your questions, answered.
To assist you as you consider applying to The Gatehouse Program, here are some answers to frequently asked questions from applicants and referrers.
What does “fully admitted” mean?
This refers to a student being fully admitted into their degree major (completed applicable admission tests, qualified for core curriculum, etc.). This requirement is specific to certain degrees (such as Nursing) that require separate admission once pre-requisites have been completed.
If I haven’t started school yet, but have been accepted, am I still eligible?
Yes. Applicants who have been accepted are eligible to apply during the application period immediately preceding their anticipated starting semester. If an application is approved, proof of enrollment and class schedule will be required prior to move-in date.
Can I take classes online and still qualify?
Yes, if the classes meet the criteria for this program.
Are you required to qualify for FAFSA?
Yes, after you submit the FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report that will include your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which is the amount of money the government calculates that your family can contribute to college costs. Your EFC determines how much financial aid you are eligible to receive. Students do not need to qualify to receive student loans to be eligible for the Gatehouse Education Success Grant. However, Gatehouse does not assist with up-front tuition costs.
Do I have to have children to qualify?
Yes. While there is not a maximum of children, it is up to the applicant to provide a career plan showing how completion of her degree program will lead to reaching a sustainable wage for her family size. Children have to be between the ages of 12 months old and a senior in high school, who are eligible to live in Tarrant County. For more information on living wage per family size in Tarrant County, click here.
Do my children need to be living with me to qualify?
Yes. It is up to the applicant to provide a career plan showing how completion of her degree program will lead to reaching a sustainable wage for her family size. Children must be between the ages of 12 months old and a senior in high school, who are eligible to live in Tarrant County. For more information on living wage per family size in Tarrant County, click here.
How much is the monthly stipend?
Stipend amounts will vary based on family size, semester timeline, and student status. More information will be provided to Gatehouse Success Grant recipients upon move-in.
Is the stipend taxable?
No, the stipend is part of our program and not considered taxable income.
Do you offer tours of the apartments prior to applying?
No, we do not offer personal tours. However, we will provide a group tour for grant recipients at the time of orientation.
Do I have to reapply every year?
No. Grant recipients are provided with a program timeline upon move- in. As long as grant recipients are meeting program requirements and following community safety expectations, grant eligibility is maintained.