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Tuition and Financial Aid

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Tuition and Financial Aid

Collegiate is fully committed to diversity, equity, and belonging. A generously-funded financial aid program ensures that our excellent educational program is accessible and affordable for students, regardless of family income.

An independent school education is both a powerful investment in your child’s future as well as a considerable financial commitment. The purpose of our financial aid program is to help fill the gap between the cost of a year’s tuition and what a family can afford to pay towards this cost. When a family receives financial aid, support may also be provided for tuition and other Collegiate programs that enrich the experience of the student and encourage the participation of his family in the life of the school. These might include athletic trip participation, extracurricular opportunities, and event participation costs.

Collegiate School welcomes families to consider applying to our financial aid program so that cost is not a prohibitive factor to attending Collegiate. No family should assume that a Collegiate School education is out of reach for financial reasons. Financial aid is available at all grade levels.

2023–2024 Tuition


Collegiate School has one, all-inclusive tuition charge. The fee includes books, supplies, class trips, lunch, musical instrument rental, student-accident insurance, and tuition-refund insurance. Lower and Middle School students are provided with the use of necessary technology; Upper School students bring their own device, and financial support is available for students on financial aid. Athletic clothing and Advanced Placement examinations require an extra charge.

Application Process

We use the Clarity Application to determine a family’s level of financial need based on the information that families share in the application which includes assets, income, expenses, and debts. Clarity offers a streamlined and user-friendly application process that can take as few as twenty to thirty minutes to complete. It is mobile-friendly, so you can complete your application on your phone or tablet! You are also able to save your progress and return at any time. Furthermore, your 1040 and W2 documents from 2022 will be automatically transferred from the IRS when you complete the verification step, so you will no longer need to upload those documents manually.

To get started, please go to the Clarity Application and create an account. Please note that Collegiate will cover the cost of the financial aid application fee for all our returning and new applicant families. Please call the Office of Admissions and Enrollment for a fee waiver code.

Please remember to return to your dashboard after you complete and submit your Clarity Application, as Collegiate School may require you to upload additional tax documentation. The deadline for completing the financial aid application including relevant supplemental documents is November 10th.

We invite all applicant families to review the Quick Reference Guide on How to Apply to learn more about Clarity. If you need support during the process of completing your application, there is in-app support available through the “Help” button in the bottom left of the screen, as well as email and phone support at or 206-210-3752.