Financial Aid FAQs
- Are there additional costs besides tuition?
- At what grade levels can one apply for financial aid?
- When does one apply for financial aid?
- What factors are considered when considering if a family qualifies for aid?
- What percentage of your student body receives financial aid?
- Are there any full grants?
- Are there any scholarships or merit awards?
- Does every student who demonstrates need receive financial aid?
- If a family is offered financial aid for the first year at Calhoun, can they count on it in future years?
- If a family does not receive financial aid and enrolls the student for the first year at full tuition, can the family apply for aid the following year or in some future year?
- How can I relay special circumstances or additional information?
- How can I get additional TADS support?
Books and required school trips are included in tuition. Lunch is included for 3rd-12th grade students, but 3's and 4's families bring lunch from home. K-2nd grade families may bring lunch from home or subscribe to lunch provided by Red Rabbit at an additional cost. A light breakfast is also available for 3rd-12th grade students.
Calhoun provides all school supplies through Grade 5. Beginning in Middle School, families may be asked to purchase some school supplies such as a binder and paper. Computers, when needed, are always available in school for student use.
After school programs (ASP), including extended care, and Summer Camps are not included in the tuition. Also, optional trips offered to Middle and Upper School students during school vacation times are not included in tuition. For families receiving financial aid, the cost of in-house after school programs and optional trips is reduced by the same percentage as the tuition award.
Annual Parent Association dues ($100 per family) are additional.
Financial aid is considered for students applying to kindergarten through grade 12, but not to applicants to the 3’s or 4’s programs. Families who enroll in the 3's or 4's may apply for financial aid for the kindergarten year, though we cannot guarantee that financial aid will be awarded.
For the 2020-21 academic school year, tuition assistance will be considered for kindergarten-12th grade with the exception of 10th grade.
It is the school’s expectation that families who start at Calhoun paying full tuition will continue to do so. Families who have been at Calhoun for at least four years and experience a change in financial circumstance may apply for financial aid. In addition, very limited “emergency funds” are available for families whose financial circumstances change dramatically. In these instances, Calhoun accepts applications for aid from returning families who have not received it in the past. The school cannot, however, guarantee that there will be sufficient funds available to continue the aid for more than one year.
Families requesting emergency funds are asked to contact the school's controller.
Director of Enrollment