Admissions at AIM

Financial Aid

The AIM Academy Financial Aid Program is designed to make an AIM education possible for all families based upon demonstrated financial need and the availability of funds. AIM Academy is proud to use the Clarity Application to determine a family’s level of financial need based upon the information that families share in the application which includes assets, income, expenses, and debts.

AIM Academy allocates approximately 10% of our tuition budget towards financial aid. Students in grades 1-12 are eligible to apply for these funds. Approximately 22% of our students receive tuition assistance with grants for first-time applicants ranging from $5,000-$21,600.

Financial Aid grants are awarded annually. A student must be accepted for admission and enrolled before being considered for a financial aid grant. Financial aid decisions are determined by a financial aid committee based upon demonstrated need. Families are encouraged to explore outside sources of funding, including the Children's Scholarship Fund of Philadelphia and The Charles E. Ellis Trust for Girls.

Webinar for Families
A family information session to learn more about the Clarity application occurred in September. The Webinar Recording can be found here: September 18th Recording. Password: M3Msw$&J

How to Apply for Aid

To get started, please go to the Clarity Application and create an account. The application typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete. The Clarity Application is also mobile-friendly so you can complete it from anywhere. You are also able to save your progress and return at any time. At the end of the application, there is a $60 fee to submit, and you can share your application with additional schools that accept the Clarity Application for no additional charge. Simply use the dropdown menu in the application to select those schools. 

Please remember to return to your dashboard after you complete and submit your Clarity Application to make sure you have submitted all the required information. 

The deadline for completing the financial aid application for the first round of allocation is February 1st. Applications will continue to be accepted after the deadline has passed. Decisions are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you need support during the process of completing your application, there is in-app support available through the “Help” button in the bottom left of the screen, as well as email and phone support at support@clarityapp.com or 206-210-3752, in both English and Spanish. The application itself is also fully translated into Spanish. 

For questions regarding Financial Aid at AIM Academy, please contact: Lindsey Boden, Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid at 215-948-9518.

CLARITY FAQ

RESOURCES

Lindsey M. Boden P '24
Director of Enrollment Management & Financial Aid
Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ed.M.
Trinity College, B.S.
lboden@aimpa.org
215-948-9518