Affording Newark Academy

How To Apply for Financial Aid

All families applying for Financial Aid to Newark Academy must apply through Clarity.  

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. As Clarity is operated by a third party, Newark Academy is not able to provide fee waivers.

The Clarity Financial Aid Application must be completed online by December 12, 2023 for current families and January 12, 2024 for prospective families.

Once Clarity receives your application, it will request supporting documentation. Supporting financial documentation requested through Clarity includes current year W2, Form 1040 and a pay stub. If you do not receive a pay stub, please email us at so that we can waive that requirement. Additional documents such as a K-1, Form 1065, Form 1120S, P&L Statement, will be requested and required if or when appropriate.

All completed applications submitted to Clarity are reviewed by Newark Academy’s Financial Aid Committee. Decisions are communicated to families in the spring of each year for the coming school year.

If you need technical support during the process of completing your application, there is in-app support available as well as email support at in both English and Spanish. The application itself is also fully translated into Spanish.

Step by Step Clarity Instructions (English): Clarity Family Application Guide 
Step by Step Clarity Instructions (Spanish): Guía de Aplicación Para Las Familias 

Clarity recorded two webinars for any and all parents who want to learn more about the Clarity Application:

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For more information on the financial aid process, please contact us.
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