Tuition & Financial Aid
|Grades 9 to 12||$29,815|
|Grade 6 to 8||$25,850|
|Grades 4 to 5||$24,390|
|Grades 1 to 3||$21,885|
Depending on your child's division, parents should expect the following additional expenses for their children: school supplies, yearbooks, class trips (grades 4-12), college and AP testing fees, college visits, and graduation costs.
Legacy Fee: This is a one-time, non-refundable, $1,000 fee to be paid for each new student.
The campus your family enjoys today was made possible through the generosity of families that have come before you. This fee will be placed in the school's Foundation to be used at the discretion of the Foundation's Board of Directors.
Plan I: A non-refundable deposit of 10% of tuition, due on or before February 27, followed by two payments: one in June and one in December.
Plan II: A non-refundable deposit of 10% of tuition, due on or before February 27, followed by 10 payments May 1 through February 1. This plan includes a service charge.
Each year, approximately 20 percent of the student body receives financial aid. The financial aid program allows academically qualified students to attend Community School of Naples regardless of their families’ financial status and helps maintain socio-economic diversity, a key aspect of CSN’s Mission.
CSN uses SSS to evaluate financial aid applications. With their assessment and other required documents, the Financial Aid Committee determines how much assistance can be offered to a family based on their financial need.
Consideration is first given to CSN students currently receiving financial aid that have reapplied. Funds are then awarded to new and returning students not currently receiving aid. We endeavor to meet the demonstrated financial need of as many candidates as possible.
- Financial Aid Pool
- Applying for Financial Aid
- Important Dates
- Required Documents
- Parental Responsibility
- Should I use up savings and/or Borrow to make things work?
- Need Blind Admission
- Additional Information
Financial aid awards are offered to students who have been accepted to Grades 6-12, and limited financial aid is offered to students accepted to grades K-5, whose families demonstrate financial need.
To assess the level of need, CSN uses a third party assessment service from SSS. The family's total income, assets, and special circumstances are taken into consideration.
Continued need must be demonstrated each year through a comprehensive financial aid application. It is the policy of the Financial Aid Committee to maintain individual awards consistently from year to year, always contingent upon documented need and availability of financial aid funds. Students and parents must maintain a positive and constructive relationship with CSN.
Awards for 2020-2021 will be made in the spring of 2020. All paperwork must be filed with SSS by March 5, 2021.
CSN encourages applicants to visit the SSS Family Resource Center before beginning a financial aid application.
In addition to your online application, Community School of Naples requires financial aid applicants upload all required documents to their SSS account.
Please plan accordingly to meet this deadline as we are unable to assess your application until it is complete.
Required Documents List
- 2019 Tax Return
- 2019 W-2s
- 2020 Tax Return (and all applicable schedules). Due April 9, 2021
- 2020 W-2s
- Supplementary Financial Aid Form SFAF
- Mark the appropriate financial aid box on the admissions application.
- Once accepted, submit your enrollment contract marked tuition Plan 3 to Community School of Naples.
- Apply online through SSS. The online financial aid application for the 2021-2022 school year is available in December.
- Upload all required documents to your SSS account.
SSS will make recommendations to CSN regarding the demonstrated need of a family. However, it is a responsibility of the Community School of Naples' Financial Aid Committee to determine the final award. Decisions are influenced by the availability of resources, the number of qualified applicants, and overall budgetary constraints. The demonstrated need of all qualified applicants typically exceeds available financial aid funds in any given year.
It is the parents' responsibility to complete the financial aid application and admissions processes by the given deadlines. The primary responsibility for financing a student's independent school education rests with the family. This noted, the Community School of Naples' financial aid program makes every effort to help as many eligible applicants as possible.
Circumstances Affecting Parental Contribution
Given limited resources, the following policies are designed to promote the most fair and consistent allocation of available financial aid. Community School of Naples adheres to these policies unless special circumstances arise.
CSN expects both parents to contribute to tuition. If a parent makes the decision not to work, an annual income may be imputed for a non-working parent if the youngest child in the family is of kindergarten age.
Divorced and Separated Parents
In the case of divorce or separation, both parents are required to file a financial aid application through SSS. All current tax returns and supporting documentation are required from both parents. CSN is not bound by any divorce agreement specifying a parent's responsibility for educational expenses. CSN will not subsidize a child's education if one of the parents is able, but unwilling, to contribute to their child's tuition.
Community School of Naples strongly discourages this approach. When a family submits a “full-pay” application, this communicates that the family will be capable of covering all educational costs for the upcoming year and the foreseeable future. Although some emergency funds are maintained for families who request aid subsequent to admission, those funds are strictly reserved for families who encounter dramatic, unforeseeable financial reversals. Financial aid is for families that have exhausted all other options.
Community School of Naples safeguards the confidentiality of all financial aid information supplied by applicants and does not publicly identify recipients of financial aid. Similarly, families are asked to safeguard the confidentiality of all financial aid information. Families are informed that publicizing an award in any way is inappropriate, a violation of school policy, and may jeopardize current and future awards.
For more information, please contact SSS at 800-344-8328 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM EST Monday thru Friday or via email at email@example.com. If you have any questions regarding our financial aid process, please contact Director of Financial Aid, Brian McWhirter, at (239) 597-7575 ext. 227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each family is obligated to the school for the full tuition amount as stated in the enrollment contract. The Tuition Refund Plan (TRP) provides financial relief to both the school and the family in the event of a withdrawal or dismissal.
All new families are required to enroll in TRP for their first year at CSN. After that, it is the family's choice whether or not to enroll in TRP.