Financing Your Education

Tuition

Infants and Toddlers                         $23,000              (12 Month Program)          
Preschoool                                          $23,000                                                            
Jr. K - Kindergarten                            $23,750                                                            
Grade 1                                                $24,500                                                           
Grades 2 - 4                                         $25,250                                                           
Grades 5 - 8                                         $26,500                                                           

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

Tuition Insurance

Available to all families Preschool - Grade 8. The annual fee (2.6% of tuition) are listed below for each grade level:

 

Preschool                             $598

JK                                           $618

Grade 1                                $637

Grades 2 - 4                         $657

Grades 5 - 8                         $689

 

Transportation

Availability of routes is subject to minimum ridership participation.

 

Visit our Transportation page for more information.

Extended Hours Program (EHP)

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

 

Visit our Extended Hours page for more information.

Lunch

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

Enrollment Fee

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.

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Payment Plan Options

Tuition may be payed in 10 monthly installments*, semi-annually or annually.

*Subject to a 2% finance charge

Sibling Discount

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.

Miscellaneous Fees

Fees for extended hours, lunch, and transportation are billed on a monthly basis with tuition and may be incorporated with your payment plan option.

Financial Aid

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.

Financial Aid Application Deadlines

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

 

How to Apply

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.

Documents Needed for Financial Aid 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.

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QUESTIONS?

Feel free to reach out to Gretchen Herbst, Director of Admission and Financial Aid, with any questions about financing your education.

  703-533-1064

A Financial Aid Run-Down from our Director of Admission and Financial Aid

January 18, 2017

Deadline for Financial Aid

Applications

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.

Visit the Congressional Fund page for more information.