Financial Aid at CCS

Overview

  • CCW: We accept Child Care Works (CCW, also known as CCIS or ELRC), Pennsylvania state subsidies for low-income working families.
  • PHLpreK: As of fall 2022, we will be a PHLpreK provider! More info on our PHLpreK page.
  • Financial Aid: We provide direct financial aid, with awards typically ranging from about 10–40% of tuition. Applications are closed for 2022-23. More information below.
  • Pre-K Counts: CCS is not able to offer PreK Counts in 2022-23; we are hopeful about being able to offer this program in 2023-24.

Please read carefully before applying. Contact Jarrod with any questions.

For reference, here are the federal poverty guidelines for 2022.

If you’re already enrolled in CCW (Child Care Works, also known as CCIS or ELRC), good news! We will have new CCW seats available starting in September, especially for toddlers. Email Jarrod for more information.

Once you’ve filled out an application for enrollment, the next step is to complete a financial aid application, at the bottom of this page, due by April 8. We will waive your financial aid application fee; when it asks you to pay at the end, simply contact Jarrod. We will let you know by the end of April if we can offer you a financial award. NOTE: Applications for financial aid are closed for 2022-23.

If you qualify for CCW, we will help you apply for that subsidy in the summer.

If you’ve already filled out an application for enrollment, the next step is to fill out our financial aid application, at the bottom of this page, due by April 8. We will waive your financial aid application fee; when it asks you to pay at the end, simply contact Jarrod. We will let you know by the end of April if we can offer you a financial award. NOTE: Applications for 2022-23 are closed.

It is rare for families with income above 300% of the federal poverty line to be granted financial aid at CCS, but it happens sometimes. If you’ve already filled out an application for enrollment, the next step is to fill out our financial aid application, at the bottom of this page, due by April 8. We will let you know by the end of April if we can offer you a financial award. NOTE: Applications for 2022-23 are closed.

How to apply for Financial Aid

There are two required forms—a short questionnaire about your child and family, and a longer application in TADS with financial questions. Complete both by clicking the buttons below.

For the TADS application, even if you have applied for financial aid before, you may have to make a new account this year. It will ask you for our school’s “partner code,” which is 200578.

Before filling out the TADS application, we encourage you to start by filling out the “worksheet,” which will help you gather the necessary documents and information. The TADS application is a bit of a process—plan to devote some time to it. You can always pause and come back to it.

Applications are due no later than April 8, 2022. Decisions will be made by the end of April. We urge you to fill out the application as early as possible—it is not uncommon for TADS to require more documentation than a family initially expected.

We will contact each family by email with a tuition offer. Families have 48 hours to accept or decline the offer.

If you have questions about this process, contact Jarrod.

Financial Aid Questionnaire
Financial Aid Application