|TUITION FOR THE 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR|
|PreK two days/week: $9,250|
|PreK three days/week: $13,500|
|PreK four days/week: $18,750|
|PreK five days/week: $26,000|
|First Grade: $29,400|
|Second Grade: $30,600|
|Third Grade: $30,600|
|Fourth Grade: $32,600|
|Fifth Grade: $32,600|
|Sixth Grade: $34,800|
|Seventh Grade: $34,800|
|Eighth Grade: $34,800|
No additional fees for lunch, bus, or activities
All-inclusive tuition: As of the 2022-23 school year, there are no additional charges for lunch, transportation, books, Outdoor Ed and field trips, and supplies.* Children in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade enjoy a wholesome, freshly prepared midday meal with their classmates and teachers. Preschool and PreKindergarten children bring their own lunch, as teachers find that familiar food from home is best to fuel learning in these younger grades. Read more about lunch here.
*billed separately: Chromebook ($300) issued to Sixth Graders (or new Middle School students); Eighth Grade class trip to Washington.
How billing works
Aspen Country Day School uses a secure online system for families to pay tuition and fees. Families sign in to check balances, make payments, and to re-enroll in February for the coming academic year. A non-refundable enrollment deposit, which is applied to tuition, is due upon enrollment/re-enrollment. The balance (total of tuition and fees) is due in June. Payment plans (1, 2, or 10 installments) are available.
Families concerned with affording the full cost of attending Aspen Country Day School are strongly encouraged to apply.
Aspen Country Day School has provided more than $14 million to families in need since 2010. More than one in five students receives some form of tuition assistance.
Financial Aid Q&A
Who can apply for aid?
Any current or prospective student may submit the online aid application and required tax forms (1040s, W-2s, business tax returns and other tax documents). Financial aid awards are available only for students in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade.
How does it work?
The guiding principle is that aid is need based, and given a fair determination of need, the family should assume as much financial responsibility as possible. Families should expect to contribute to their child’s educational expenses to the greatest extent they are able, given their economic situation.
To help determine each family’s need, Aspen Country Day School subscribes to TADS (Tuition Aid Data Services) for financial aid processing and assessment. This is the same service we use for online enrollment and billing. Completing the form is not difficult; most of the information is already in your tax returns. Common factors taken into consideration are family income, assets, debts, family size, age of parents, number of children attending tuition-based institutions, home equity, and certain other expenses.
Can you estimate how much aid we might receive?
Our third-party financial aid system, TADS, recommends an amount the family could afford for independent school education. This is based on the information you provide. If this “recommended family contribution” is less than the tuition, then the family may qualify for a grant, which is intended to help make up the difference. Grant monies are allocated early in the calendar year, so it is important to apply for aid early. Aspen Country Day School is not always able to meet demonstrated need.
Below please find household profiles for sample families who may qualify for aid.
When do we find out about aid?
Admission and financial aid are two separate processes, but applications for both are due at the same time. If a student is accepted and also granted financial aid, notification of the aid award will arrive along with the offer to enroll.
Is aid confidential?
Yes! This entire process is confidential, start to finish; no classmates or teachers or parents are told who is receiving financial aid. We ask that aid recipients also keep their grants confidential.
Is it possible to get a grant to cover all expenses?
There are no full expense grants, and each family participates financially to some extent. The intent of this policy is not to burden families, but to create a partnership with the school with the common goal of enabling students to benefit from independent school education.
Do we have to re-apply for aid each year?
Yes. Because families may need one level of assistance one year—and more or less the next—all families are required to submit a new financial aid application every year.
Apply for financial aid
For priority consideration, please complete your application by December 1 (current families) or February 1 (new applicants).
Step 1: complete this practice worksheet
Step 3: upload your prior-year tax returns
Step 4: review your award