We recognize that the full cost of an independent school education may be a challenge for the families of many outstanding students. The financial aid program provides tuition assistance to qualified students who otherwise could not afford to enroll at The Colorado Springs School. In addition to aid provided by the school, donors and corporations provide funding for some aid and scholarships. Financial aid decisions are made independently of admission decisions and in no way affect a candidate's chances for admission.
The Colorado Springs School follows the guiding principles established by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) that the responsibility of financing a private education rests primarily with the student's family. Approximately one-third of our families receive financial assistance.
Complete SSS Parent Financial Statement
To apply for financial assistance, your family must submit the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) through the School and Student Services for Financial Aid (SSS).
Complete the PFS form online at: http://sss.nais.org
The Colorado Springs School's code is 2512.
Beginning November 1 you may access the online PFS form for the following school year.
Please keep in mind that the last day to submit the online form is March 15.
Submit Federal Tax Form 1040
Send a signed photocopy of your Federal Tax Form 1040 and all schedules by March 15. Please send tax information to the Admission Office (Attn: Nori Madrigal).
Review by Financial Aid Committee
Upon review by the financial aid committee, awards are made based on a family's demonstrated financial need.
Important things to note:
The Colorado Springs School provides opportunities for exceptional students entering the 9th grade to receive scholarships through the CSS Merit Scholarship Program. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of testing results, interviews, and grades. These awards are renewable each year that the student remains in good academic and social standing throughout his/her years in that particular division.
Tuition does not cover the full cost of educating your child at CSS. Each year, our school families, faculty and staff, alumni, and friends give generously to the Annual Fund to benefit all children at The Colorado Springs School.