Affording Charles Wright Academy
Charles Wright is committed to maintaining socioeconomic diversity by assisting families to afford a CWA college preparatory education. More than $2.7 million in Financial Aid was distributed in 2018-2019 and we are dedicated to the accessibility that this program provides prospective students. Financial Aid is available for 2019-2020 for Junior Kindergarten through 12th Grade students. We consider all applications very carefully and our decisions are made separately from the admissions process.
We encourage you to learn more about Affording Independent Schools through the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
Tuition for 2019 – 2020
Jr. K (Full-day pre-k)
Families can pay for tuition utilizing a tuition payment plan. Our plans provide options for paying tuition in one, three, or nine payments over the course of the academic year. Preschool tuition may be paid in 12 monthly payments of $1,600 per month. Please contact the Office of Admissions at 253-620-8373 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
CWA offers bus service as well as breakfast, lunch, and after school snack. Other costs may include books, special trips, sports equipment, and musical instruments—some of which can be covered by financial aid. Lower School offers enrichment programs and clubs after school for grades Junior Kindergarten to 5, and after care for all grades for an additional fee. Middle School after care is included with tuition.
Step by Step Guide
Create an Account
Visit the School & Student Services (SSS) website at www.sssbynais.org/parents and create an account. SSS is a third-party organization that processes financial aid applications for independent schools. You will use your SSS account to upload all of your financial aid application components.
*Note for divorced or separated parents, or never-married parents living apart: a separate financial aid application must be submitted for each household.
Financial Aid Statement
Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS): The PFS is available now for the 2019–2020 school year at www.sssbynais.org/parents. Complete and submit your PFS electronically. Contact SSS by calling NAIS customer service at (800) 344-8328 for answers to questions about completing the PFS.
The CWA SSS School Code is 2314.
All financial aid applicants must upload all tax documents to the SSS website.
2017 Federal Tax Return 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ: Upload to your SSS website account.
2017 Form W-2/1099: Upload to your SSS website account.
IRS Form 4506-T: Signed and un-dated; one for each tax return provided; upload to SSS website account.
Federal Business Tax Return: If applicable. Upload to your SSS website account with all pages and all schedules of Forms 1065, 1120, or 1120s, as well as any K-1, as applicable.
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