Tuition 2019 - 2020

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$19,580 РKindergarten РEighth Grade

$17,460 – Full Day Preschool – 5 Days (M-F)

$11,870 – Full Day Preschool – 3 Days (T-W-Th; Limited spaces in four/five with priority to current families)

$10,630 РHalf-Day Preschool (three/four room only) Р3 Mornings (T-W-Th)

Activity Fees (Cover Field Trips); vary by grade level, check with Admissions for specific grade information

$310-$630 (Pre-Fifth Range)
$1,130-$1,720 (Sixth-Eighth Range)

Financial Aid

We know that independent school tuition can be expensive for any family. The College School is dedicated to equity and inclusion in our community; to make our program more accessible we offer need-based financial aid to qualifying families whose students are enrolled full-time.

Families applying for financial aid will need to complete an application online and submit the necessary supporting documentation to FACTS. You may submit your application online at There is a required non-refundable application fee of $35.

Once an online application is completed, the following information is required for FACTS to process your application:

  • Copies of your 2018 Federal tax return including all supporting tax schedules.
  • Copies of your 2019 W-2 forms for both you and your spouse, if applicable.

All supporting documentation can be faxed to 1-866-315-9264 or mailed to:

FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment
PO BOX 82524
Lincoln, NE 68501-2524

Once a student is accepted and a financial aid application is complete, we can award financial aid grants. The College School’s goal is to make tuition affordable to all admitted families. We encourage all families to apply for financial aid.

After being accepted to The College School, students receiving an aid award will receive an award letter from the school. Families can choose to accept the award by signing and returning the letter with their enrollment contract.

An application for financial aid needs to be resubmitted each year, as the pool of families receiving aid shifts over time. Sometimes, family financial circumstances change considerably (e.g. job loss, etc.). As a result, we ask families to re-apply for aid each school year.

For information on need-based financial aid or Racial Equity Scholarships, contact Jill Pampel, Director of Admissions and Marketing.