Bring Clarity to Your Financial Aid

Modern application

Increase participation, ensure earlier submissions, and reduce support inquiries. Clarity offers a streamlined, mobile-friendly application process that families can complete in under 30 minutes. Parents can apply for financial aid in less time with less stress. 

Direct IRS integration

Enhance privacy and security while simplifying the document submission process. With Clarity's direct integration with the IRS, families can securely share their 1040s and W2s. Eliminate the need for scanning, uploading, or mailing sensitive financial documents with a simple electronic signature.

Smart automation with rules

Streamline processes, reduce manual work, and increase efficiency. Clarity's innovative rules feature automates actions and requests for additional documents based on specific information provided in the application. This intelligent automation saves significant time and resources.

Dynamic NTR reporting

Make informed award decisions. Gain valuable insights with real-time data on key metrics like Net Tuition Revenue, enrollment, and discount rates. Clarity provides a comprehensive view of your financial landscape, enabling data-driven decision-making.

Full support in Spanish

Guarantee an exceptional experience for Spanish-speaking families with Clarity’s Spanish-translated application and dedicated Spanish-speaking support services. Provide equitable services, remove language barriers, and offer your Spanish-speaking families the same high-quality support as your English-speaking families.

Flexible methodology

Adapt to changing circumstances and align financial aid practices with school values. Clarity's platform offers adjustable methodology settings that ensure your financial aid awards align with your school's mission and local market conditions.

Security in our DNA

Secure peace of mind for you and your applicants. Clarity maintains the highest security protocols in the industry, including an annual commitment to rigorous SOC 2 testing, meeting the highest standards of protection.

Seamless communications

Simplify communication, ensuring a simple, integrated experience. Manage all aspects of parent communication directly within the Clarity platform, including document requests and award notifications.

“I am new to financial aid administration, and Clarity made the process easy and seamless test.”

Lucy Adams

Chadwick School

“I am new to financial aid administration, and Clarity made the process easy and seamless.”

Lucy Adams

Chadwick School

"Thanks to Clarity, this has been the “easiest” and most streamlined year I have had in my admissions and financial assistance career. Thank you!"

Drew Lineberger, Director of Advancement

Seven Hills School

"Clarity has made financial aid much simpler. I have much more confidence in the information I get from families, which helps me make better strategic decisions."

Matt Rosen, CFO

Friends Select School

"Clarity's InTuition screen is a staple in our office, tracking key metrics like NTR and enrollment. It is essential for informed decisions, boosts productivity, and drives our financial aid strategy to success."

Rohan M. Arjun, Director Of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid

Friends Select School

"Financial aid night used to take 4-5 hours, with many frustrated families. Last night, applicants finished in 2 hours with little assistance. Thank you!"

Michael Posternack, Associate Director of Admission, Co-Director of Financial Aid

Pingree School

"Sent out reapplication notices to returning families today. A parent finished the form in just 8 minutes, a new record for us!"

James Eberhart, Director of Financial Aid and Associate Director of Admissions

Chadwick School

"My time following up and requesting documentation was almost eliminated."

Anne Crowley, Business Manager

Maybeck High School

"Excellent communication through onboarding. It is incredibly reassuring to work with a former Admission/FA professional. Their understanding of the complexities of the FA process is invaluable."

Aishling Peterson, Associate Director of Admission

King School

"I appreciated the ease of the onboarding process and our CSM’s best practice recommendations. We are set up to accept applications earlier than ever!"

Stacey Alston, Enrollment Director

The Waldorf School of Atlanta

"Parents are raving about Clarity!'

Benita Griffin, Associate Director of Admission

Trinity Episcopal School

"A faculty applicant was thrilled that the application didn't require scanning and uploading tax documents. He LOVES the new FA application system and is so glad we made the switch."

Vivien Valenzuela Mallick, Director of Admissions & Financial Aid

The Bishop’s School

"I continue to be in awe at the functionality of the Clarity platform and your support! The Clarity relationship is Trinity's new asset!"

Financial Aid Committee Member

Trinity Durham & Chapel Hill

Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to use Clarity?

For schools, the annual fee is $1,000 per application season. Additionally, there is a first-season onboarding fee of $750. For families, Clarity charges $60 to apply. Clarity automatically waives application fees for families whose income falls below a certain threshold. As a demonstration of our commitment to access, our income caps for automatic fee waivers are the highest in the industry. One fee covers all students, and the application can be sent to any school accepting Clarity.

How hard is it to switch from my current provider?

We’ve made switching easy; in fact, our team will do the work for you by importing your historical data so that it’s all there for you the first time that you log in.

How secure is Clarity?

We take security incredibly seriously and have built our systems to be fully compliant with GDPR and SOC 2 requirements. We have even voluntarily engaged a third party security firm to go through an annual security audit. This is a rigorous and expensive process that demonstrates our commitment to the importance of security.

Does Clarity integrate with my enrollment / billing system?

Clarity makes it easy for you to do your awarding in our software and export that data so that it can be easily imported into your enrollment and billing software. Clarity believes that all companies should support cross-vendor interoperability. If there’s a product or company you would like us to integrate with, please contact them.

How long does it take to complete the Clarity application?

The Clarity application scales in complexity depending on the complexity of the household’s financial circumstances. With that said, the vast majority of families can complete the application in 20-30 minutes or less.