Affording CWA

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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 was distributed in 2017-2018 and we are dedicated to the accessibility that this program provides prospective 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 School through the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

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Tuition for 2018 – 2019

Jr. K (Full-day pre-k)

K-Grade 5

Grades 6-8

Grades 9-12





Payment Plans

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.

Payment plans

Additional Options

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, as well as after care for students age 5 and older.  Middle School after care is included with tuition.

Helpful Resources

Parent Financial Statement (PFS)
Learn about financial Aid (by SSS)

Step by Step Guide

Complete by January 15, 2019


Create an Account

Visit the School & Student Services (SSS) website at 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 will go live for the 2018–2019 school year at in early October 2018. 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.


Upload Documents

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.

Apply for Aid

SSS Customer Service | 800-344-8328 | Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm ET

Welcome to Charles Wright Academy

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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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