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Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition for the 2013-2014 school year is $38,425 and includes lunch and fees.  Tuition is adjusted each year.

The Cathedral School uses an organization called Tuition and Data Services (TADS) to help determine the financial need of a family.  For general information about Financial Aid at Independent Schools, please consult the National Association of Independent Schools website.

Applying for Financial Aid at The Cathedral School
(Financial aid is no longer available for applicants for 2013-14. The steps below are for applicants for 2014-15.  These dates DO NOT apply to current families.  Current families should speak to Peter Maas for more information.)

Step 1: Indicate your intention to apply for financial aid on the admission application

Submit the application for admission by December 1, 2013.  When prompted, indicate that you intend to apply for Financial Aid.  
 
Step 2:  Complete the online application
Complete the Financial Aid application online by logging onto https://www.tuitionaid.com/parents/default.asp.  You may submit your financial aid application between October 1, 2013 and January 3, 2014.
 
Step 3:  Send requested paperwork TADS
Send copies of your most recent federal income tax return, W-2 and 1099 forms, and year end business statements (if applicable) to TADS no later than January 3, 2014.
 
Important Note:  All Financial Aid applications must be submitted by January 3, 2014 in order to give you full consideration for Financial Aid.  Applications for financial aid submitted after January 3, 2014 will not be considered.
 
Step 4:  School’s Review and Notification
The Cathedral School’s Financial Aid Committee reviews each request for financial assistance and determines the financial aid grant based on the family’s need and the school’s budget. The Admission Office will inform you about financial aid grants at the same time as admission decision notification.
Financial Aid Policy

The Cathedral School is committed to offering financial assistance to families who demonstrate need.  This financial assistance allows The Cathedral School the ability to ensure socioeconomic diversity within our school.  Nearly one-third of our students receive need-based financial aid.  Your child's application for admission and your request for financial aid are considered independently. However, admission decisions and financial aid awards are communicated at the same time.

If a family believes that they will require financial assistance, they must apply for financial aid when they apply for admission. Only due to a significant, unexpected change in circumstances, such as job loss, will consideration for financial aid be granted at a later date, including subsequent years, if the request is not made with a student's initial application for admission.