Financial Aid

Financial Aid is provided by Seneca Academy to enable qualified students to access an independent school education. Financial aid is awarded based on need.  Need is defined as the difference between a family’s resources and the costs of attending Seneca Academy. Families are expected to pay all educational expenses to the extent they are able.

CJC_9328-webFinancial aid funds come directly from the school’s income from tuition and fundraising. Priority in financial aid decisions is given to children of current Seneca Academy families, families with more than one Seneca Academy student, children of staff members and other qualified students to encourage racial, cultural and socioeconomic diversity.

All information submitted is confidential.  Seneca Academy does not discriminate on the basis of any characteristic protected by law.

Application procedures:

  1. Submit a completed application for admittance to Seneca Academy (and appropriate fees). Both currently enrolled students and students seeking enrollment are eligible to apply for financial aid.
  2. Complete a financial aid application through FAST. Download a Parent User Guide for completing the application — available in English and Spanish. This application must be completed by January 15th for currently enrolled students and by February 15th for new applicants.
  3. In addition, by March 30th the following documents must be uploaded to the FAST website:
    • A copy of current Federal Tax Form 1040 and any appropriate schedules.
    • If appropriate, the Financial Statement for Parents Who Are Separated or Divorced or Have Never Been Married.
  4. The Financial Aid Committee meets in late February and awards will be issued in early March. Recipients must adhere to enrollment dates to be guaranteed an award.  Awards are guaranteed for one year and awardees must reapply for each subsequent year.