Charterhouse aims to provide bursaries for boys and girls who fulfil the admission requirements of the School but whose parents cannot afford the fees. All bursaries are means-tested and are subject to funds being available. They are reviewed each year to take account of any change in financial circumstances. Awards may cover up to 100% of the school fees. Eligibility for financial assistance is based on both parents' income and assets. Whatever the level of income, a bursary will not be given where net assets, after provision for school fees, would exceed the cost of an average house in the local area.