We know paying for an independent school education is a significant commitment for prospective families. Canterbury is committed to enrolling qualified candidates from all socioeconomic backgrounds and accordingly offers a strong financial aid program based on each family’s demonstrated need. This past year, over five million dollars in aid was awarded.
Financial Aid applications will not affect admission decisions; they are considered separately. Financial aid is awarded only to students who have completed the Admission Office application process and have been officially accepted. Canterbury is unable to offer assistance to all applicants who qualify. Therefore some families are placed on a financial aid waitlist.
Applying for Financial Aid
1. Submit the Parents' Financial Statement
The parents of all financial aid applicants must complete the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) online through School and Student Services (SSS) by January 31. In cases of divorce or separation, both natural parents must complete the application.
2. Upload Required Documentation
Submit a signed copy of the family's 2017 and 2018 federal income tax returns, including all W2's and schedules, directly to SSS by January 31. If a student has filed a return, include a copy of his/her returns as well. Also please submit a copy of all 2019 W2's by January 31. The 2019 federal income tax return must be submitted as soon as it is complete or by April 15 at the latest. This paperwork should be submitted online by directly uploading the documents to the SSS website. If you are unable to upload, mail the required documentation to SSS directly. Please do not submit the documentation directly to Canterbury.
3. Completing the Process
A financial aid application file is considered complete when the Admission Office has received the Parents' Financial Statement and all supporting documentation. A request that is filed late may affect the family's chance of receiving aid for the coming year.
Please direct any questions regarding financial aid to:
Erin Deshaies '86
Director of Financial Aid
101 Aspetuck Avenue
New Milford, CT 06776
Phone: (860) 210-3833
Admission Fax: (860) 350-1120