Applying for Financial Aid

Durham Academy has more than $4.7 million of need-based financial aid available. The school determines a family's ability to pay tuition with the help of an independent third party, Clarity. The results of the Clarity formula are considered by DA's Financial Aid Committee, which then determines whether aid is to be granted and how much aid to grant. 

Financial aid need is calculated by Clarity without regard to race, gender, ability, ethnicity or religion. All inquiries and applications for financial aid are held in the strictest confidence. If you have any questions about DA's financial aid program, please contact the Office of Enrollment Management via email or at 919-493-5787

How Does the Financial Aid Process Work?

Durham Academy provides financial aid on the basis of demonstrated family financial need. We use an independent third party, Clarity, to determine an applicant family’s ability to afford tuition. 

Most families are able to complete the Clarity application in less than 30 minutes. The application is also mobile-friendly and does not need to be completed in a single sitting; you can always save your progress and return later.

Durham Academy is not always able to meet the demonstrated need of all families who apply.

To apply, follow these steps:

Need help with the application process?

  • After you begin the application process, in-app support is available through the “Help” button in the bottom left of the screen.
  • You can also contact Clarity at or 206-210-3752, in both English and Spanish. 

Important Dates & Deadlines

Admission & Financial Aid Application Opens:
  • Monday, Oct. 9, 2023
Admission & Financial Aid Application Deadline:
  • Friday, Dec. 8, 2023
Admission & Financial Aid Notification Dates:
  • Friday, Feb. 16, 2024: Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
  • Friday, March 1, 2024: Grades 1 to 12