Tuition and Need-Based Scholarship
Tuition for the 2018-19 School Year
Grades K-5 $14,000
Grades 6-8 $15,900
Grades 9-12 $18,200
A nonrefundable application fee of $100 per student must be submitted along with the application for new students. A $500 per family non-refundable deposit will be required for returning students. This payment will be applied toward the student's tuition charges. For returning families receiving tuition assistance, a deposit of 10% of the student's tuition will be required, not to exceed $500.
A $400 per student facility fee will be charged to all students in K-8th grade. A $450 security fee is assessed for all students K-12. Please note that tuition assistance may not be applied toward these per student fees.
All incoming 9th graders will have an additional $600 Israel immersion fee. The fee can either be paid out in full during the student's first year or payable over four years ($150 a year.) If a student withdraws, this fee must be paid in full.
As a Jewish school we believe strongly that every Jewish child deserves an excellent Jewish education. We do our utmost to provide need-based scholarship for qualified families in need while recognizing that lost tuition revenue dramatically impacts our budget and increases our fundraising needs. We value all of our families and our students regardless of ability to pay. The Scholarship process is built on mutual trust and an understanding that we all are committed to our children and our school.
The Board of Trustees of the Denver Academy of Torah has allocated a maximum of $750,000 to be awarded to families in need. Funds from the DAT Scholarship program are distributed only to families that truly qualify for assistance, as every dollar we give to families in need must be raised dollar-for-dollar from generous donors.
Scholarships are granted through a methodical, transparent and systematic process taking into consideration each family’s specific financial circumstances. Award sizes vary based on family need and extenuating circumstances. Families requiring the greatest amount of assistance must pay a minimum of $1,670 per child for K through 5th grade in addition to fees. The tuition minimum for students in 6th- 8th grade is $2,575 per student in addition to fees. The tuition minimum for 9th-12th grade is $5,150 per student per year in addition to fees. Tuition awards at this level are extremely limited and are only awarded to families demonstrating the greatest level of need, typically qualifying for the free or reduced lunch poverty standard.
Scholarship Application Process 2018.2019
February 7, 2018- Scholarship applications must be completed using FACTS. New families to Denver Academy of Torah should click here. Returning families should log on through an existing ParentsWeb account. FACTS will be accessible through the left-hand scroll bar. Paper applications are not available. Please note that there is a $30 application fee. Families who have submitted applications by the deadline will receive priority. Funding is limited and may not be available after the deadline of February 7, 2018. In order to be considered for any scholarship funds all families must complete the FACTS application.
If your 2017 tax return is not completed by February 7, 2018 please submit a copy of your tax return to FACTS as soon as possible but no later than April 16, 2018. Awards maybe revoked if substantiating information is not submitted.
Following the February 7, 2018 deadline, the Scholarship Committee finalizes all awards. All information shared is confidential. The names of the members of the Scholarship Committee are not shared publically. Families are notified of their award amount by late February 2018.
Appeals to an award can be made ONLY under the following circumstances: Changes in job status, Birth of child or change in dependency status of an elderly family member, medical issues, bankruptcy or personal tragedy.
March 22, 2018- Signed enrollment contracts are due. Enrollment contracts returned after March 22nd may be subject to a $100 late fee.
Questions: Amy Berkowitz Caplan at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding need-based scholarships or BJ Eickhoff at email@example.com regarding billing and payment information.
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