Financial Aid Options
Financial Aid Process
Families considering Matrix Entrepreneur Academy understand the benefits of education in finance and business. However, some may face an obstacle in affording the cost of tuition. Matrix Entrepreneur Academy is committed to providing a need-based financial aid program that awards grants to families, based solely on demonstrated economic need.
Our goal is that every student who would like to attend Matrix Entrepreneur Academy may do so. We will assist with the problem-solving task of making that happen financially.
Matrix Entrepreneur Academy does not offer merit, athletic or special-achievement scholarships. Through need-based financial aid, Matrix Entrepreneur Academy strives to maintain its commitment of enrolling a diverse student body. Matrix Entrepreneur Academy expects the family to take the primary responsibility for the cost of their students’ education and encourages them to seek every avenue in meeting the financial obligation of tuition.
The financial aid funds are provided by generous donors from our school families, members of the community and special events.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
- Financial Aid is need-based. Awards are determined on a family’s ability to pay.
Families applying for financial aid will be evaluated to ensure every effort is being made to meet the tuition on their own.
- As a general rule, we expect the parent(s)/guardian(s) to pay at least half of the tuition.
This can be done by starting a family side business. See more information below.
- Financial Aid results in a reduction in the tuition charge. It is not a loan or scholarship nor is it taxable to the family.
- Financial Aid is only available to students taking the entrepreneurship 1, 2, or 3 class.
- Parent(s) and student(s) will be asked to serve school volunteer hours if awarded Financial Aid.
Financial Aid Recipients
As a condition of receiving financial assistance, parents and students awarded aid are asked to complete volunteer hours.
Start a Family Side Business
With the help of the staff of Matrix Entrepreneur Academy, parents, and family members may want to start a “Side Hustle”, a side business to not only cover the cost of tuition but increase their family income. Information meetings and individual appointments will be held and announced by email.
There are lenders that make loans available to parents to help them finance the cost of private school education for their children.
FOR FINANCIAL AID FOR WORKSHOPS OR LOWER AMOUNTS
Please contact the Matrix Entrepreneur Academy office at
You may want to explore other credit options as well, such as a personal loan or mortgage refinance from your local bank or a low-interest credit card.
Financial Aid FAQ
IS MY STUDENT’S REGISTRATION FOR MATRIX ENTREPRENEUR ACADEMY RELATED TO MY REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL AID?
When should I apply for financial aid?
Where do funds for financial aid come from?
Is financial aid a loan? Does it have to be paid back?
No. A Financial Aid award reduces your total amount of tuition due. It does not have to be paid back.
Are there other avenues to obtain the funds needed for my student to attend Matrix Entrepreneur Academy?
Does Matrix Entrepreneur Academy award merit or special achievement scholarships?
No. Matrix Entrepreneur Academy does not award scholarships. All financial aid is awarded on the basis of demonstrated economic need.
How do we know if we will qualify for financial aid?
Am I required to request financial aid every year? Why doesn’t Matrix Entrepreneur Academy offer a multi-year financial aid amount?
Yes, you are required to apply every year. Each family is distinctive in their financial situation, and financial circumstances rarely remain static. Matrix Entrepreneur Academy will consider each family’s unique situation every year and make an annual decision on Financial Aid.
Since we received some financial aid in the past, can we count on the same amount in the future?
While Matrix Entrepreneur Academy will consider your Financial Aid from the previous year, we will evaluate each year independently based on your current financial situation.
Do you offer “Full Rides” to Entrepreneur Academy?
No. There is no student who receives 100% in Financial Aid. We believe that a Matrix Entrepreneur Academy education is very valuable, and every family is capable of making a sacrifice and financial contribution to attend.
What about fees and other expenses? Can those be taken from my financial aid award?
What are my student’s requirements if we receive financial aid?
Can I share the amount of our financial aid amount with others?
Our Financial Aid process is public; however, each family situation is unique. Matrix Entrepreneur Academy requests that each family keep the amount of their award confidential and not discuss specifics with other families.
WE HAVE A SPLIT OR BLENDED FAMILY. DO BOTH PARENTS NEED TO PROVIDE THEIR INFORMATION?
Yes. All parents related to the student need to submit their information.
Is my information safe and confidential?
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