tuition and financial aid


With the announcement from our Board of Trustees that our tuition will remain at $28,700 for the 2020-2021 school year, we wanted to outline for you the process for applying for financial assistance: 


The process to follow if you would like to apply for financial assistance:


  • Click here to fill out School and Student Services online financial aid application (otherwise known as the SSS form). This is something that must be completed annually. 

  • Send the RCS Business Office a copy of your 2019 tax return when it is completed. We will need completed tax returns. We will not wait to offer you financial assistance, but we will need a copy of your tax returns for audit purposes. If there is a discrepancy between the two resources, it may impact your contract. 


Please know that we understand that sometimes there are extenuating circumstances that may compromise your ability to follow these strict guidelines. Our goal is to always work with you. We just ask that you communicate with us. 

We are excited to offer the following discounts to our families:


  1. $250 discount if there is a payment in full.

  2. Sibling discount: 10% off the tuition off the second child; 15% off the tuition of the third child

  3. $500 referral discount if your family refers a student who enrolls in our school

  4. $500 discount if your child’s Run for Radcliffe Team raises more than $2,500

  5. $1,000 Head of School Scholarship for new students coming from Little Creek and area preschools.


Thank you for allowing us the privilege of educating your child. 

Please do not hesitate to contact Radcliffe Creek's Director of Finance, Brittanie Collier.


Should school no take place on our physical campus, parents will receive a 10% credit per trimester for the following year. This 10% credit will be only given over the $15,000 cost for online learning.

Financial Aid information

Radcliffe Creek School offers a Financial Assistance Program. All financial assistance is given on the basis of demonstrated family need and the availability of funds. For the 2018-2019 school year, Radcliffe Creek School gave out more than $450,000 in financial aid and 60 percent of the population received assistance. Radcliffe Creek School uses the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) form from Princeton, NJ for the determination of need. Families considering financial aid must complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) portion of the SSS form, which can be found online here.

Decisions involving admissions and financial assistance are made separately. Once the Admissions Committee has selected your child for admission to Radcliffe, and if you have completed all the necessary steps to apply for financial assistance, you will receive an enrollment contract that specifies the amount of financial assistance that your child will receive, if any, and the amount of tuition that you are responsible for paying.


Financial aid awards are made for one year and will not be given in excess of demonstrated financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Committee after reviewing your SSS form.


Applications for Financial Aid must be renewed each year.

Outside Resources

Your Tuition Solution is a low-cost financing option specifically designed to help families afford private education. Benefits include; generous loan limits, easy application process and quick credit approval. For more information, contact Your Tuition Solution at 1-866-308-0678 or online at

529 Tax-Advantage Savings Plan

Starting in 2018, the new tax code allows $10,000 in annual tax-free 529 account withdrawals for tuition payments for students enrolled in independent schools. As with all issues related to tax matters, each family's circumstances are unique. We recommend you to consult an accountant, financial advisor, or tax attorney for how you might use these savings to pay for a Radcliffe education.

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