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TAP - Tuition Adjustment Program (Financial Aid)

The German International School Washington D.C. is delighted to be in a position to offer a need-based Tuition Adjustment Program - TAP (financial aid) to families who cannot afford full tuition. Tuition Adjustment is granted to families who demonstrate financial need, which is defined as the difference between the family’s resources and the child’s educational expenses. A standardized approach is used to determine this need.

Tuition Adjustment may be granted to families in the current school year (2019/20) if there is a change in their financial status. Families must demonstrate a financial need and funds must still be available in order to be considered for a mid-year grant.

Tuition Adjustment may be granted to families for the upcoming school year (2020/21) if there is demonstrated financial need. Applications must be submitted by March 15, 2020 in order to be considered.

The application for Tuition Adjustment (formerly Financial Aid) is open all year. Applications can be submitted online through FAST by clicking below. The application fee is $45.


After submitting the online application, families will be required to submit copies of their tax returns, schedules and W-2s for the prior year. If the prior year return is unavailable, then families must submit their tax returns, schedules and W-2s of the year before the prior year and current W-2s. If families do not file tax returns in the U.S., they should submit documentation supporting their financial status and a letter from each working spouse’s employer stating their rate of pay.

> Instructions for the Tuition Adjustment (financial aid) application process

With questions please contact April Floyd at 301.767.3810 or


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