Affording Country Day
This Web page provides an overview of expenses to anticipate, the financial aid process, and questions frequently asked. If you have any questions about the financial aid program, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail the Admissions Office. Thank you for considering a Country Day education for your family.
- Financial aid awards will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or ethnic origin.
- Financial aid will be determined on the basis of the need of the family.
- The financial aid process is totally confidential.
- The parents of each applicant must submit annually the financial statement required by SSS.
- Copy of your most recent 1040 income tax returns with original signatures.
- Business/Farm Statement and Corporate Tax Return/Schedule C/Schedule F (as needed).
- Copy of W-2 Forms.
- Copy of most recent pay stub.
- Lower School: $25-$125 (supplies, field trips based on grade level)
- Middle School: $300-$600 (books, field trips based on grade level)
- Upper School: $450-$700 (books and technology)
- Two equal installments to be paid in July and January,
- A 10-month payment plan can be set up with an automatic bank draft, or
- The full tuition can be paid by July 15.
Financial aid is based on the family's ability to pay as demonstrated by the information submitted in the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS). Both custodial and non-custodial parents (regardless of legal settlements) who are divorced, separated, or never married are expected to contribute to educational costs and are required to submit the PFS. In exceptional cases, where one parent cannot comply, the custodial parent should submit a written explanation. Lack of information from either parent may prevent the family from receiving financial aid.
Financial aid applications and all supporting documentation must be submitted by February 1. Decisions about awards are made by the beginning of April. Families have two weeks to accept the award with the return of a Parent Financial Aid Agreement signed by the financially responsible parent and the student receiving the award.
Financial aid awards are made for one year. Parents must complete a PFS each year and send it to the SSS in accordance with the application schedule outlined. Unless there is a significant change in annual income or available assets, parents can normally expect the level of assistance to be continued from year to year if the student's performance at Country Day meets the expectations of the Financial Aid Committee.