Chaminade provides financial aid based solely on financial need to qualified students. For the 2012-13 school year, over $1.6 million in financial aid is being given to over 250 students.
Two types of financial aid are available, Direct Grants and Work Grants. Direct Grants are awarded based on financial need and are a direct reduction of tuition. Work Grants are awarded based on financial need and reduce tuition by the number of hours a student works for the school.
We use FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment service to help evaluate the needs of our families. Based on a comprehensive evaluation of key factors taken from information you provide, FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment is able to provide the school with a thorough understanding of a family’s financial situation.
Financial aid is provided for tuition only – class fees, textbooks and laptop lease fees cannot be covered with financial aid. Aid awards are renewable if financial need still exists. A new application must be completed each year.
Financial Aid applications will not affect admission decisions; admission and financial aid are considered separately by the Admissions Office and Business Office, respectively. Financial aid is awarded only to students who have completed the application process and been officially accepted for admission.
Applying for Financial Aid
While the primary financial aid application deadline was February 15, we encourage families to apply for need-based financial aid. Families who now apply for financial aid and submit their latest W-2 forms and federal tax returns should hear from our Business Office in early May.
Applying online is the fastest and most direct method of submitting your application. It allows us to view your application electronically within minutes of submission. Paper copies are no longer available. A $30 non-refundable application fee must be received in order to process your application. Tax documents are required to substantiate your financial aid. The tax information needed to verify your application as well as additional filing requirements is shown in the FGAA checklist that can be accessed by clicking FGAA Tax Document Checklist. If your 2012 taxes will not be filed by April 15, you will need to submit your 2011 federal tax return plus all 2012 W-2 Wage and Statements and equivalents. You are still required to submit your 2012 tax return when completed or before June 1; proof of extension will be accepted.
Click here to apply for Financial Aid.
Tuition and Fees
Day student tuition for the 2013-2014 school year will be $16,317. Additional fees for class trips and courses are additional. All students are required to lease a laptop computer from the school. The laptop lease fee is $680 per year with students receiving a new laptop every year.
An enrollment deposit of $1,500 for students is payable three weeks after acceptance to hold a student's place in the class. Of the remaining amount, one-half is payable August 1 with the other half payable November 15. A personal or cashier's check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express are accepted for tuition payments. For a $50 fee, families may pay tuition in nine installments using automatic withdrawal from FACTS.
Resident student tuition, room and 7-day board for the 2013-2014 school year will be $34,290. Resident student tuition, room and 5-day board is $33,102. Seven-day room & board is available for all students while five-day room and board is available for U.S. students only. An International Student Fee of $1,500 is assessed annually to all non-U.S. residents. The Esto Vir International Program is required of all new international students who were not enrolled in an accredited U.S. school for the full year immediately preceding matriculation into Chaminade. The program cost is $2,600 and will be held from August 11 - 20.