Tuition and Financial Aid
We believe that diversity of all kinds enriches the learning experience through multiple perspectives. Charles Armstrong is committed to providing access to a Charles Armstrong education for a diverse community of students and families, including students for whom affordability is an issue.
In support of these commitments, Armstrong maintains a Financial Aid program. We encourage families to apply for Financial Aid if affordability is a concern.
Donations and endowment earnings provide a generous annual budget for Financial Aid at Armstrong. Funds available annually for Financial Aid total about 15% of Armstrong’s total tuition revenue.
Financial aid is awarded to qualified current families at re-enrollment time, followed in March by awards to qualified newly accepted families, and thereafter for spring, summer, and any mid-year enrollments, to the extent funds remain in the annual Financial Aid budget. A family’s application for Financial Aid in no way affects the Admission Committee’s decision on whether a student is qualified to attend Armstrong, and we encourage you to apply for Financial Aid at the same time as you are applying for admission to Charles Armstrong School.
For fairness and consistency, Charles Armstrong, along with many other schools, uses School & Student Services by NAIS (SSS), the nation’s leading third-party service provided through the National Association of Independent Schools, for the initial analysis of a family’s financial need. Additional analysis is completed by the School’s business office. Grants are awarded under the direction and approval of Armstrong School’s Financial Aid Committee. All information provided during the Financial Aid application and review process is held in the strictest confidence.
The following steps are required to apply for Financial Aid at Armstrong:1)Complete the online Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) and submit to SSS online: www.sssbynais.org/parents. The SSS code for Armstrong is 2304.
2) Submit a cover letter addressed to the Business Office that includes the amount of assistance you are asking for and a description of any special circumstances you would like the Financial Aid Committee to consider.
3) Submit a copy of your completed previous year’s Federal Tax Return, including all attachments and W-2 forms (your State Tax Return is not necessary).
Note: Divorced, Seperated or never married parents must each complete the PFS.
Dates and Deadlines:
Step 1: Start preparing your 2016 Tax Returns as soon as possible after December 31, 2016
Step 2: Complete and submit Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) to SSS by Friday, January 20, 2017
Step 3: Complete and submit 2016 Tax Returns by Friday, February 10, 2017
Step 4: Complete IRS Form 4506-T by Friday, February 10, 2017
For those who apply for rolling admission after the winter deadline and are interested in applying for financial aid: submit your completed financial aid application and all documentation as quickly as possible while you are also completing your admission application process.
If you have any questions regarding the application process for Financial Aid, please email Armstrong School’s Business Office Associate, Madonna Uyenoyama, at email@example.com.
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as it relates to Students:
The Charles Armstrong School admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at the School. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid program, and athletic and other administered programs.
Our Finance Team
Business Office Associate
Charles Armstrong School
Attention: Admissions Office
1405 Solana Drive
Belmont, CA 94002-3653