Financing Your Education
Are you thinking that a Congressional education may be beyond your reach?
It's more affordable than you think! Applications for Financial Aid are being accepted through January 18th.
Not Included in Tuition
Available to all families Preschool - Grade 8. The annual fee (2.6% of tuition) are listed below for each grade level:
Grade 1 $637
Grades 2 - 4 $657
Grades 5 - 8 $689
Availability of routes is subject to minimum ridership participation.
Available for students Preschool - Grade 8. The annual fees are listed below:
AM Only (Opens at 7am) $1,770
PM Only (Closes at 6pm) $3540
Both AM and PM $4,690
Annual Fees are listed below:
PS - Jr. K: Full Lunch $1,540
PS - Jr. K: Milk Only $125
K - 8: Full Lunch $1,792
K - 8: Milk Only $125
K - 8: Pizza Friday $355
Once a student is accepted, a $1000 non-refundable deposit must accompany a signed contract in order for the student to be enrolled. This deposit is credited toward the total outstanding tuition balance.
New Student enrollment fee is an additional $500.
Payment Plan Options
Tuition may be payed in 10 monthly installments*, semi-annually or annually.
*Subject to a 2% finance charge
Congressional School allows a 10% discount on tuition and extended hours fees for the second and each additional child from the same family enrolled in Preschool - Grade 8.
Fees for extended hours, lunch, and transportation are billed on a monthly basis with tuition and may be incorporated with your payment plan option.
Congressional School is pleased to offer need-based financial aid to children enrolled in Kindergarten - Grade 8.
As a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), we utilize their financial aid platform, School & Student Services (SSS), to objectively determine a family’s ability to contribute to their child(ren)'s educational expenses. After reviewing the recommended grant from SSS, Congressional’s Financial Aid Committee makes the final determination regarding the amount of the financial aid award. School budget constraints may limit the number and size of financial aid awards. Per school policy, need-based financial aid is only available to students in Kindergarten - Grade 8 and our maximum award is 80%. All applications are held in strict confidence. In addition, families must re-apply for financial aid on an annual basis through SSS.
Applicants must complete the Admission application process to be considered for Financial Aid. To be considered for the first-round of grants, financial aid applications are due on January 18, 2017.
Applications received after this time will be reviewed based on any funds available after the first-round is complete. Second round awards will be offered on a rolling basis until the budget is exhausted.
November 2 SSS Financial Aid Application Available Online
January 18 Deadline for Financial Aid Applications
March 3 Admission & Financial Aid Notification sent to Prospective Families
Please go to sssbynais.org/parents to begin the application process.
Congressional School's SSS code is 4267 and will ensure that the Financial Aid Committee receives your application.
- Current year estimated tax information
- Copy of 2016 W-2 forms (to be uploaded)
- Copy of most recent completed tax forms (to be uploaded)
Completed tax forms for 2016 will be required before a final grant decision is made, as the initial financial aid grant will be estimated until confirmed with your complete 2016 tax information. Please complete your Federal Income Tax Return as early as possible.
Feel free to reach out to Gretchen Herbst, Director of Admission and Financial Aid, with any questions about financing your education.
A Financial Aid Run-Down from our Director of Admission and Financial Aid
January 18, 2017
Deadline for Financial Aid
March 3, 2017
Admission & Financial Aid Notifications
sent to Prospective Families
The Congressional Fund
The cost of educating each child at Congressional exceeds the revenue from tuition and fees. Like most independent schools, we rely on parents, alumni, and friends for voluntary support. All parents are encouraged to contribute to The Congressional Fund annual giving program which supplements our operating budget. We encourage and appreciate participation through volunteering, attending, or donating, in other fundraisers during the year, including the annual Gala and Auction in the spring.