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Admission

When should I apply?

Applicants are required to meet the following deadlines:

EARLY DECISION

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 - Completed admission and financial aid applications due (Note: The SSS link to apply for financial aid opens on October 2, 2018)
  • Thursday, December 13, 2018 - Applicants notified of admission decision
  • Friday, January 11, 2019 - Enrollment contracts and deposits due

SPRING DECISION 

  • Friday, February 15, 2019 - Completed admission and financial aid applications due 
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - Applicants notified of admission decision
  • Wednesday, April 4, 2019 - Enrollment contracts and deposits due

How do I start the admission process?

Visit the Admission Process page where you will find the link to the application.

All prospective students are considered prospects until they complete the following two items in the admission portal: 
1. Complete the Demographic Information section
2. Pay the required $25 application fee

All prospective students become applicants once the two items noted above are completed

In order for an applicant to be reviewed for admission to Oxbridge, they must finalize their application by submitting the requirements listed in their admission portal.

How will my application be evaluated?

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?

Once you begin the application process, you will gain access to the admission portal to track which admission requirements are completed and, which need to be followed up on. It is the responsibility of each family to provide the current school with the required admission documents and follow up in their portal to ensure they have been received. Please feel free to call the Admission Office for assistance at (561) 972-9826.

Financial Aid

When should I apply for financial aid?

The application period for the 2019-2020 financial aid year is open. 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 2017 and 2018 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
  • Other documents may be required as necessary, including but not limited to corporate tax returns and K-1's.

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 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 40% 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.