Affording Charles Wright Academy
Charles Wright is committed to maintaining socioeconomic diversity by assisting families to afford a CWA college preparatory education. We are dedicated to the accessibility that this program provides prospective students. Financial Aid is available for Junior Kindergarten through 12th Grade students. We consider all applications very carefully and our decisions are made separately from the admissions process.
Tuition for 2021 – 2022
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 $1,770 per month. Please contact the Office of Admissions at 253-620-8373 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
This year, 35% of Charles Wright Academy students received financial aid grants totaling $3.2 million dollars.
We understand that financing an independent school education is a significant expense. While the primary responsibility for paying tuition lies with the family, we are committed to meeting as much of the demonstrated financial need of our enrolled families as possible.
If you have further questions about financial aid, please contact the Office of Admission at (253) 620-8373 for more information. To apply for financial aid, please follow the steps illustrated below.
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.
Parent Financial Statement (PFS)
The Parent Financial Statement or PFS is your financial aid application form. You will need to begin the process by filling it out completely.
If you have any questions or need help while filling out the PFS, please visit SSS support.
The SSS helpline is (800) 344-8328.
After submitting the PFS, families applying for financial aid will need to upload the following documents via the SSS portal:
- CWA Monthly Income and Expense Report
- 2019 and 2020 Tax Form 1040
- 2019 and 2020 W2s
Please include appropriate supporting schedules.
If a partner in a partnership or a shareholder in an S-Corp, please also include the K-1.
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