Flexible Tuition Announcement

Archer is partnering with Clarity as our Flexible Tuition application system. Our goal is to make the application process as streamlined and user-friendly as possible.

Click the link below to view a recording of Clarity's Family Information Webinar. 
Clarity Family Informational Webinar: Tuesday, September 27 | 6:30 pm
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Please save the date for the Archer/Clarity Family Informational Webinar on Tuesday, October 25 at 6:30 pm.
Admissions

Affording Archer

Our Commitment to Access

Archer is committed to ensuring socioeconomic diversity in the student body and recognizes that tuition and fees are a large financial commitment for families. For many, it’s a significant barrier for entry. While it is the School's philosophy that the family bears the primary responsibility for supporting the education of their daughter, we have a Flexible Tuition Program in which interested families can apply for a “flexed” tuition based on their financial picture.

Tuition & Fees (2022-2023)

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  • $50,475

    Tuition & Fees
    (includes transportation and the 1-to-1 laptop program)
  • $3,500

    New Student Fee
    (one-time only)
  • Other Estimated Costs

    School Uniforms: $150-$450
    Fitness & Wellness Uniform: $80
    Textbooks: $300-$600
    Field Trips/Activities: $100-$300

Making Archer Possible: Flexible Tuition

For the 2022-2023 school year, Archer awarded more than $4 million in Flexible Tuition. Nearly 20% of the Archer student body received a Flexible Tuition grant. 
 
The Program entails an annual assessment of the family’s ability to pay independent school tuition, determines if a family is eligible, and then reduces the tuition and fees required to enroll based on the amount a family can pay.

Archer considers the following factors to determine a family's financial strength and, therefore, a Flexible Tuition grant.

Income & Assets

Income may include but is not limited to: taxable wages, self-employment income, taxable dividend and/or interest income, alimony received, rent, royalties, proceeds from estates or trusts, unemployment compensation, capital gains, taxable retirement distributions, profits from a business, child support received, and Social Security benefits. 
 
Assets include but are not limited to: real estate, vehicles, bank accounts, investments and any other tangible or intangible assets.

Expenses & Debt

Typical expenses include but are not limited to: rent, mortgage payments,: educational expenses, medical/dental expenses, vehicle expenses, food and clothing expenses, meals and entertainment expenses, child support and/or alimony and child care.
 
Typical debt expenses include but are not limited to: student loans, credit card payments, personal loans, business loans and home equity loans.

Non-Working Parent

If all children in a family are over the age of six, it is expected that both parents will be employed. If one parent chooses not to work, we input a full-time income at minimum wage ($16.04/hour or $33,363 annually) to that parent for the purposes of calculating Flexible Tuition.

Filing Status

If all children in a family are over the age of six, it is expected that both parents will be employed. If one parent chooses not to work, we input a full-time income at minimum wage ($16.04/hour or $33,363 annually) to that parent for the purposes of calculating Flexible Tuition.


Important Dates

The deadline to apply is December 12, 2022, for current Archer and applicant families.

For more detailed information or any questions, please contact Jessica McCullagh at jmccullagh@archer.org.

Steps to Apply

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  • 1. Clarity Application

    This school year Archer is partnering with Clarity as our Flexible Tuition application system. Our goal is to make the application process as streamlined and user-friendly as possible. It is mobile-responsive, so you can complete your application on your phone or tablet. 

    Clarity Online Application

    All families interested in receiving a Flexible Tuition grant must complete a Clarity online application. The application must be completed by the application deadline of December 12, 2022.

    If you apply by December 12, 2022, your 2021 Form W2 Wage and Tax Statement and Form 1040 Federal Tax Return will be automatically transferred from the IRS to your Clarity application portal. Therefore, you will no longer need to upload these documents manually.

    Refer to the Clarity Family Information Guide for instructions on how to navigate the online application.

    If you need support during the process of completing your application, there is in-app support available as well as email support at support@claritytuition.com in both English and Spanish. The application itself is also fully translated into Spanish.
  • 2. Archer Monthly Budget Worksheet

    In addition to completing the Clarity online application, all families must complete an Archer Monthly Budget Worksheet by December 12, 2022.

    Download the Archer Monthly Budget Worksheet
  • 3. Federal and State Income Tax Returns

    In addition to completing the Clarity online application, all families must submit 2021 federal and state income tax returns, W-2s, 1099s, and all schedules including K-1 to Clarity by December 12, 2022.

    If you apply before December 12, 2022, your 2021 Form W2 Wage and Tax Statement and Form 1040 Federal Tax Return will be automatically transferred from the IRS to your Clarity application portal. Therefore, you will no longer need to upload these documents manually. All families must complete this step even if families previously submitted 2021 taxes to Archer.

    All families must submit 2022 federal and state income tax returns, W-2s, 1099s, and all schedules including K-1s to FAST when available but no later than April 18, 2023.
  • 4. IRS Form 4506-C

    Using the information families have submitted in the Clarity online application, the system will pre-fill IRS Form 4506-C. This form authorizes the IRS to automatically transfer 2021 W2s and 1040s to the Clarity application.
The Archer School for Girls admits students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status in its hiring or in the administration of its educational policies and programs, admissions policies, financial aid programs or other school-administered programs. 

The Archer School for Girls’ mission is to educate students in an environment specifically designed for girls. As such, the school will consider any candidate for admission who identifies as a girl. Once admitted to Archer, all students in good academic standing who abide by Archer’s code of conduct and who meet requirements for graduation will be eligible to receive an Archer diploma, regardless of any change in sexual identity or other legally protected status.