Financial Aid

We invest in the power of young women and believe that an NCS education should be available to students with ability and promise, regardless of their financial circumstances.
Education is enhanced by diversity, and one of our strategic goals is to create an increasingly inclusive school. NCS has provided over $4.7 million in financial aid for the 2023-2024 school year to 22% of the student body. Amounts range from 5% to 98%, and the average award was $35,807; 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 a financial assessment company called Clarity in determining eligibility for financial assistance. Applicants for financial aid need to create an account with Clarity.

For more information about the process, please review Clarity's Quick Reference Guide.

For questions about financial aid at NCS, contact

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