Affording a Chase Education
Chase seeks to enroll academically-talented students who are motivated to participate in our school community, without regard to their families' ability to pay. Admission to the School is need-blind. Once a student is admitted, the Financial Aid Committee reviews applications for tuition assistance.
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While the School assumes that parents have an obligation to finance their children's education to the extent they are able, we award over $3.049 million in grants to the student population. The School is not able to meet the full, demonstrated need of any family, and asks every family to stretch beyond their perceived need.
Grants range from a few hundred dollars to a significant percentage of need, and are based on financial information filed with School and Student Services for Financial Aid (SSS). A financial aid grant reduces a family's obligation to the School and does not need to be repaid. Some families use a multi-generational approach to meeting the demands of tuition, with grandparents and other family members giving assistance.
How to Apply
All families applying for financial aid must complete the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS), available through the Admissions Office or online through the National Association of Independent Schools website at sss.nais.org/parents/. Our school code is 6718.
Financial Aid is based on the Report of Family Contribution (RFC) generated by SSS and meets a percentage of need as estimated in the RFC. We strongly encourage the online filing of the PFS form for the quickest, most accurate completion of the financial aid application. Families are also encourage to complete and file their tax returns as close to the February 15 financial aid priority deadline. If you file the PFS using estimated figures, the School reserves the right to adjust your financial aid award upon receipt of tax returns as filed with the IRS.
The priority deadline for applying for financial aid is February 15 (awarding is continuous). Financial aid is awarded on a first come, first served basis. Priority is given to returning families (families of students currently enrolled at Chase Collegiate School) but funds are budgeted for new, incoming families as well.
All financial information is kept strictly confidential and we expect families receiving financial aid to respect the confidentiality of the process.
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