Frequently Asked Questions

Admission

When should I apply?

Applicants should begin the Admission process in the fall prior to their desired entry date. This is typically the fall semester of your eighth grade year for those applying for ninth grade.

How do I start the Admission process?

Visit the Admission Process page where you will find the link to the application, as well as the downloadable forms you will need to provide to your current school.

How are the different aspects of the application weighted?

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.

Which admission test does Oxbridge require and how do we get the results to the school?

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.

How will I know when my Admission application is complete?

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.

Financial Aid

When should I apply for financial aid?

The SSS Application opens on Monday, October 24, 2016. All applications for financial aid must be completed, including all required documentation, by the Admission application deadlines.

How do I apply for need-based financial aid?

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.

What documents are required to apply for financial aid?

If parents file taxes separately, each parent must submit an application and all documents listed below. If parents reside in separate households, all forms are required for each household.

  • 1040 with all filed schedules and attachments
  • W2

Can I apply for a scholarship?

Oxbridge does not offer merit-based, arts, or athletic scholarships for any reason. All financial aid is awarded based on need.

What if I am divorced or separated?

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.

What will next year’s tuition be?

The tuition for the 2017-2018 school year is $32,800. The Oxbridge Board evaluates and sets each year’s tuition based on a number of economic factors. We expect that future increases will be in line with the annual increase of operational costs.

What kind of award can I expect in following years?

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.

How many students receive need-based financial aid?

Oxbridge Academy was founded on the vision of providing life-changing educational opportunities to qualified students. Approximately 43% of the current student body receives some level of financial assistance and all families are eligible to apply for need-based financial aid.

Will my application for financial aid affect the decision for my child’s acceptance?

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.

When will I find out my financial aid award?

If awarded, the financial aid amount will be reflected on the enrollment contract after the student has been accepted to Oxbridge Academy.

Does Oxbridge have a payment plan for tuition?

Yes, Oxbridge has three payment plan options to pay for the tuition. These plans include one payment, three payments, or eight payments. Families can select the best option for them.

Are there any additional fees?

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.