Tuition and Financial Aid

//Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition and Financial Aid 2018-04-16T09:24:50+00:00

We’re excited you’re considering a Charles Wright education for your child. You share the belief with Charles Wright families that the greatest investment you can make is in your child’s education. We will honor that investment by inspiring your child to achieve their personal best in mind, body, and spirit. Along with the current tuition rates below, read on to learn more about the Charles Wright financial aid process.

CWA Tuition for 2018-2019

Junior kindergarten (full-day pre-k) $19,720
Kindergarten through grade 5 $23,560
Grades 6-8 $25,730
Grades 9-12 $26,590

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.

Financial Aid – Our Philosophy
We will happily consider any admitted student for need-based financial aid support after they have received their acceptance to Charles Wright Academy. Financial need is not considered at any point during the admission process. If your family will need assistance in order to make an enrollment decision for your child, please complete the financial aid process. One of every four CWA students receives financial assistance—more than $2.7 million was awarded in 2017-2018 alone.

Financial Aid – How to Apply
For families with qualifying financial need, we are committed to providing a financial aid grant within three weeks of the completion of your application (including supporting materials). If your family is new to the financial aid process, we encourage you to learn more about Affording Independent School through the National Association of Independent Schools. You’ll find helpful information about applying for aid, including three financial aid case studies under the ‘Sample Aid Calculations‘ tab.

We encourage you to apply for aid through the following steps:

  • Submit the SSS by NAIS online (Charles Wright Academy school code: 2314)
  • Submit all requested tax forms online, by email, or in person. Families applying for aid will also need to submit the IRS form 4506-T. We require the prior year’s tax forms (e.g. 2016 tax forms are required for financial aid applications for the 2018-19 school year) and will make exceptions for families who prefer to submit the current year’s tax forms (e.g. 2017 tax forms for the 2018-19 school year).
  • We continue to accept financial aid applications throughout the year as financial aid funds remain available.
  • Our Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions will help get you started.

Additional Costs
CWA offers bus service as well as breakfast, lunch, and after school snack—all for an additional charge. We do not charge a standard technology fee or sports fee. Other costs may include books, special trips, sports equipment, and musical instruments—some of which can be covered by financial aid for families who qualify. View our complete list of additional costs, along with information about student billing and payments.

Lower School offers enrichment programs and clubs after school, as well as after care for students age 5 and older, at an additional cost. Middle School after care is included with tuition.

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Admissions: 253.620.8373
Lower School: 253.620.8800
Middle School: 253.620.8400
Upper School: 253.620.8300
Charles Wright Academy
7723 Chambers Creek Road West 
Tacoma, WA 98467

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