Affording a Chase Education
Chase seeks to enroll academically talented students who are motivated to participate in our school community. Once a student is admitted, the Financial Aid Committee reviews applications for tuition assistance.
December 1, 2018 - Financial aid application deadline for returning families. All requirements must be met for applications to be considered.
February 1, 2019 - Priority deadline for new families. Financial Aid award notifications will be sent out with admission decision packets.
While the School assumes that parents have an obligation to finance their children's education to the extent they are able, we award $2.0 million in financial assistance 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.
Assistance ranges from a few hundred dollars to a significant percentage of need, and are based on financial information filed with School and Student Services by NAIS (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) online here. 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 require the online filing of the PFS form for the quickest, most accurate completion of the financial aid application. Families are also encouraged to complete and file their tax returns as close to the February 1 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.
All financial information is kept strictly confidential and we expect families receiving financial aid to respect the confidentiality of the process.
The Russell Scholarship is available to students currently in Grades 5 and 6 who are intellectually curious, motivated, and resourceful. They must demonstrate academic strength, respectfulness, and kindness as well as a desire to serve the community through active citizenship. The recipients are identified by members of the Admissions Committee and there is no additional application for this scholarship.