How to Apply for Financial Aid

If your child is applying for admission to Penn Charter:

  1. Complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) after mid-October but no later than November 30, 2021. The form is completed online at School & Student Services (SSS). Penn Charter’s code is 8218. If your income in 2022 will be substantially different than your income in 2021, make sure to provide an explanation in your PFS. 

  2. Follow SSS prompts to upload 2020 federal tax return, with all schedules and W2s, to SSS site by November 30, 2021.

  3. As soon as they are available, but no later than January 3, 2022 upload final 2021 pay stubs for all parents and all jobs worked in 2021 to the SSS site. The pay stub(s) should show gross income for 2021.

If you have questions, please email Director of Financial Aid and Associate Director of Admissions John Zurcher. 

Financial aid grants for enrolled students are not final until you submit your 2021 federal tax return, W2s and accompanying schedules in April. Penn Charter reserves the right to review any grant after receipt of the current tax return.

The Financial Aid Committee meets regularly to act on completed applications. Therefore, it is to your advantage to have completed all the above steps by the deadlines to maximize the chances of being awarded financial aid.

Financial Aid for Current Families

As all grants are made annually, all families must reapply for financial aid each year to establish their level of financial need. For PC families not currently receiving financial aid but wishing to apply, please follow the instructions in the Hub and contact Director of Financial Aid John Zurcher as soon as possible. 

Find Instructions in the Hub



Contact Director of Financial Aid and Associate Director of Admissions John Zurcher
or 215-844-3460 x119

Link to Parents' Financial Statement

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