Tuition and Financial Aid

Each year Christ School invests in its students by allotting a portion of its budget to financial aid. In doing so, the School enrolls a population of students representative of the diverse world in which we live. The primary objective of Christ School’s financial aid program is to attract and enroll families and students who might otherwise not consider Christ School due to financial reasons.

Funding a Christ School education can be more manageable than what it first appears. To discuss your situation or for more information, please contact:

Palmer Straughn
Director of Admission and Financial Aid
500 Christ School Road
Arden, NC 28704
(800) 422-3212

Christ School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

2016-2017 Christ School Need-Based Financial Aid

Average Financial Aid Award — $15,500

2017-18 Tuition

7-Day Boarding Students

Tuition, Room & Board $52,245

Day Students

Tuition $27,745

Other Expenses

Books $400-$500
Weekly allowance $20-$30.
Fees for books and allowances are estimates.

Learning Resource Program

$1,750 per semester


A deposit of $2,500 for boarding students and $1,500 for day students is payable upon receipt of the Tuition Contract in order to reserve a place and is applied toward the tuition balance. This deposit is refundable prior to April 10, 2018.

Financial Aid

Merit-Based Assistance

Christ School offers a limited number of generous scholarships through its Headmaster’s Scholarship Program. The Headmaster’s Scholarship, based solely on merit, can cover up to one quarter or one half of the annual fees. Therefore, candidates who are interested in the Headmaster’s Scholarship Program must meet certain criteria in order to be considered. Academic achievement, athletics, extracurricular participation, and community service are all examples of ways in which one exemplifies the qualities required for consideration. Ultimately, this program ensures that we will continue to enroll exceptional young men, each of whom will enrich the Christ School community.

Need-Based Assistance

Families who wish to be considered for Christ School-sponsored, need-based assistance should go online and submit a Parents’ Financial Statement, which is administered by the School and Student Service for Financial Aid. You can begin an online application by logging into

Your financial aid applications should accompany your application for admission. Before a student can be considered for or awarded financial aid, he must first apply for and then be offered admission to Christ School. The decision to offer admission to a boy is mutually exclusive from the issue of consideration for financial assistance; one has no bearing on the other. Because financial aid resources are limited, we encourage you to apply for admission and aid as soon as possible. Our aid is distributed on a first come first served basis.

If a family demonstrates need, as determined by the Parents Financial Statement, Christ School then offers – as funds allow – a need-based grant. This grant, typically only a portion of demonstrated need, need not be repaid and is generally renewable from year-to-year. Subsequent years’ awards are dependent upon a family demonstrating need annually, based upon the recipient making satisfactory academic progress (as defined in the Student Handbook), and is dependent upon the recipient maintaining good citizenship as a member of the school community.

In addition to a completed and processed Parents Financial Statement, each family is required to verify income by providing the appropriate year’s federal tax return, including all schedules from the past two years. All information is held in strict confidence.

Monthly Payment Plan

To assist with monthly cash flow, Christ School offers a 10-month payment plan. Payments begin July 1, with nine subsequent payments due the 1st of each month thereafter.

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