Cornelia Connelly School is committed to providing tuition assistance for college-bound high school students who satisfy admissions criteria, but may be discouraged from applying due to financial need. Approximately 20% of Connelly’s students receive tuition assistance.
Families are encouraged to apply for tuition assistance if, after reviewing all financial resources and assessing how much they can afford to contribute to their daughter’s education, they determine they are unable to afford Connelly’s entire tuition cost. Tuition assistance awards are strictly need-based and do not require repayment. All applications for tuition assistance are initially processed by FACTS.
Tuition Assistance Application Instructions
Families must reapply for tuition assistance each year and financial awards are not guaranteed.
FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment conducts the financial need analysis for Cornelia Connelly School.
Tuition Assistance for the 2018-2019 School Year
The materials listed below are due by February 2, 2018.
To apply for Tuition Assistance, please follow these steps:
Step 1: Submit a signed and completed application (click here for FACTS online application)
Step 2: Pay the $30 application fee
Step 3: Submit copies of your most recent tax forms including all supporting tax schedules.
Step 4: Submit copies of your 2017 W-2 forms for both you and your spouse.
Step 5: Submit copies of supportive documents for Social Security income, Welfare, Child Support, Food Stamps, Worker’s Compensation, and TANF.
Cornelia Connelly School will implement the following policies for Tuition Assistance Awards for the 2017-2018 school year:
1) No late applications will be accepted.
2) The maximum amount awarded will not exceed 50% of tuition.
3) College expenses for older children or parents will not be considered.
4) Signed tuition assistance acceptance letters must be received in conjunction with an enrollment contract and registration fee by March 15, 2018 or the tuition assistance will be rescinded.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, you may speak with a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 866-441-4637. For questions regarding Connelly’s tuition assistance policies, please the Admissions Office at 714-776-1717, Ext 221.
To apply for a Merit Scholarship
Cornelia Connelly School offers more than 10 merit scholarships to ninth-grade applicants each year. In addition to completing the Scholarship Application Form (and all related submissions), each scholarship applicant must take the HSPT Entrance Exam at Cornelia Connelly School, on the Connelly Admissions Testing Day.
NOTE: Tuition Assistance is available for all domestic grade levels, while Merit Scholarships are only available for domestic incoming ninth graders.