Charlotte Academy enrolls students who support the school’s mission of experiencing a challenging education in a nurturing environment. Families who are unable to meet the full cost of tuition may apply for Financial Assistance, which supplements tuition payments. Financial Assistance does not need to be repaid and is awarded on an annual basis. New Families must complete the Admission Procedure (tour, interview, records) prior to applying for financial aid.
Decisions about Financial Assistance are influenced by availability of funds, the number of applicants, and institutional needs. Currently enrolled students receive the majority of funding; however, a portion of the budget is made available to new students. Charlotte Academy families who do not receive Financial Assistance should not expect to receive assistance in future years unless there is an unanticipated, significant change in circumstances. Financial Assistance awards are made on an annual basis; families must apply each year for continued tuition assistance. Admission decisions are made need-blind in regards to the ability to pay tuition; decisions about Financial Assistance are made separately. Applications are confidential.
How do we apply?
How is financial need determined?
Should we apply for Financial Assistance?
What will my family contribution be?
Given the many variables that effect an award decision, it is impossible to accurately predict a family’s contribution based solely on family income. Charlotte Academy strives to help as many families as possible, while maintaining its fiduciary responsibility to all families.
Will support continue in future years?
If we pay full tuition initially, can we apply for Financial Assistance in subsequent years?
What about separated, divorced, or never-married parents?
Will my application for Financial Assistance affect child’s chances for admission?
Are any other sources of Financial Assistance available?
Charlotte Academy encourages families meeting lower family income levels to apply for the state corporate tax credit scholarship program called Step-Up for Students*. Visit www.stepupforstudents.org to learn more, or inquire at Charlotte Academy.
Charlotte Academy also accepts McKay Scholarships*. The John M. McKay Scholarship Program allows parents of students with disabilities to choose the best learning environment for their children. The parent of a Florida public school student who is dissatisfied with the student’s progress may request a McKay Scholarship to enroll in and attend a private school or choose another public school that better suits the student’s needs. The scholarship is equal to the amount of state generated funding the student would have received or the cost of the private schools tuition and fees, whichever is less. If parents choose to enroll their child in a private school, McKay funds will be mailed directly to the private school four times a year. The parents will then endorse the payment over to the private school. The McKay Program puts the power back into the parent’s hands. Visit www.mckayscholarship.com to learn more, or inquire at Charlotte Academy.
*All prospective new students must follow the Charlotte Academy Admission Procedure. Qualifying for a scholarship does not guarantee admission. Parents/Guardians are responsible for determining their student’s eligibility and applying for scholarships.