Tuition: Affording CSS

The Colorado Springs School is committed to excellence and access. Through the school’s Tuition Lock initiative, the new 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. 

Watch our video on Indexed Tuition!


2017-2018 Tuition Range Chart

Why adopt it 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 2017-2018

2017-2018 Tuition and Fees Chart

Click here for information on Indexed Tuition and 2017-2018 Tuition Rates and Fees (PDF)

Non-refundable Deposit: *Deposit is due upon the submission of your enrollment contract and is deducted from the tuition payment.

Payment Plan: Our Ten (10) Month Payment Plan includes a 2.7% Administrative Fee plus required Tuition Insurance Plan at 1.7% of tuition cost. This plan begins each July and continues through April. Should you begin enrollment after the payment plan start date, your tuition will be divided amung the remaining months of the billing cycle.

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, 2017.  NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE AFTER MAY 1, 2017.  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, 2017. The school cannot refund tuition or cancel unpaid obligations if your child withdraws during the academic year.



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