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Financial Aid Process Overview


  • We urge all families to complete the financial aid process concurrent with the application for admission.
  • Complete Cranbrook's Inquiry Form by clicking the 'Request Information' button, and indicate you would like to receive financial aid information. We will include a financial aid information sheet with your packet.
  • For full consideration, please complete your application for admission by the application due date of January 31st (see the Applying tab for details).


  • Upload to your PFS a complete, signed copy of your 2020 federal income tax return, including all filed schedules and attachments, all W-2 wage & tax statements and/or Form 1099s.
  • Upload all 2021 W-2 wage & tax statements and/or Form 1099s by January 31st.


  • After a family submits a PFS, Cranbrook receives a Report of Family Contribution from School and Student Services then uses its own policies to determine the most equitable financial aid grant.
  • In determining a financial aid grant, the Financial Aid Committee takes into account not only tuition charges but also considers extenuating circumstances that may affect the family’s contribution.
"We are extremely grateful for the generous aid package we were given that allowed our children to attend Cranbrook. It has truly been the opportunity of a lifetime."

Cranbrook Schools prohibits in all its programs discrimination against or harassment of any member or group based upon age, gender, race, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic predisposition, ancestry or other categories protected by Michigan or federal law. It does not discriminate on these bases in the administration of its admission process, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, or other school-administered programs.