All applicants requesting aid must first qualify for admission. The Admission Committee and the Financial Aid Committee are separate committees. A student’s acceptance or denial to the school is based solely on merit without regard to a request for financial aid. While we try to meet the financial need of admitted students, admission to Barrie School is not a guarantee of financial assistance.
Because our resources are limited, some students who are admitted and who qualify for financial aid may not receive an award. If funds are insufficient to cover every accepted applicant's need, we fund first the student who, in the opinion of the Admission Committee, will contribute most positively to the make-up of the student body. Those who are accepted and qualify but do not receive an award will be placed on a financial aid waiting list should funds become available.
Since we try to make awards at the time students are accepted, financial aid forms must be completed and submitted in a timely manner, during the admission application process. It is advantageous to have the financial aid file complete when the admission decision is made.