Is tuition assistance available?
Yes. Sacramento Country Day awards more than $3 million
dollars in assistance each year. Country Day is committed
to helping families from socio-economically diverse backgrounds
access a Country Day education.
Sacramento Country Day uses School and Student
Services (SSS), an online service of the National Association
of Independent Schools, to process our tuition aid
applications. Tuition aid awards are ultimately determined by the
School’s Tuition Assistance Committee.
Does Country Day offer tuition payment plans?
Yes. We offer one, two, and ten payment plans for your
convenience. Payments can also be made by credit card with a
2.85% convenience fee.
Does Country Day offer scholarships?
Yes. Each year, Country Day awards two high school scholarships
to new ninth grade students through our Country Day Scholars Program,
designed to reach students from underserved communities. Scholars
must demonstrate financial need and qualify for need-based
assistance in accordance with the School’s guidelines as well as
demonstrate exceptional promise in one or more of the following
areas: academics, leadership, innovation, arts, and service.
Does your school offer a sibling discount?
Rather than offer an automatic discount for siblings, we
encourage you to apply for tuition assistance so that your
family’s circumstances can be considered.
How much Tuition Assistance is typically awarded?
While every family’s situation is different, Country Day strives
to be able to provide a wide range of help to as many eligible
families as possible. The average tuition assistance award can be
as high as $11,000 per student each year.
When does the Tuition Assistance application open?
The Tuition Assistance application window opens each year in
September and the deadline for newly enrolling families is
February 15, 2023.
Do returning families need to reapply for Tuition
Yes. Each year that a family is seeking Tuition Assistance they
are asked to reapply.
Is technology included in tuition?
Tuition covers the cost of personal technology devices for Grades
6-12. Students in 6th-8th grade are issued
Chromebooks. Grades 9-12 use MacBook Air computers. Lower
School students have access to iPads via mobile carts.
Are textbooks included in tuition?
There is no charge for textbooks from Pre-K – Grade 5. All
students in Grades 6-12 purchase their own textbooks, a standard
practice at independent schools.
Are there any other costs not covered in tuition?
Class trips for Grades 4-12 are an additional cost, as are
our hot lunch program, extended care and/or after-school
Is Tuition Assistance available for mid-year applicants?
Tuition Assistance applications may be completed for candidates
joining us during the school year; however, tuition assistance
funding for a particular school year is largely allocated during
the previous winter and spring months and availability is
significantly limited for mid-year applicants.
Is tuition prorated for mid-year applicants?
Yes. Tuition for qualified mid-year candidates is prorated for
most entry months.
Do Tuition Assistance awards need to be paid back?
No. Country Day’s Tuition Assistance awards are grants, not
loans, and do not need to be repaid.