Financing Your Education

Canterbury School seeks to enroll a talented and diverse student body and believes the cost of an independent school education should not be a deterrent to prospective families. Many options are available - including payment plans, need based financial aid, and merit scholarships - to help families cover the cost of tuition.

Canterbury tuition fees are dependent upon the grade level in which your child will be enrolled. Please contact the admissions office for tuition questions at 407-3553 or


Financial aid applications will not affect admission decisions; they are considered separately and are held in the strictest of confidence. Financial aid is awarded only to students who have completed the Admissions Application Process and have been officially accepted.


Financial aid awards are based solely upon the family's financial need, determined by an independent analysis of a family's resources and commitments. In computing the amount of the award, Canterbury considers factors such as family size, income, expenses, assets and liabilities, and number of children enrolling in tuition charging institutions.


Because financial aid is limited, an early application is advisable.

Canterbury has selected the Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) program as its analysis service in establishing each family’s level of financial aid. Families may begin to access the FAST program at noon on December 1, 2017, for the 2018-2019 school year at

Please note: No full financial aid awards are given. Typically, awards are 90% of demonstrated need.

Because financial aid is determined based on demonstrated need, families must reapply each year. The school is committed to funding families consistently each year, including tuition increases, provided the financial situation does not change dramatically from the previous year.


  • You only need to complete one application per household.
  • Enter whole numbers and be sure to complete each section fully.
  • Use good faith estimates for items where you may not know the exact number.
  • Tell your story. Offer explanations when appropriate, so your story or situation is clear and understandable to the financial aid committee.


If a family qualifies for financial aid, a letter will be included in the contract packet to the family detailing the amount of the grant. A financial aid award will not be considered final until all the necessary documentation has been received by the school's business office.

Payment Plan

Families are welcome to use the Canterbury - FACTS Payment Plan to pay for tuition. This secure online system allows you to spread out your annual payment up 12 months. New families will have the opportunity to elect this type of payment plan and then must establish an account with FACTS. The link is located in the Quicklinks tab at the top of this website. All families who elect to use this feature are automatically re-enrolled for future school years.

Enrolling in a FACTS tuition payment plan allows you to select a payment option that best suits your financial needs. The plans listed below are offered by Canterbury School. Depending on the start and end date of each plan, they may not always be offered.

Monthly Payments:
Spread your tuition balance over monthly installments. Payment Methods Offered: Credit Card, Automatic Bank Draft

Semi-Annual Payments:
Pay your tuition in two installments. Payment Methods Offered: Credit Card, Automatic Bank Draft

Annual Payments:
Pay your tuition in full. Payment Methods Offered: Credit Card, Automatic Bank Draft, or Invoice

Questions about FACTS? Contact Julie Walda at


Register Malone Scholars Program

Canterbury School was selected in May 2009 by the Malone Family Foundation to receive a $2 million endowment for the funding of educational opportunities for academically talented and motivated students whose families demonstrate financial need. The amount of the award varies according to the financial need documented by the student's family.

Founded by Dr. John C. Malone of Colorado, the Malone Family Foundation's primary goal is to provide scholarship funding at the secondary level for students who are at the 95 percent or above of their classes, have the desire and drive to maximize their potential, but have limited financial resources to attend independent schools.

Students typically test for this program in their sixth and eighth grade years for acceptance as Malone Scholars beginning in their seventh or ninth grade years. Students remain in the Malone Scholars Program until they graduate. Typically up to one future seventh and one future ninth grader receive the award annually. This award is available to students not currently attending Canterbury School.

RegisterCanterbury Scholar Competiton

The Canterbury Scholar Competition is an opportunity for area eighth graders to compete for scholarships to attend Canterbury High School beginning in their freshman year. Testing takes place annually in October. Canterbury Scholars will be awarded $2,000 annually in merit scholarships ($8,000 total for Canterbury High School). This scholarship money can be used in conjunction with financial aid, which Canterbury strives to provide to all qualified students.The morning of the Canterbury Scholar Competition, students will take part in a standardized test and write an essay. All participating students and their parents will have the opportunity to schedule a conference to review the results. While the eighth graders are testing, their parents will attend an informational session explaining what to look forward to at Canterbury High School. Each participant will schedule a day to return to Canterbury to attend classes with a Canterbury freshman and interview with school representatives.

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