Tuition & Financial Aid
|| Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12
|| Grades 6, 7 and 8
|| Grade 4 and 5
|| PreK through Grade 3
Penn Charter operates on the founding Quaker principles of equality and diversity. To help realize William Penn's vision of education for all, the school maintains a significant financial aid program. Financial aid for the 2013-2014 school year totaled more than $8 million. Currently,
38 percent of our students receive need-based financial aid.
At Penn Charter, “need” is defined as the difference between the family’s resources and the child’s tuition expenses. To evaluate need, Penn Charter uses formulas created by School and Student Services (SSS), which is part of the National Association of Independent Schools. Parents applying for financial aid must complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) and send it with a processing fee to SSS.
Admissions decisions are made separately from and prior to financial aid decisions. Any student who applies to Penn Charter may apply for financial assistance. Penn Charter imposes no income ceiling or minimum for families applying for financial aid. Because Penn Charter maintains a balanced allocation of financial aid, funds are most likely to be available to new students entering pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and grades 6, 7, and 9. At other grade levels, financial aid is either unavailable or very limited.
Current families may apply for financial aid regardless of their child's grade.
Families that indicate an interest in financial aid receive materials from the school beginning in December. Because funds are limited, it is crucial that families process the application forms as soon as possible and meet all financial aid deadlines. Learn more about the financial aid process.
Financial Aid Presentation
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
On Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Roberts Family Choral Room in the Kurtz Center for the Performing Arts, join the Penn Charter admissions and financial aid team to learn more about the financial aid process. How is family need calculated? How is a financial award determined? What are the deadlines? Join us for a 90-minute presentation and Q&A session. Please let us know you are coming by completing our online form.