Financial Aid

Cushing Academy prides itself on awarding over $6 million annually, to over 150 students with need-based financial aid grants, allowing the pursuit of a Cushing education.


Apply for Financial Aid

Our financial aid pool is very competitive, and we strongly recommend that families begin the application process as early as possible. We have developed the following guide to help you better understand Cushing's approach to Financial Aid:

Cushing's Financial Aid Guide


The financial aid application deadline is February 1.

The Clarity Financial Aid Application opens in October. While the application typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete, please complete it as soon as you can to ensure that you are able to submit all materials necessary before the  February 1 deadline. 


Financial aid is primarily allocated in conjunction with Admissions decisions, sent on March 10. Financial information is confidential, and these forms are required for a fair, reasonable determination of financial need.

Tuition loans and payment programs can make tuition more affordable. Tuition fees are provided upfront, with payments spread over a more extended period. The following provider has helped Cushing families manage their tuition payments in the past:



Once Accepted

If an application is accepted, families submit a nonrefundable deposit in the amount of 10% of the tuition (25% for domestic students living outside the United States; 30% for international students) and choose one of the following payment plans:

  • Payment in full by June 10.
  • Payment of 50% of the net tuition by June 10, with the remaining due by October 1. (Tuition insurance is required with this plan)
  • Blackbaud Tuition Management - elect to pay the entire year’s cost over ten months, with the first payment due on or before May 10.

Cushing provides additional information on these options with your enrollment agreement.


Cushing's Financial Aid Guide



Need Assistance?

Our Admissions Team is ready to help with your questions and provide any assistance during your application process. Get in touch: [email protected](978) 827-7300, or live online chat.



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