Sandy Spring Friends School Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition for 2020-2021
|Preschool (Ages 3-4)||$18,700|
|Grades 9-12 (Day)||$35,250|
|BOARDING 5-Day (Grades 9-12)||$51,900|
|BOARDING 7-Day (Grades 9-12)||$64,500|
- Middle School Fees
- Upper School Fees
- Transportation Fees (Optional)
- Lower School and Middle School Aftercare (Optional)
|Range of expenses for books||$300-$650|
|Range of expenses per sport (not including special-order gear)||$0-$115 (average ~$50)|
|Intersession Program (Experiential Learning Program - one to two weeks required annually in March)||Costs range from $0 to $3000, depending on the trip. Current financial aid recipients receive an additional Intersession trip stipend.|
|International Student Program Fee||$3690 (includes health insurance)|
|Young World Leaders Summer Program||$2300 - $4040 depending on boarding option. (YWL is an optional 4-week American Summer Immersion program including travel, accommodations, academic classes, and more. Click here for more info.)|
|"Spring to Success" Summer Bridge Program for New International Students||$500 (multi-day academic bridge program scheduled in August for the week before school begins)|
The Lower School Aftercare Program is $4600 per student for the 2020-2021 academic school year for full-year use (or $1100 for one day/week. See the KIds After Hours (KAH) website's tuition calendar for costs for 2, 3, and 4 days/week). Drop-in rates for aftercare services are also available if needed. More information and online registration is available on the Kids After Hours website. Before care is also available on campus from 7:30-8:00 am at no additional cost.
The Middle School After Care Program is $2280 per student for the full academic school year from 3:40 pm (2:40 pm Wednesdays) through 6:30 pm. The fee may be prorated per trimester ($760/trimester), as well as individual days of the week. Drop-in rates for aftercare and full day care services are available if needed ($26/day). Registration is available through MyBackPack.
Payments to SSFS for Tuition and Fees are paid through FACTS Tuition Management. We offer two payment plans for paying tuition and the deposit with FACTS. The standard plan is 2 payments: a portion of tuition is due June 20th and the remainder is due December 20th. The alternative plan is 10 payments: 10% of tuition is due monthly April 20th through January 20th. Payments in each plan are calculated after the 9% deposit is paid. There is a $125 annual fee for the monthly payment plan, charged in September. The deposit required at the time of enrollment is applied toward tuition due in either tuition plan.
In keeping with the Quaker principles of equality and diversity, Sandy Spring Friends School seeks a student body that represents varied economic backgrounds. Our financial aid program and our various payment options strive to help make attending Sandy Spring Friends School a reality for as many families as possible.
Applying For Financial Aid
Prospective and current families seeking financial assistance are asked to submit an application through Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS). Please note that this service does not provide a source of funding – their role is to provide our Financial Aid Committee with an estimated family contribution (EFC) towards the tuition costs. The Financial Aid Committee uses this EFC as a tool in determining an appropriate grant allocation for each student while keeping within an overall financial aid budget established each year. Sandy Spring Friends School will make the final determination for financial assistance.
For more information about TADS and the Financial Aid Assessment process, please see the TADS Financial Aid Assessment & Your School PDF with an introduction and answers to frequently-asked questions on the TADS website.
Director of Financial Aid & Enrollment Development
Financial Aid Application Deadlines
Current Families: December 1
New Families: January 15