While the primary responsibility for financing a student's independent school education rests with the family, Norfolk Collegiate understands that this may appear to be beyond their means. Collegiate has funds available for need-based financial awards that do not have to be repaid for Kindergarten through Grade 12.



Norfolk Collegiate is committed to making assistance available to as many eligible applicants as possible. To allocate our resources impartially, we have enlisted the help of a third-party program, SmartAid, to provide need-based financial award analysis. Applications are reviewed by a Financial Aid Committee comprised of school administrators and awards are decided based on the third-party report.

All financial information is held in strict confidence and is reviewed only by those directly responsible for determining need. Admission to the school is independent of need, and a family is informed of any award only after admission to the school has been offered.

For more information about financial aid at Norfolk Collegiate, please contact our director of finance at or 757.583.0919.  


Financial Assistance Deadlines for new families

Financial assistance is not available for our pre-kindergarten program.

Every family seeking financial awards, whether new applicants or currently enrolled, must complete the financial award application yearly. Please submit your application for assistance and your supporting documents through SmartAid concurrently with your application for admission if your enrollment decision will be dependent upon financial award. We will make every effort to make the admissions and financial aid decisions at the same time so that you may receive an award offer with your contract, if applicable. 

New families will not be considered for financial awards if they have NOT completed the financial award application via SmartAid. 

Feb. 18, 2020: Deadline for financial award application for new families

  • This is the self-reporting deadline for income and expenses for your family’s household. Families must meet this deadline and submit updated 2019 financial information to be considered in for need-based financial awards. Norfolk Collegiate will request your tax return before the award is finalized.

March 10, 2020: Decisions for financial awards issued to new families

  • These decisions will go out with new contract offers. Families need to upload their taxes to secure their final need-based aid for next year. Financial aid awards will be given to families with the new contract assuming they have completed the financial aid application. 


Applying for Financial Awards

Families must begin the financial award process via SmartAid. Please note the following items before beginning your application:

  • You will need to create an account. Once created, please select "Norfolk Collegiate's School" using code 14316
  • Click here to view instructions on using SmartAid, as well as a list of frequently asked questions.
  • There is a non-refundable $35 fee required to complete the SmartAid application. Once completed, the application becomes available immediately for review by the Financial Aid Committee. Financial aid awards will not be finalized and communicated to you until SmartAid has verified your tax information. You may be contacted by the Business Office if additional information is needed.  

Click here to begin your application for the 2020-21 academic year using SmartAid. 


Additional Financial Assistance Resources