Flexible Tuition Program
Affording a Canterbury Education
Affording an independent school education is possible for families of all income levels. Unfortunately, many families do not consider independent schools due to the incremental cost of tuition. Canterbury believes that the cost of an independent school education should not be a deterrent to prospective families. An integral part of the Canterbury mission is to promote socio-economic diversity among our student body. Flexible tuition rates are granted on the basis of demonstrated need and the availability of funds – helping many of our families bridge the gap between what they can contribute financially and the actual cost of attending.
Canterbury seeks to attract a diverse and talented student body and is committed to providing flexible tuition rates to families who qualify. It is difficult to predict whether a family will qualify for a flexible tuition rate, as circumstances vary so widely and the overall demand for assistance may vary year to year. Canterbury follows the guidelines of FAST, a third party organization which analyzes the financial situation of applicants based on a number of factors, including what they are able to pay. The Business Manager is available for a private consultation if you have additional questions. You can contact the Business Manager, Mack Bridges at 972-572-7200, ext.107 or BridgesM@TheCanterburySchool.org
For new students: Flexible Tuition Rate applications cannot be processed unless a student has applied, been accepted, and the enrollment contract and Tuition Deposit are returned to the Business Office.
For returning students: Need-based scholarship applications cannot be processed unless a re-enrollment contract and tuition deposit have been received in the Business Office.
Flexible Tuition Rate Application Time Line
Enrollment contracts and tuition deposits are due to Business Office. Parents of returning students indicate their interest in a flexible tuition rate on the enrollment contract.
Online application submitted to FAST (see link on school website) and required supporting documentation (including signed copy of 2016 IRS Form 1040 and W2) mailed to FAST by parents of returning students or given to the CES Business Office for electronic delivery.
Flexible Tuition rate notifications are mailed.
Deadline for returning student recipients to accept need-based scholarships award for the 2018-2019
To Apply for a flexible tuition rate, click on the FAST Logo.