Financial Aid

Chandler School strives to offer qualified student-applicants access to an independent school education. Financial aid supports Chandler’s Mission of valuing racial, religious, cultural and economic differences and of serving the greater community in recognition that as much is given to us much is expected from us. We seek students from diverse backgrounds who will succeed in the highest quality and most academically challenging program. We expect all students admitted to Chandler to participate with their family in the school community.

The primary responsibility for financing education rests with the family. Families are encouraged to apply for financial aid only after they have used as much of their own resources as possible. Financial aid will make up the difference between the cost of a Chandler education and the expected family contribution.

Chandler’s financial aid committee looks at financial aid applications only after a decision has been made to admit a student to the school. Chandler operates a need-blind admission policy.  However, applicants who have qualified for admission may not qualify for financial aid.

Aid is granted on the basis of family financial need. The Board of Trustees sets the financial aid budget annually. Financial aid is offered on an annual basis. Families must apply every year. Need is assessed following an analysis of confidential information the family submits to Chandler’s director of finance through FAST (Financial Aid for School Tuition) system.

It is Chandler’s policy that no student shall receive 100% financial aid.  Each family is expected to make an appropriate contribution based on financial ability.

List of 3 items.

  • Step 1: Before February 7, 2022, you must complete the online application.

    The application will take approximately 45 minutes if your financial information is gathered before you start. The application may be completed in multiple sessions if necessary. There is a $48 fee to submit the completed online application.
  • Step 2: Before February 18, 2022, UPLOAD the following documents to FAST:

    • 2021 federal tax returns with ALL accompanying schedules
    • 2021 state tax returns with ALL accompanying schedules
    • 2021 W-2s and 1099s
    • If you have your own business, please submit your 2021 business tax return

    Please refer to the items below for items to submit:
    • Schedule A (Itemized deductions)
    • Schedule B (Interest and ordinary dividends) 
    • Schedule C or C-EZ - Form 1040  (Profit or Loss from business) 
    • Schedule D (Capital gains and losses)
    • Schedule E (1040) Rental Property
    • Form 4562 (Depreciation and Amortization) 
    • Trust- Schedule K-1
    • If you have an LLC, S Corporation or Partnership
      • Schedule E (1040)
      • Form 1120S
      • Schedule K-1
    Families new to Financial Aid also must send their 2020 federal and state tax returns with all accompanying schedules.
  • Step 3: Financial Aid decisions are mailed on March 11, 2022

    Financial Aid decisions will be communicated to new applicants applying to Chandler School at the same time as admissions decisions are communicated, March 11, 2022. Financial Aid decisions for current Chandler families applying for financial aid will be communicated the week of March 14, 2022.

    For questions, please contact the Business Office at (626) 795-9314 ext. 116.
Families interested in applying for aid must apply online via the FAST website, available after November 1, 2021. Only one application needs to be completed even if you have several children applying to Chandler.  In instances where students have multiple households, each household will need to complete an application. 

All applications must be submitted by February 7, 2022 to be considered for financial aid for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Chandler School understands that taxes are not due to the IRS until April 15, however, families are asked to plan and prepare tax and financial information early (by February 18, 2022) to enable the timely process of your application.