Director of Admission
Tuition: Affording CSS
The Colorado Springs School is committed to excellence and access. Through the school’s Tuition Lock initiative, innovative Indexed Tuition program, merit scholarship opportunities, and sibling and alumni discounts, an independent school education may be within reach for your student.
What is Indexed Tuition? A move away from the traditional approach to tuition costs and financial aid to an innovative model for determining the tuition investment for every student. This approach sets tuition for each student within a known range, attainable for the family. Please see the Applying for Indexed Tuition page for application information.
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Why does the school use Indexed Tuition? The Board of Trustees is determined to make a CSS education accessible to families from a wide range of economic backgrounds and wants to avoid the “sticker shock” that can occur when families are presented only with the upper end of the tuition range. Recruiting other families to share in the costs and benefits of our premier, college-focused program, while still maintaining an appropriately small class size, will allow us to provide additional resources for your student to excel academically, artistically, socially and emotionally.
Tuition and Fees for 2021-2022
Non-refundable Deposit: *Deposit is due upon the submission of your enrollment contract and is deducted from gross tuition.
• Annual (no administrative fee, plus optional 2.65% Tuition Insurance Plan) - Due May 1
• Monthly (Includes 2.8% administrative fee, plus 2.65% Tuition Insurance Plan) - 10 Payments beginning July 1
Sibling Tuition Discount: (reflected in first tuition statement)
- Oldest Child: Full tuition
- Second Child: 2.5% tuition discount
- Third Child: 5.0% tuition discount
- Fourth Child: 7.5% tuition discount
Tuition Obligation Policy: Pre-payments of tuition are 100% refundable, less the deposit, prior to May 1, 2021. NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE AFTER MAY 1, 2021. The school’s expenses are fixed well in advance of the school year and therefore, the parents’ obligation to pay the tuition and fees for the full academic year is absolute, unconditional, and non-refundable after May 1, 2021. The school cannot refund tuition or cancel unpaid obligations if your child chooses or is forced to withdraw during the academic year.
Seminars and Experience Centered Seminars: Middle School Seminar II is billed on February 1 and Seminar III is billed on April 1. The per-student fee for 8th Grade Walkabout is split between the March and April billing statements. Upper School ECSs are billed based on the cost of the experience. ECSs that cost equal to or greater than $1,800 are billed in six equal installments beginning September 1. Those that cost between $1,000 - $1,799 are billed in four equal installments beginning November 1. An ECS that costs less than $1,000 is billed in two equal installments beginning January 1.