Tuition & Fees

Tuition at The Charles Finney School ranges from $2,370 for pre-K to $8,382 for high school.

Tuition Schedule for the 2018-2019 school year:

 Grade

 Oldest Child

 Second Child

 Third Child

 Fourth Child

 High School (9-12)

$8,382

$6,721

$5,027

$3,795

 Middle School (6-8)

$6,347

$4,961

$3,740

$2,761

 Elementary (K-5)

$5,489

$4,147

$3,157

$2,750

 Pre-K (5 Full Days)

$5,489

$4,147

$3,157

$2,750

 Pre-K (5 Half Days)  $3,400   $3,400   $3,400   $3,400
 Pre-K (3 Half Days-Tues.,Wed.,Thur.)  $2,370  $2,370   $2,370  $2,370

 

Pre-K students must be 4 years old by December 1, to be eligible for the Pre-K program. Monthly payment plans are available. Fees may be applied to monthly plans.

Application Fee

Prospective students applying to Finney are required to pay a $40 non-refundable application fee when they submit an application for admission. This fee will be deducted from the total registration fee when the student is accepted and enrolls.

Registration Fee

Current students who are re-enrolling for the next school year must pay a registration fee each year with their re-enrollment forms to confirm enrollment. New students must also pay registration fees with their enrollment forms. Parents will receive access to the school's online enrollment packet by email with notification of acceptance to the school. All registration fees are non-refundable.

Registration Fee Amounts:

  • On or before March 27, 2019 = $120 per student
  • After March 27, 2019 = $220 per student

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial aid and scholarships are available to Pre-K (5 full day only) through 12th grade students.

Financial Aid and Need-based Scholarships

Limited financial aid and need-based Finney scholarships are available each year. The application for aid is separate from the school application and enrollment process; interested families will need to apply for aid each year they are enrolled. Finney uses the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment program to manage the application and award process, but all decisions regarding financial aid and need-based scholarship awards will be made by The Charles Finney School.

Financial Aid Process
  1. Complete the secure online FACTS application (one application per family, regardless of the number of students in the family)
  2. Pay the $30 financial aid application fee
  3. FACTS will process the application, which may take up to two weeks
  4. The Charles Finney School will review the application and make a decision regarding awarding aid and need-based scholarships
  5. Any awarded aid will be posted to the FACTS system
  6. You will be notified via email by FACTS when a decision is made

Apply for financial aid

Important Notes
  • There are academic and behavioral standards that must be maintained by all financial aid and scholarship recipients. Please consult the Parent Student Handbook for further details.
  • Please plan to have your application completed and submitted to meet any deadlines.
  • Returning Finney families should complete an online FACTS application, including the submission of all required tax and financial documents, by the first Wednesday of April at midnight. This will allow The Charles Finney School to consider a returning Finney family for financial aid and/or any need-based scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Families of new applicants should complete the online FACTS application, including the submission of all required tax and financial documents, as soon as possible during the admissions/enrollment process. An applicant must first be accepted for enrollment by the school to receive a financial aid or scholarship award.
  • When applying you will need last year’s W2s and federal income tax forms. If you do not file taxes, please contact the Admissions Office prior to applying for financial aid.
  • FACTS has a 24-hour toll free hotline for help with the application at 1-866-441-4637 (Spanish language reps available).

Freshman Entrance Exam Scholarships

Finney offers three Freshman Entrance Exam scholarships for ninth grade students each year. They are awarded to the top three scoring students and are based on the combined results of all current and new students. They are distributed on a first, second, and third place ranking

  • First Place - $2,500/year
  • Second Place - $1,250/year
  • Third Place - $1,250/year
Important Notes
  • The entrance exam is required for all incoming freshman regardless of whether or not they are currently enrolled in The Charles Finney School.
  • The exam is free.
  • The exam is offered in annually in April for both new and returning students. Contact the Admissions office for the specific date.
  • Students who take the exam after the annual April date (late applications, etc.) will not be eligible for the scholarship.
  • The Entrance Exam Scholarships are good for all four years of high school, provided the student maintains a 2.5 GPA and continues to meet behavioral requirements.
  • Potential new students need to have completed their application for admissions, including payment of the $40 application fee, to take the exam.
  • More information about the exam is available at http://www.ststesting.com/hspt/.

Community Scholarship Opportunities

Rodney B. Janes Award for Private and Parochial High School Students

Deadline: April 15th

Organization to contact: Rochester Area Community Foundation