The cost of books, supplies, field trips, and a laptop fee is approximately $1,200-$1,500 per school year. These fees are billed separately from tuition. Students electing to participate in out-of-area trips or tournaments are typically expected to pay their own travel costs.
When a student is admitted to College Prep, his or her family is required to submit an enrollment deposit–approximately 10% of next school year’s tuition–in order to secure their child’s spot. Students admitted with financial aid pay an enrollment deposit in line with their family’s expected contribution as outlined in their enrollment agreement. Enrollment deposit amounts are then applied to a family’s tuition obligation for the school year.
College Prep offers families a choice of three different payment plans to meet the cost of attendance:
Standard Plan: Balance of school’s tuition due in May
Three-Installment Plan: Balance of school tuition paid over three installments in May, August, and November
Eight-Installment Plan: Balance of school tuition paid over eight monthly installments from May through December
As College Prep must commit itself to faculty, staff and facilities costs for a full year, enrollment of a student obligates the parent or guardian for a full year's tuition regardless of any reason for withdrawal or dismissal at any time during the school year.
As is the case with most independent schools, tuition and fees do not cover the full cost of educating each student at College Prep. The school relies on voluntary contributions to the College Prep Annual Fund from members of our community to provide critical support for educational initiatives that tuition alone does not cover. These tax-deductible gifts allow all students to benefit from the small classes, robust co-curricular offerings, and individual attention that highlight the College Prep experience. For more information about the College Prep Annual Fund and other ways to support College Prep, please visit www.college-prep.org/support.