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  • Tuition and Financial Aid

    Tuition for each school year is established, usually in January, by a vote of the Board of Trustees.

    Financial aid is available. Currently approximately 40% of students receive aid.

    Tuition for the 2016-17 school year is:

    Program

    Full Cost

    Monthly Payment*

    Full time Early Childhood Program
    (PK and KG: 4 – 6 year olds)

    $15,325

    $1,277

    Part time Early Childhood Program, three half days (3.3-4 year olds; T,W,Th)

    $5,100

    $425

    Part time Early Childhood Program, three full days (3.3-4 year olds)

    $9,965

    $831

    Lower Elementary Program
    (Grades 1-3)

    $21,930

    $1,828

    Upper Elementary Program
    (Grades 4-6)

    $22,270

    $1,856

    Older Student Program
    (Grades 7-8))

    $24,400

    $2,034

    * Twelve month payment plans are available.

    Tuition is intended to be all-inclusive. Books, supplies, technology, field trips, and multi-day trips such as Farm School and hiking trips are included.

    Financial Aid

    Touchstone Community School’s commitment to economic diversity began in 1984 with the establishment of our financial aid program. Awards are based solely on need and do not need to be repaid. In order to fairly and objectively assess each family’s need, the school uses the independent service of the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) in Princeton, NJ.

    Evaluating Need: Many aspects of a family’s financial situation are considered, including:

    • > the incomes of both parents (taxable and non-taxable)
    • > the assets held by the family as a unit
    • > the number of dependents
    • > the age of both parents
    • > the number of children attending tuition-charging schools

    Families apply for aid directly to SSS by filling out the Parents Financial Statement (PFS). In addition to completing the PFS you will be asked to submit a copy of your Federal 1040 including all attachments (W2s and 1099s), and IRS Form 4506-T directly to SSS. In addition, if you own your own business you must also complete and submit a Business/Farm Statement to SSS as well.

    Complete a Parent’s Financial Aid Statement (PFS)