Christchurch School is committed to addressing the financial need of its students and maintains a $2.5 million aid budget for this purpose. Families in need of financial aid are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for this finite resource.
Administration of financial aid is based on the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Principles of Good Practice.
Custodial parents and non-custodial parents should each submit a separate Parents’ Financial Statement (when appropriate). This helps to inform the Financial Aid Review Committee as to the level of financial need for each household, based on individual financial responsibilities.
2. Upload a copy of your most recently filed Federal Income Tax Return (with all supporting schedules and W2) directly to SSS (via PDF files). Information provided by SSS and your Federal Income Tax Return are reviewed to determine financial aid eligibility. Note that all information is held in strict confidence.
The school will contact you directly to inform you of financial aid granted. For new families
, this will most often occur at the same time of an admission decision being provided. Financial aid grants are guided by the information provided by your Parents Financial Statement AND your tax returns. SSS generates a Report of Family Contribution (RFC) from the information provided in the Parents Financial Statement (PFS) This report includes an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) dollar amount. Demonstrated financial need is calculated by subtracting the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC), from tuition, room and board; then the school is able to determine a financial aid award calculated as a percentage of demonstrated need.TIMELINE
January and February - New and returning families requesting financial aid should complete the PFS and submit tax returns to SSS.
All families requesting financial aid should complete a Parents Financial Statement and submit tax returns to SSS each year in order to be considered for financial aid. Financial aid grants will be reflected on the July Tuition Statement, as long as the 2016 tax return has been uploaded to SSS by that time. Otherwise any financial aid will be reflected only after receipt of those tax returns (by SSS). Timeliness in submitting requests for financial aid is essential.