Financial Aid, Cancellations & Refunds

Financial Aid Policies

The Northwest School awards financial aid based on the demonstrated need of the family.  

Because funding is limited, and we wish to provide aid to as many campers as possible, awards will be limited to one session of camp. Please note that aid is only available for Full or Half Day registrations (not boarding).


Campers and families can qualify for financial aid in a number of ways:

  • Eligible for free or reduced lunch
  • Qualify for SNAP or WIC benefits
  • Qualify for Medicaid or CHIP
  • Child in Foster Care
  • Other state or federal assistance benefits

How to Apply

To be considered for aid, please download and submit the following application:

2021 Financial Aid Application

You can fill it out and email it to us, or print and mail the paper application.

All applications for aid are due to the summer camp office by May 1, 2021. Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a rolling basis as long as funds are available. If more applications are received than we have funds available, awards will be made via lottery. We will notify applicants of their awards by May 15.

If you are a current or incoming NWS family who will be receiving aid for the next academic year, you DO need to complete this application. For applications made by May 1, awards will match the percentage you receive for the academic year. Requests received after May 1 will be considered based on available funds.

Financial aid applicants may register for camp to hold their spot, and choose "Apply for Financial Aid" on the payment page. Spots will be held until awards are made. 

Cancellations and Refunds

All cancellations must be submitted in writing to the Summer Camp Director.

  • Registration deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Cancellations made:
    • Before June 1: Full refund, less the deposit
    • After June 1, but more than 2 weeks prior to camp: 50% refund
    • Less than 2 weeks prior to camp: No Refund

Cancellations due to COVID-19 may be subject to an exception to the cancellation policy. That determination will be made on a case by case basis.

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