Financial aid is designed for families who need assistance with tuition after they have incorporated all other resources into their planning for educational costs, and it is designed to make a CSW educational accessible to as many qualified students as possible.
With over 40 data points collected in the SSS application, there are more variables than would allow us to predict the outcome for any given family. SSS calculations take into account such factors as income and assets, the number of students in tuition-charging schools, the age of parents, and unusual medical expenses. However for some families, the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) used by CSW will be lower than the figure provided by SSS because of cost of living adjustments we apply behind-the-scenes (that is, you may be eligible for more aid than the initial EFC figure you receive from SSS suggests). We are happy to talk with you and answer your questions about the financial aid process.
We hope that the scenarios, below, will help provide a general idea about the many types of family financial profiles that are eligible for aid. These examples reflect a day student tuition of $47,500, and a boarding student tuition of $59,400. The only way to know if your family could receive financial aid is to complete both the online application available through School and Student Services (SSS) and the CSW application process. When all application materials are received by the deadlines, financial aid decisions are communicated with admission decisions on March 10th.