Tuition & Financial Aid
1st-5th Grades $22,400
6th-12th Grades $24,690
A $90 non-refundable fee should be submitted with the application. This will start the admission process.
Tuition includes textbooks at all grades, as well as course and laboratory fees. At various grade levels, additional fees are charged for such items as supplemental reading books, field trips, gym uniforms, and graphing calculators.
There are multiple tuition payment plans. Options include a 3-payment plan and a 10 or 12 month billing plan.
A $2,000 deposit accompanied by a signed agreement, secures an academic placement for an eligible student. The deposit is then credited to the overall tuition costs.
A Tuition Refund Plan is available at a nominal charge. This plan ensures a partial refund of remaining tuition in the event of a withdrawal.
Tuition figures are cited for the 2017-2018 school year. Figures are subject to change for the 2018-2019 academic school year.
Information for Prospective PDS Families Applying for Aid for the 2017-18 School Year
A Providence Day School, education is an investment in your child’s future. The Financial Aid Committee wants to help you provide your child a quality education at an affordable cost. PDS offers families a variety of financing options, including payment plans and grant assistance.
PDS offers grant assistance to qualified students on the basis of the financial need of the family and the availability of funds. All students (TK-12th grades) are eligible to apply for financial aid. While we attempt to meet the financial need of our enrolled students, we also expect that every family should invest in their child’s future by paying a portion of their child’s tuition. PDS is a member of the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS), which assists Independent Schools in determining financial need.
How Do Families Apply for Financial Aid?
Complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) online at http://sssbynais.org/parents. The PFS should be submitted electronically through the SSS website no later than Feb. 1, 2017.
PDS requires financial aid applicants to submit, directly to SSS, copies of their 2015 IRS 1040 with all supporting schedules, W-2s, 1099s, and a 2016 pay stub, no later than February 1st. Instructions for submitting the documentation can be found at http://sssbynais.org/parents/apply. Please note that we are unable to accept tax documents in the admissions office.
Parents are notified of financial aid decisions by letter during the months of April and May. To accept the financial aid, parents must sign the award letter and return it to the Admissions Office within two weeks.
First consideration will be will be given to applications received by the stated deadlines. Applications completed after February 1 will be reviewed on a rolling basis depending on the availability of funds. Financial aid will not be granted until all financial obligations to the school are current.
Could the Request for Aid Negatively Affect the Chances of Being Accepted for Admission?
Financial aid decisions and admissions decisions are made by two separate committees. Applying for financial aid does not in any way affect a candidate’s selection for admission to PDS. However, financial aid cannot be given until a student has been accepted to PDS.
Do Families Need to Reapply for Financial Aid Each Year?
Yes. Every family must submit a completed application and demonstrate financial need in order receive aid each year. Renewal of financial aid is given priority and then consideration is given to those returning students seeking aid for the first time. However, even current students must follow the deadlines for submitting all information in order to receive priority consideration.
What Happens if Parents are Divorced or Separated?
In cases of divorce or separation, both the non-custodial parent and the custodial parent are required to provide financial information. Both parents should complete a separate PFS and submit the information to SSS. In addition, both parents need to submit the IRS 1040 tax return and supporting schedules to SSS.
If either natural parent has remarried, PDS will consider the assets of a stepparent, bearing in mind the stepparent’s obligation to his or her own natural children. If either parent or stepparent declines to submit the required information, the decision to award aid and the amount of aid may be affected.
What if I Own My Own Business or Farm?
If you own all or part of a farm or business, a supplement to the PFS called the “Business/Farm Statement” should be submitted to SSS. Please refer to the SSS website for information pertaining to completing this documentation.
Where do the Funds for Financial Aid Come From?
Providence Day School, not the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS), provides the funds for all financial aid.
How is Financial Need Determined?
The SSS uses the Parent’s Financial Statement (PFS) to compute a Report of Family Computation (RFC) for each family. This system considers gross taxable income and non-taxable income, assets, liabilities, family size and the number of students in tuition charging schools or colleges. After an allowance for basic living expenses and taxes, the remaining funds are considered to be discretionary income, a portion of which is available for education.
The RFC is used as a guideline in making financial aid decisions and is not binding on PDS.
The Financial Aid Committee will also consider the potential for income to be earned by a non-working parent who does not have infants or pre-school age children at home.
Because financial aid is need-based, the financial aid committee will not exceed the family’s demonstrated need as calcu lated through a review of the RFC and the family’s IRS tax information.
If a family has children in other independent schools or colleges, they are expected to apply to those institutions for financial aid as well.
Cecil F. Stodghill
For More Information
Director of Admissions
5800 Sardis Road
Charlotte, NC 28270
704-887-6002 | email@example.com
School and Student Service for Financial Aid
This program is open to students in TK-5th grades who are enrolled at PDS. The annual registration fee is $75.
Until 3:00 p.m. $310 | 4:30 p.m. $435 | 6:00 p.m. $510
Until 3:00 p.m. $235 | 4:30 p.m. $335 | 6:00 p.m. $445
Until 4:30 p.m. $260 | 6:00 p.m. $370
$8 per hour
The above monthly student fees include hours when the program is open and school is closed, on early dismissal days, full days for teacher professional days, school holidays, etc. A small activity fee is assessed for both monthly and drop-in students.
The hourly rate is $8 from dismissal time until 6 p.m.
Contact Extended Day
The program is open to students in 6th-8th grades who are enrolled at PDS. The annual registration fee is $75.
Fees and Billing
If a student drops in for less than 30 minutes for snack only, the fee is $5. If a student drops in for the afternoon, the fee is $8 per hour. Students who attend the Clubhouse Program will be billed the minimum of $10 for the month and no more than the maximum of $350 per month.
Registration for Full Day Activities (school holiday, professional days, etc.)
When school is dismissed at noon or is not in session, the Clubhouse students are invited to serve as junior counselors in the Extended Day Program to assist with programs, field trips, and special activities. There is no charge for their attendance. We appreciate their service as role models to the younger ones. Parents must call or email the Clubhouse to register their student to attend on these special days.
- Providence Day School partners with Smart Tuition to process all Student Billing, Extended Day/Clubhouse and Charger Club membership payments for all families. To complete your enrollment, you must establish an account with Smart Tuition, unless you already have a child at PDS.
- There is no fee unless you choose one of our extended payment plans (10 or 12 month plan). The fee for the extended payment plan is $54 per year, per family. All families are required to have a Smart Tuition account regardless of which payment plan you choose.
- If you have any questions please contact Siobhan Reddick, Student Account Manager at
704-887-7023 or firstname.lastname@example.org