University Cooperative School

5601 University Way NE

Seattle, WA 98105

Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance

University Cooperative School values socioeconomic diversity. Since the school’s beginnings, tuition assistance has been offered to try to offset the cost between a family’s resources and the cost of tuition. A limited amount of tuition assistance is available to new families. The school makes every effort to meet financial needs.

Tuition assistance at University Cooperative School is awarded based on a family’s demonstrated financial need and the school’s available resources. University Cooperative School understands that the primary responsibility for financing a student’s independent school education lies with his or her family. All families at University Cooperative School contribute financially to their child’s education in a meaningful way.

Steps to Apply for Tuition Assistance

Tuition assistance applications are administrated through University Cooperative School and Clarity. To apply, please follow these steps. In order to be considered, you must apply by February 2, 2024.

  1. Create a Clarity account and apply for tuition assistance — Click here for Clarity instructions in English or Spanish:  Clarity Family Application Guide  or   Guía de Aplicación de Clarity Para Las Familias
  2. Within Clarity, sign and submit a Form 4506c to supply required tax return documents (IRS 1040)
  3. Upload a copy of W2’s, all 1099 Misc. statements, and all other income statements (for all parents / guardians) to your Clarity Dashboard.

Clarity will provide you and the school with a calculation of what your family can contribute toward tuition. The Clarity calculation does not guarantee that you will receive a certain amount from our school. Rather, University Cooperative School will use the calculated amount for each family in conjunction with available tuition assistance funds to make financial aid determinations.

If parent/guardians are separated or divorced, both households must submit a Tuition Assistance application in Clarity along with the above items. All applications are kept confidential.

If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Curtis at