Tuition and Affordability FAQs
Is tuition assistance available?
Yes. Sacramento Country Day awards approximately $2 million dollars in assistance each year. Country Day is committed to helping families from socio-economically diverse backgrounds access a Country Day education.
Families interested in determining eligibility for tuition assistance may do so by applying through a standard online application through SSS. When we make an initial, first time award to a family, we do so bearing in mind our ability to maintain that award throughout the remainder of that student’s tenure (should the family’s financial situation remain the same.)
Each year that a family needs Tuition Assistance they are asked to reapply. The reapplication window opens in September and the deadline is usually in late January. Having families update us on their current financial situation each year allows us to adjust these awards to meet increased or decreased needs. Read more about our Tuition Assistance program here.
Can I break up the cost of tuition into more than one payment?
Yes you can. 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.
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.
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 programs.