Tuition and Financial Aid Information

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Tuition and Financial Aid Information 2020-01-14T23:18:15-05:00

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy Tuition and Fees for the 2019-2020 school year are detailed below. Tuition for 2020-2021 will be published the week of  January 20.

Pre-primary and Montessori Preschool

3-year-old and 4-year- old children
(5 half-day classes)

1st child: $11,325
2nd child: $10,985
3rd child: $10,765
4th child: $10,555

Kindergarten and Montessori

5-year old children
(5 full day classes)

1st child: $13,850
2nd child: $13,510
3rd child: $13,290
4th child: $13,080

Pre-primary and Montessori Preschool
3-year-old and 4-year-old children
(full day classes)
AM: Pre-primary or Montessori Program
PM: Afternoon blended learning program

5 mornings/ 5 afternoons: $13,850*
5 mornings/ 3 afternoons: $ 13,060*
5 mornings/ 2 afternoons: $12,670*
Grade 1 – Grade 8

1st child: $13,850
2nd child: $13,510
3rd child: $13,290
4th child: $13,080

Note: The graduation fee of $150 for
Eighth Grade students is not included.

* For siblings, the Director of Business Operations will develop a sibling price consistent with NFA’s sibling scale

Continuous Enrollment (2020-2021)

Returning students enrolled in preschool through grade seven continue their enrollment at NFA for the school year, unless the family submits a written notice of withdrawal to Erin Wallin, Director of Admissions, by March 15.

A non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of $700 per child is due by April 1.

New student enrollment deposits are to be paid to NFA with the signed Continuous Enrollment Contract.

Payment Options (2020-2021)

Higher Education Services (HES), Inc. is one of the leading providers of quality tuition payment plan options since 1986.

Pay HES by check, money order, bill pay, pre authorized debit from a checking or savings account, or by credit card.  There is a convenience fee assessed on all credit card payments.

Payment Plan Payment(s) Due HES Enrollment Fee
One-Pay Plan July 1 no additional fee
Two-Pay Plan July 1 and December 1 $25 HES Enrollment Fee
10-Pay Plan Monthly, from June to March $55 HES Enrollment Fee

For information on payment plans and/or tuition assistance, contact Nancy Nadler, Director of Business Operations, at 215-247-3811, ext. 202.

Tuition Assistance

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy offers limited tuition assistance to those with demonstrated financial need. After an assessment, the National Association of Independent Schools’ (NAIS) School and Student Services will make a recommendation to the Office of Business Operations as a guideline in determining individual awards.  Tuition assistance is renewable and families are required to apply each year.

Applying for tuition assistance does not affect your child’s chances of admission. The processes are simultaneous, but separate. That said, each family also bears the primary responsibility for completing all necessary steps of the tuition assistance application.

  1. Complete and submit the Parent’s Financial Statement (PFS). Online form can be found at sssbynais.org. NFA code is 5424.
  2. You will be required to upload the following documentation:  most recent tax return, W-2, and pay stub.
  3.  Deadline:  April 15

Tuition assistance decision letters will be sent to each applicant family in early May.

Tuition assistance may also be available from outside organizations such as:

The Children’s Scholarship Fund (for Philadelphia residents only – application deadline March 1)
BLOCS (application deadline April 15)

If you have any questions about the tuition assistance process, please contact Nancy Nadler,  Director of Business Operations, 215-247-3811, ext. 202.