We invest in the power of young women and believe that an NCS education
should be available to girls with ability and promise, regardless of their financial circumstances.

Deadlines to Submit

Current NCS Families: Dec. 1, 2020
New Applicant Families: Jan. 15, 2021
Please note that applications for admission are also due by Jan. 15, 2021.

Financial Aid

Education is enhanced by diversity, and one of our strategic goals is creating an increasingly inclusive school. NCS has provided $4 million in financial aid for the 2020-2021 school year to 21% of the student body. Amounts range from 5% to 98%, and the average award was $30,372; NCS also makes awards for textbooks and extracurricular activities.
Financial aid is awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need, which we define as the difference between a student's educational expenses and the family's resources. NCS does not offer academic, artistic, or athletic scholarships.

How to Apply

All families who feel that paying for NCS would create financial hardship are encouraged to apply for aid. If in doubt, apply. All financial aid information is kept confidential and separate from student records. Applications for financial aid are considered after an admission decision has been reached. Policies and Procedures can be read in full here.
NCS uses recommendations from Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS), a data-analytics service, in determining eligibility for financial assistance. Applicants for financial aid need to complete a Financial Aid Assessment directly through TADS. Be sure to list National Cathedral School as a recipient. For assistance, please contact the Office of Admission and Financial Aid at ncs_admissions@cathedral.org.
To apply for financial aid, please submit the following via TADS:
  • One-page signed policy acknowledgment of Financial Aid Policies and Procedures;
  • A financial-aid application; and
  • Your 2018 and 2019 tax forms (including W-2s) and other required documents.
  • Other required documents found on checklist sent directly to families who are applying for aid.
Include all applicable tax schedules. Those who own private businesses, rental properties or farms should submit complete business tax returns. Those with limited partnerships must provide copies of the partnership return and K-1s. We maintain strict confidentiality of all financial materials you provide.

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