Financial Assistance

All interested families are encouraged to apply for admission to Charlotte Latin. We understand that choosing an independent school education for your child is a major philosophical decision and a significant financial commitment.

Latin offers only need-based financial assistance. All families who are applying or have current students at Latin are encouraged to apply for financial assistance.

Financial aid is available through the School's financial aid fund or from one of the scholarship endowments established by donors to provide financial assistance for Latin students. The goal of financial assistance is to provide the opportunity for academically qualified students to attend Charlotte Latin, regardless of their financial need.


Chris Downing, Director of Financial Aid
cdowning@charlottelatin.org


How to Apply

  1. Complete the Financial Aid application when you complete the online admissions application.
  2. Submit all requested information by the deadline to SSS (Financial Aid need assessment of the National Association of Independent Schools).
  3. 2-3 weeks after submission, Charlotte Latin receives a report and the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC).
  4. The completed file is reviewed by the School’s Financial Aid Committee. A student’s need is calculated by using the appropriate annual tuition minus the EFC.
  5. Once an applicant has been accepted for admission to the School, the Committee will send a letter to the applicant's family stating the amount of any financial aid that will be awarded.


Please note:

  • The Financial Assistance process and the Application process occur at the same time but are independent of one another. Please do not wait for your admissions decision to apply for financial aid. In doing so, the available monies may be already allocated.
  • You must complete the financial aid application before you can be considered for a scholarship.
  • Contact Christopher Downing, Director of Financial Aid, at 704.841.7470 or cdowning@charlottelatin.org with questions or concerns.
  • The financial aid process is confidential.
  • While the Committee attempts to meet the demonstrated need of the applicants, rarely will it provide an award that is equal to 100% of the tuition and fees.

Financial Aid Application Deadlines

  • Kindergarten Applicants and Returning Students:
    January 15, 2018

  • Grades 1-12 Applicants:
    February 15, 2018

Scholarships

Scholarship applications are separate from Financial Aid and the Admissions Application process. Charlotte Latin has ten endowed scholarship funds for students in grades 6–12; students eligible for aid are encouraged to apply for scholarships.

All scholarships are need-based. We do not offer merit scholarships.

The scholarship application for the 2018–2019 school year will be available after the admissions application opens in September.

Thank you to our generous donors for endowing the following scholarship funds:

  • Barnhardt Minority Scholarship
  • Charlotte Latin School Scholarship
  • The Collins Lower School Scholarship Fund
  • Edward E. Ford Foundation Scholarship
  • Elizabeth Price Van Every Scholarship
  • The Freno Scholarship
  • Malone Family Foundation Scholarship
  • R.T. Dooley - Matthew 25 Scholarship
  • SOAR Scholarship
  • William Randolph Hearst Scholarship