Plan A


Due to weather conditions, the German International School Washington D.C. is running on Plan A.

  • All classes are cancelled.
  • All evening events are cancelled.
  • The lunch menu of the cafeteria may change for the remainder of this week. You will see the current menu on our website once school reopens.


Wetterbedingt gilt an der German International School Washington D.C. Plan A.

  • Der Unterricht fällt heute vollständig aus.
  • Es finden keine Abendveranstaltungen statt.
  • Bei unvorhergesehenem Unterrichtsausfall ändert sich meistens der Speiseplan der Cafeteria für den Rest der Woche. Den aktuellen Speiseplan finden Sie auf unserer Website, wenn die Schule wieder geöffnet ist.

TAP - Tuition Adjustment Program (formerly 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. Financial aid 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.

Financial aid may be granted to families in the current school year (2017/18) 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.

Financial aid may be granted to families for the upcoming school year (2018/19) if there is demonstrated financial need. Applications must be submitted by March 15, 2018 in order to be considered.

The application for Financial Aid is open all year. Applications can be submitted online through FAST by clicking below. The application fee is $43.


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 from the year most recent to 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 financial aid application process

Please contact our accountant at 301.767.3809 with any questions.


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