Tuition and Financial Aid
Since our founding, we have been dedicated to increasing access and welcoming as many qualified students as possible. Our need-based financial aid program empowers us to attract strong applicants from a wide range of backgrounds and to compose a well-rounded and talented student body. To that end, we are committed to partnering with families to meet the cost of a Commonwealth education.
Financial Aid Grants and More
Financial Aid Timeline for New Families
Parents’ Financial Statement opens for 2023–2024
Deadline to submit the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS)
Deadline to upload completed 2021 federal tax return (1040) with all schedules, W-2s, and 1099s to SSS
Deadline to upload copies of all 2022 W-2s and 1099s to SSS
Deadline to upload completed 2022 federal tax return (1040) to SSS
Commonwealth informs families of financial aid decisions along with admission decisions
Access and Affordability
- $25,000–$40,000+ annually typically goes toward Chatfield Cultural Scholarships so students can participate in travel and exchanges, as well as travel-related independent projects.
- $25,000–$40,000 annually goes to professional tutoring for students.
- $10,000 in additional annual technology grants are made available to eligible families and can be applied to purchasing a MacBook Pro laptop, printer, and software at a reduced cost.
- Discounted standardized testing and public transportation passes are also available to students with financial aid grants.
Financial Aid FAQs
Questions about the financial aid process? We invite you to review our FAQs. We are always happy to answer your individualized questions as well; please do not hesitate to reach out!
Managing Other Costs
Commonwealth is dedicated to ensuring that every opportunity is available to every student. Here you'll find more information about the range of costs associated with our program and what families with financial aid grants might expect to pay.