Cheshire Academy is committed to ensuring that a quality private school education is affordable for qualified students and their families. We work to provide financial aid to as many families as we can.
To be eligible for consideration in the first round of financial aid awards, you must complete your application by February 10, 2017. If this deadline is met, new families are likely to be notified as to whether or not they will receive financial aid for 2017-2018 at the time of acceptance. After February 10, the Admission Committee will meet and awards will be made until all financial aid resources have been expended. Returning students currently receiving financial aid have priority in this process.
Cheshire Academy works with a company called School and Student Services (SSS) for Financial Aid. SSS uses a formula to compute a family’s estimated contribution to an independent school education. The Office of Financial Aid at Cheshire Academy considers the SSS recommendation and then conducts a more in-depth evaluation that includes a review of both 2015 and 2016 tax returns. While we ask families to estimate the 2017 tax information in the financial aid application process, awards are not final until the 2016 federal tax return is submitted to SSS.