Financial Assistance

At Culver Academies, we offer a variety of financial support opportunities to ensure a Culver education is accessible to our students and families.

Financial Aid Options

  • Culver offers both need-based assistance and non-need-based awards.
  • Need-based aid depends on a family’s financial profile and is independent from the admissions process.
  • Merit scholarships range from small amounts to full awards.
Nearly 48% of Culver Academy families receive financial assistance – 1/3 receive need-based financial aid, and 16% receive merit scholarship awards – a significantly higher percentage than most peer schools.

Applying for Financial Aid

The deadline for full financial aid consideration is January 15, 2017.

  • Returning students must reapply for financial aid each year (Step 2 below). If you miss this deadline, your request for financial aid may be delayed and possibly denied because of limited funding.
  • New applicants must complete the Culver Academies Application Checklist requirements, be admitted to Culver, and complete the procedures below by this deadline to be fully considered for financial aid.
Financial Aid Procedures

Step 1: Review Culver Academies financial aid documentation.

Step 2: Complete the Parents Financial Statement (PFS).

  • The PFS is the financial aid application.
  • School and Students Services (SSS) processes the PFS, estimates the amount you can contribute to school expenses, and submits that estimate to Culver.
  • You may complete the PFS online starting October 24, 2016

Step 3: Upload all required financial documents to your PFS online account.

  • 2015 W2 and 1040 with all filed schedules and attachments*
  • 2016 W2 and 1040 with all filed schedules and attachments* 
  • Canadian Residents: upload your 2015 and 2016 T-4s when available.

While we aim to provide as much financial support as possible, the submission of a Financial Aid Application, or the demonstration of need, does not guarantee a financial aid award.

*You must upload all W2s and 1040s to your account to be considered for financial aid. 

Financial Aid Timeline
  • November 1: PFS available online through School and Student Services (SSS)
  • January 15: Application deadline
  • February-March: Financial Aid Committee reviews completed financial aid requests for all students
  • Mid-March: Initial Financial Aid decisions mailed to families
  • April-May: Financial aid waitlist