Funding and Philosophy
WPGA's Financial Assistance Fund was created during the 2019-2020 school year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is now funded by annual giving, and we are grateful to our many generous donors.  As this is a new program at WPGA, we hope to grow our capacity to assist more families in the coming years.

WPGA offers its financial assistance program in support of the School’s philosophy of diversity, equity and inclusion. The program is intended to enroll students from junior kindergarten to grade 12 whose families might not otherwise be able to afford the full cost of tuition at an independent school. 

Third-Party Partner and Process
WPGA works with Apple Financial Services (AFS), a member of the Financial Aid for Canadian Students organization. All applications for financial assistance are reviewed by the team at AFS, which ensures equity, zero-bias, and confidentiality in the process.

AFS completes a review of family finances and makes a recommendation regarding financial assistance to the Financial Assistance Committee at WPGA, who then determine how much support can be offered. Financial assistance awards are based on family need, the number of requests received by the school each year, and the amount of funds available in the WPGA Financial Assistance Fund.

All recipients of financial assistance must reapply each year to determine whether the same level of funding will be recommended and available the following year.

Fees and Deadlines
The estimated turnaround time for AFS is two weeks upon receipt of an application and necessary documentation. The cost to submit an application to AFS in the fall of 2021 will be $120. If you are applying to more than one school, you pay a $15 additional fee for each other school. The deadline for financial assistance applications is November 15, 2021.

The process for admission to WPGA and the process for financial assistance at WPGA follow slightly different timelines. The important dates are as follows:

Date
Admission 
Financial Assistance 
September 1, 2021
Application for admission to all grades at WPGA available
October 7, 2021
Financial assistance applications available on Apple Financial Services 
November 1, 2021
Deadline for application for admission to WPGA
November 15, 2021
Deadline for financial assistance application with Apple Financial Services
January-March
Receive a decision regarding both the application for admission to WPGA and the application for financial assistance at WPGA.
 
Families already enrolled at WPGA:
  • November 15: Deadline for AFS financial assistance application
  • December-January: Receive a decision regarding the application for financial assistance

Questions & Contact

If you have any questions about our financial assistance program, please contact our Enrollment Team.

If you have questions about the financial assistance application (e.g. required documents, tax statements, privacy), please visit Apple Financial Services' Frequently Asked Questions web page or contact Apple Financial Services at 1-866-437-7795.