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Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School is committed to helping families afford an education and to assisting students from all backgrounds in having the opportunity to attend our School.
We recognize that families make significant investments and sacrifices in order to send their students to CH-CH. We thus offer financial aid resources for families who demonstrate a need as determined through the need-based financial aid application process. Each school year, the School awards over one million dollars in need-based financial aid to more than 28% of its students. Due to budget constraints and the amount of applicant needs each year, CH-CH cannot offer financial aid to all qualifying families, nor can the School always meet a family’s demonstrated need. Financial aid granted to a family is a gift from the School, and is not paid back to the School. Further, the financial aid application and awarding process is extremely confidential and individualized, and the financial aid office takes the utmost care to ensure that all families’ information is secure and that all families’ applications are given equal consideration.

In addition to need-based financial aid resources, CH-CH offers grants to prospective 9th grade students through the Charger Scholarship program as well as Merit and Waltham Scholarships to students of all grades. Charger Scholarships and Merit Awards are offered to applicants who exhibit any of the following qualities: leadership aptitude, a commitment to learning, community involvement, academic promise, potential to contribute significantly to our athletics and arts program, and potential to contribute positively to our residential life community. Recipients who choose to enroll at CH-CH will continue to carry their scholarship through graduation from our School. 

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. What is your confidentiality policy?

    All information received by the Financial Aid Committee is kept confidential within the financial aid office.  Members of the Financial Aid Committee are the only members of the community privy to this information and it is never discussed outside of this group of individuals.  Financial aid documents are stored in compliance with state and federal guidelines.
  • Q. How is our family's contribution calculated?

    CH-CH uses SSS, a financial aid service provided by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) to assist with creating an appropriate financial aid package for our families. The SSS report combined with tax documents and information we gather in our financial aid office all help determine a family’s award. The Financial Aid Committee evaluates each family’s situation individually and at times the amount of an award may differ from that stated on the SSS report. While some families qualify for a substantial amount of aid, our policy is that a financial aid award will not exceed 90% of the total tuition.
  • Q. Do you offer financial aid to international families?

    In some cases, financial aid may be available to an international family. If you are an international student and believe your family may qualify, please contact the Financial Aid Committee to discuss what options may be available to you.
  • Q. What if I have trouble filling out the SSS online?

    If you are having technical difficulties with the SSS, please contact their support team directly at 800-344-8328. If you have questions regarding CH-CH policies, please do not hesitate to contact the financial aid office.
  • Q. Do I need to reapply for financial aid each year?

    Yes.  Each year, returning families will need to resubmit an SSS as well as the current year’s tax documents.  The Financial Aid Committee will reevaluate the each family’s financial situation and make an award appropriate for that family.  All returning families must be in good standing both academically and financially before they are granted an award for the next school year.
  • Q. What is your policy regarding parents who live in separate households?

    The Financial Aid Committee requires both households to submit a PFS and tax documents.  If one parent is uninvolved in the child’s life and has been for some time, the family must provide us with a statement to this effect from a lawyer, school official, clergy member, or other third party who is aware of the situation in a professional capacity.
For 2021-2022 Applications:

By 2/1/2021
  • Parent Financial Statement(PFS)
  • 2019 tax returns and all schedules
  • 2019 W2 forms
  • 2020 W2 forms
By 2/15/2021
  • 2020 tax returns and all schedules
  • If self-employed, please submit:
    • All schedules
    • 1099 Form
    • Business Farm Statement (provided by SSS)
Located 10 miles from Boston, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall is a coeducational college preparatory school that teaches the way students learn. The School welcomes students with diverse learning styles and helps them to develop self-confidence and achieve academic success through personalized, integrated learning. Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall offers 180 boarding and day students a richly diverse cultural and academic environment and opportunities to engage in the arts, athletics and community service.