths to the admission process. The Oxbridge admission committee will be looking for students who have a 3.0 or better GPA and teacher recommendations that reflect a strong work ethic and desire to learn. The most qualified applicants will demonstrate potential for growth and the ability to work well with others. In each candidate's personal interview the committee looks for an ability to articulate ideas, a commitment to contribute to school life, and excellent character.
Oxbridge Academy will evaluate the interview, teacher recommendations, transcript and testing of each applicant. Each of these requirements will help the Admission committee determine if the school is the right fit for your child and ensure that he/she will thrive in our program. The committee also takes into consideration the potential impact a candidate could have on our programs in the arts, athletics, clubs, and activities.
Applicants are required to provide Oxbridge Academy with a copy of their most recent standardized testing. Acceptable tests include: SSAT, FSA, ACT, PSAT, SAT, ERB, Iowa, ISEE, etc. Should you choose to take the SSAT, the Oxbridge Code is 5620. Dates and registration information can be found at ssat.org. Please call the Admission Office at (561) 972-9826 if you have questions regarding the testing requirement.
It is the responsibility of the parents to provide their child's current school with the Admission documents and to follow up with the school. You will receive a link to track your application status online. Parents are also encouraged to call the Admission Office at (561)972-9826 to check the status of their file.
- When should I apply for Financial Aid?
- How do I apply for need-based financial aid?
- What documents are required to apply for financial aid?
- Can I apply for a scholarship?
- What if I am divorced or separated?
- What will next year’s tuition be?
- What kind of award can I expect in following years?
- How many students receive need-based financial aid?
- Will my application for financial aid affect the decision for my child’s acceptance?
- When will I find out my financial aid award?
- Does Oxbridge have a payment plan for tuition?
- Are there any additional fees?
Please visit the Oxbridge Tuition & Financial Aid page where you will be directed to the SSS website to apply. You will be asked for 2015 and 2016 tax information.
Oxbridge recognizes that every family’s financial situation is different; therefore, each family is reviewed individually for a determination of a need-based financial aid award.
Oxbridge requires complete financial information from both the custodial and non-custodial parents, including the parents’ W2’s and 1040. This information is collected in an attempt to determine the ability, not the willingness, of each parent to financially support his or her child’s education. If the custodial parent has remarried, Oxbridge will consider the assets of the step-parent, always bearing in mind the obligation of the step-parent to his or her own children.
Financial aid awards are subject to review annually, and families must complete new applications each year and provide all required documentation. If a family’s financial circumstances have not changed, the family may assume that its financial aid award will be renewed at the original level of funding. A change in a family’s financial circumstances may result from the loss of a job or job change, a death in the family, or another child entering or graduating from a tuition-charging school. If a family does not apply for or qualify for aid upon admission, it is unlikely that the family will qualify in subsequent years unless there is a significant change in a family’s financial circumstances.
Oxbridge evaluates each application on the merit of the student, selecting students who best fit our school mission and values. We work within the limits of our financial aid budget to enroll the best class while not offering an enrollment contract expecting a family to pay more than they can afford.
While the full cost of tuition does not cover the full expense of educating each student, it does help to pay for operation of the school. Unlike many schools, there are no additional fees for application, registration, meals, transportation, technology, or books throughout the year. Students may incur certain fees beyond the classroom.