Investing in a Chandler Education

Financial Aid at Chandler School

Financial Aid supports Chandler’s Mission of providing each student with the highest quality and most academically challenging education in a nurturing, balanced and diverse environment. 

Chandler School is committed to enrolling and retaining exceptional students throughout the Pasadena and Los Angeles area. We seek students from all backgrounds who will thrive in our community built on being Caring, Challenging and Committed. 

We understand that a Chandler education is a significant investment in your child’s future and we are happy to share the following information as we partner with you. 

October 1, 2023
Financial Aid application opens in FAST
October - December 2023
All families encouraged to complete the Financial Aid application
January 5, 2024
Financial Aid application deadline for all new and returning families

October 27, 2023
Admissions - Sibling application deadline
December 8, 2023
Admissions - Kindergarten application deadline
January 5, 2024
Admissions - Grades 1-8 application deadline

Chandler School Financial Aid Facts

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Who can apply for financial aid?

    All families can apply for financial aid. It may be granted on the basis of demonstrated financial need and makes up the difference between the cost of a Chandler education and the expected family contribution.
  • How much is the average financial aid package at Chandler?

    All financial aid is need-based and personalized for each family's financial situation. This past year, our average award package was $18,000.  Recent financial aid packages at Chandler have ranged from 20% to 90% of the total cost of tuition and fees.
  • What do financial aid packages cover?

    Financial Aid packages at Chandler cover a percentage of the total tuition due. This same percentage will be applied to other school fees to help support the overall cost of your student’s education, including Outdoor Education and the Middle School 1:1 Laptop Program. Families do not need to request additional support, as this financial aid benefit will be applied directly to your account. 

    This percentage also applies to Chandler Extended Care (CEC), Summer@Chandler, and Winter/Spring Camps. A discount code will be provided to applicable families. 
  • Are Admissions and financial aid decisions interconnected?

    No. Chandler’s Financial Aid Committee reviews financial aid submitted applications only after a decision has been made to admit a student. Admissions decisions are determined by the Enrollment Management Office and financial aid applications are submitted and viewed separately by the Business Office. 
  • Who needs to fill out the Financial Aid application? How are packages determined?

    The financially responsible parties that signed the Enrollment Contract must complete an application through FAST (Financial Aid for School Tuition). FAST is a third-party application tool that utilizes calculations from your family’s household income and expenses in order to determine eligibility and overall need. Those directly involved in the decision making and administration of financial aid packages maintain strict confidentiality around information provided by families. 
  • Do families need to apply for financial aid every year?

    Yes. Financial aid packages are given for one school year and are not guaranteed for subsequent years. Current families receiving financial aid must reapply each year by filing a complete FAST application. 
  • When is the financial aid application deadline?

    To be considered for financial aid, all financial aid applications and supporting documents must be submitted on or before the stated deadline, which is January 5, 2024, for the 2024-2025 school year.
  • When are financial aid decisions communicated?

    Admitted families will receive their financial aid package on the same date as their acceptance to Chandler School. For the 2024-25 school year, admission and financial aid decisions will be communicated on March 8, 2024. 
  • Who can I contact with additional questions?

    If you have any questions, please contact Chandler School’s Business Office at (626) 795-0591.
Families interested in applying for aid must apply online via the FAST website, available on October 1, 2023. Only one application needs to be completed even if you have several children applying to Chandler.  

All applications must be submitted by January 5, 2024, to be considered for financial aid for the 2024-2025 school year. 

Chandler School understands that 2023 taxes are not due to the IRS until April 15. Therefore, families are required to use their completed 2022 tax returns. Two years (2022 and 2021) of tax returns are required for new families.