Affording Country Day
Below is an overview of expenses to anticipate, the financial aid process, and questions frequently asked. If you have additional questions about the financial aid program, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail the Admissions Office. Thank you for considering a Country Day education for your family.
- Applying for Assistance
- Financial Aid Application Documentation Requirements
- Expenses to Anticipate
- Payment Schedules
- Divorced, Separated, or Never-Married Parents
- Important Dates
- Annual Renewal
- Full and Partial Endowed Scholarships
Financial aid is based on the family's ability to pay as demonstrated by the information submitted in the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS). Both custodial and non-custodial parents (regardless of legal settlements) who are divorced, separated, or never married are expected to contribute to educational costs and are required to submit the PFS. In exceptional cases, where one parent cannot comply, the custodial parent should submit a written explanation. Lack of information from either parent may prevent the family from receiving financial aid.
Financial aid applications and all supporting documentation must be submitted by February 1. Decisions about awards are made by the beginning of April. Families have two weeks to accept the award with the return of a Parent Financial Aid Agreement signed by the financially responsible parent and the student receiving the award.
Financial aid awards are made for one year. Parents must complete a PFS each year and send it to the SSS in accordance with the application schedule outlined. Unless there is a significant change in annual income or available assets, parents can normally expect the level of assistance to be continued from year to year if the student's performance at Country Day meets the expectations of the Financial Aid Committee.
Country Day has a variety of endowed scholarships awarded by the school to qualified applicants based on financial need as determined through the School and Student Service (SSS). Review a full list of scholarship offerings.
If you have questions about tuition or financial aid, please contact:
Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
(704) 943-4531 | E-mail