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applying for financial aid

Families applying for entry into kindergarten through 9th grade are invited to apply for financial aid. Please note financial aid is not available for our Preschool grades.

Calhoun processes its financial aid applications through Clarity. Complete an application via Clarity

Applying for Financial Aid through Clarity

  • The application typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete. Clarity has provided a step-by-step guide to assist families with the application.
  • The Clarity application is mobile-friendly so you can complete it from anywhere.
  • You are able to save your progress and return at any time.
  • At the end of the application, there is a $60 fee to submit. You may share your application with additional schools that accept the Clarity application for no additional charge. Simply use the dropdown menu in the application to select those schools.

Deadline for Financial Aid Applications

Financial aid applications were due December 1, 2023.

Help from Clarity is an Email Away

If you need support during the process of completing your application, there is in-app support available as well as email support at in both English and Spanish. The application itself is also fully translated into Spanish.


Special Circumstances

Should you have particular circumstances that should be shared with Calhoun's Financial Aid Committee, please include detailed information about special circumstance in your Clarity application within the Other Consideration section. 

Financial Aid Policy & Guidelines

Calhoun endorses the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Principles of Fair Practice for the Administration of Financial Aid. The primary responsibility for financing a Calhoun education rests with the family. All parents/guardians and households are financially responsible for tuition and are required to submit financial statements and tax returns.

Calhoun is committed to providing ongoing assistance to K–12 families who receive financial aid and continue to demonstrate financial need. Families who enroll in K-12 paying full tuition are not eligible for financial aid in their first four years at Calhoun. Families who enroll in preschool may apply for financial aid in kindergarten. In cases when a family's financial situation changes significantly, families are invited to reach out to Director of Enrollment with questions about affordability. 

Payment Plan Options

Families may pay tuition and fees in one of three ways:

  • One-Payment Plan: Tuition is due in full on June 1.
  • 50/50 Plan: Tuition is paid in two installments: 50 percent by June 1 and the other 50 percent by January 1.
  • 12-Month Payment Plan: Tuition is due each month beginning on May 1, with the final installment due February 1.

For more information please contact Andrew Hume, Director of Enrollment.

Financial Aid FAQs