CIH Academy is committed to bringing together the best student/athletes to its campus. Our goal is to have successful Canadian applicants attend the Academy even when a family’s financial circumstances would make it difficult.
How do you apply?
Upon being accepted to the Academy, families wishing to apply for financial aid must submit the Financial Aid for Canadian Students (FACS) application form available via the Apple Financial Services website. The integrity of the information that families provide is of utmost importance in assessing each application. A non-refundable $75 fee must accompany the application.
How is family need calculated?
FACS makes recommendations to CIH Academy based on the information provided by you in the Parents’ Financial Statement. FACS’s computation is based on a process of analysis developed by a standing committee of experienced financial aid officers. The FACS estimated parental contribution, determined in the report, is only a recommendation. The Academy’s Financial Aid Review Committee makes all decisions about the actual amounts of aid offered. The Financial Aid Review Committee does its best to distribute aid as broadly as possible. Schools assume that parents, to the extent that they are able, will bear the primary responsibility for financing their children’s education.
What happens if the parents are divorced or separated?
The Academy may require both parents to submit financial statements depending on the circumstances. Again confidentiality is assured by all parties.
When does a family know if it will receive financial aid?
The Financial Aid Review Committee meets on a regular basis to review FACS recommendations. Families will be notified of their financial aid in the shortest delay possible. The Academy holds this information in strictest confidence and families are asked to do the same.
How much can we expect to receive?
There is no simple answer to this question. Each application is unique and each year the funds available and the number of applicants vary. It is important for applicants to recognize that the financial aid program is meant to supplement, not to replace, the family’s financial commitment.