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Financial Aid Overview

Thank you for your interest in Cannon School's financial aid program. As outlined in the Financial Aid Purpose Statement and Priorities, Cannon School strives to make an independent school education available to families of various financial means.

Financial aid grants at Cannon are strictly need-based and are determined using the School and Student Services (SSS) application process. For helpful hints please refer to:
Cannon School adheres to the School and Student Services "Guiding Principles for Families" which recognizes that families bear the primary responsibility for financing their children’s education.

Please contact Director of Admission and Financial Aid  Bill Diskin with any questions about Cannon's Financial Aid process.

Affording a Cannon School Tuition

One of the many factors a family must evaluate when considering independent school for their child is the cost.  A monthly evaluation of your income and expenses can be helpful in determining the affordability of independent school. SSS provides these helpful resources:

Financial Aid Application Procedures

Cannon School utilizes School and Student Services (SSS) to process all financial aid applications. This application and the required supporting documents assist Cannon School's Financial Aid Committee in determining a financial aid grant amount.

Follow the steps below to apply for financial aid.
Click on each step for detailed instructions and helpful links.

List of 4 items.

  • Step 1: Submit Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) +

    Complete and submit the SSS Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) online at SSS's Family Portal by February 15. Use SSS's Parents' Financial Statement Workbook and Instruction Booklet to help you complete your PFS.

    • Cannon School's ID Number is 1981
    • The Application Fee is $51
  • Step 2: Upload tax documentation +

    Upload copies of the following items after submitting your Parents' Financial Statement:

    • Prior year's federal tax return (1040) - Note: this applies only to new financial aid applicants
    • Current year's federal tax return (1040)
    • Current year's W2's
    • 1099
    (Please upload copies of your tax documents directly to the SSS website. This is the preferred collection method.)
  • Step 3: Provide documents to Cannon School +

    Please mail or deliver copies of the items in the following list (as appropriate) to Cannon School’s Admission Office at the address below:

    • Divorce or separation decree that indicates any financial responsibility related to cost of education by either partner
    • Custody arrangement
    • Disability documentation
    • Unemployment or severance agreements
    Cannon School
    Director of Financial Aid
    5801 Poplar Tent Road
    Concord, NC 28027
  • Step 4: Financial aid grant decisions +

    Financial aid grants will not be finalized until all appropriate forms mentioned above have been received. Parents are notified of grant decisions by electronic letter. No financial aid grant will be offered until the student’s enrollment application is processed and the student is offered enrollment at Cannon School. While first consideration will be given to applications received by February 15, applications received after February 15 will be reviewed on a rolling basis depending on availability of funds.

Cannon School is generally able to offer grants as shown in the examples below:

Financial Aid Profiler

To find out if you might be eligible for financial aid, select your gross income range from the dropdown below. The number of students receiving financial aid, the grant range, and the average grant amount will then be displayed. The data presented is based on grants offered to students for 2018-2019.

Select Your Gross Income Range:

Commitment to Inclusion

Cannon School welcomes qualified students without regard to gender, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

Cannon School

Phone: 704-786-8171 | Fax: 704-788-7779