Financial Aid/Scholarships

Financial Aid / Need-Based Scholarships

The Charles Finney School uses the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment program to award financial aid and scholarships to Finney families and applicants.  Financial aid and need-based Finney scholarships are limited in terms of quantity and availability.  All decisions regarding financial aid and need-based scholarship awards are made by The Charles Finney School not by FACTs.  Families of new applicants and returning students will be notified regarding financial aid and/or scholarship awards by email through FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment program once your application is submitted, has been verified by FACTS, and has been reviewed by The Charles Finney School. 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.  FACTS may take at least two weeks to process a family's financial aid application and it may take Finney additional time to make a decision regarding financial aid or scholarships.  Please plan to have your application complete to meet any deadlines.

Returning Finney families:  Please completed an online FACTS application including the submission of all required tax and financial documents by Wednesday, April 4, 2018 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 2018-2019 school year.

Families of new applicants: Please completed the online FACTS application including the submission of all required tax and financial documents during the admissions/enrollment process.  An applicant must be accepted by the school to receive a financial aid or scholarship award.

How to apply:

To apply for financial aid or need-based scholarships, please complete the secure online FACTS application. If you file taxes, your application will require your 2016 W-2s and 2016 Federal Income Tax Information.  If you do not plan to file income taxes for 2017, please contact the Admissions Office to supply the appropriate financial documentation. The cost to submit a financial aid application is $30 per family. Starting in January of 2018, The Charles Finney School will only consider applications submitted through FACTS for the 2018-2019 school year. Click on the FACTS logo below to get started. FACTS has a 24-hour toll free hotline: 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.  The exam will be offered on April 14, 2018 to current Finney students as well as new, incoming students (the exam is required of ALL incoming new freshman students). The scholarships are awarded to the top three scoring students and are based on the combined results of all current and new students. Scholarships are good for all four years, provided the student maintains a 2.5 GPA. They are distributed on a first, second, and third place ranking (First Place- $2,500  Second Place-$1,250  Third Place-$1,250). Potential students should contact the Admissions Department to register at 585-387-3770 or The exam is free with an completed application and application fee of $40 (free for current students).  If you have not applied to the school, please contact the Admissions Office.  Entrance Exam scholarships are applied for all four years of high school.  Students must maintain academic and behavioral requirements for all four school years.  To learn more about the exam, click here.

Community Scholarship Opportunities


Rodney B. Janes Award for Private and Parochial High School Students
Deadline: April 15th
Organization to contact: Rochester Area Community Foundation