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Affordability: Flexible Tuition

Almaden Country Day School is pleased to be able to offer tuition support through our Flexible Tuition program. If you believe that your resources are not sufficient to meet the total costs of an ACDS education, we encourage you to apply for Flexible Tuition.

Demonstrated need is determined by FAST Aid, a third-party financial calculator, that will prequalify applicants for Flexible Tuition along with any supplemental information provided by the family. The allocation of tuition assistance will then be reviewed by the ACDS Flexible Tuition Committee based on:

  • FAST Aid report and supplemental information
  • Current cost of living and other variables
  • Student's academic and behavioral standing from current and/or previous school(s)
  • Ways in which the student's family will contribute/contributes to the life of the school (e.g. volunteering) or otherwise demonstrates a commitment to ACDS

Based on the FAST Aid report and considerations above, the Committee then makes its recommendation to our CFO, who relays the award information to the family.

To start the process, which does not have to be completed all at once, click the 'FAST Aid' button below. This process costs $48 per application and can be paid by credit card on the FAST Aid website.

FAST AID Application

A complete and accurate flexible tuition application must be submitted through FAST to receive consideration. Incomplete applications, including any requested documents, will not be reviewed. Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered in the order they are received and to the extent flexible tuition resources are still available.

New families will be notified of their award with their admissions offer letter. Returning families will be notified of their award by mid-March.

For more information about Flexible Tuition at ACDS, please see the FAQs below or contact Director of Admissions and Outreach Mary Jo Heindel