Variable Tuition Program
As an expression of Grace’s mission of diversity and inclusion, we are changing tuition and financial aid as we’ve known it. In fact, we are changing tuition and aid as Metro DC independent schools have known it. New for fall 2018, Grace is replacing our financial aid program with a Variable Tuition Program. Rather than offer financial aid packages to families, we will offer a range of tuitions. Our ideal is that each family’s tuition -- a figure that represents the portion of the full cost of a Grace education that a family is required to pay -- be in line with what that family can afford to contribute.
Sample Variable Tuition Ranges Using 2017-2018 Tuition Rates
Grace anticipates that the annual household income
of families to whom we offer a Variable Tuition rate
may range from around $40,000 to around $280,000
“Grace’s mission, since our founding in 1960, has been to create a school for Greater Washington where everyone feels like they belong. We believe our school community is stronger when it reflects the diversity surrounding us. We are impelled by our mission and our morals to welcome students and families of varying financial means as equal partners in the project of educating Grace students.”
Jennifer S. Danish, Head of School
Frequently Asked Questions
How to Apply, Due Dates, and Decision Notifications
To submit an application for Variable Tuition, families should go to the TADS website and choose the first option called "Financial Aid Assessment." You will be prompted to create a TADS account or to sign in using your existing TADS account information.
For returning families: Returning families must reapply through the TADS system by Monday, January 8, 2018 by 5:00 pm. Decisions for the 2018-2019 school year will be communicated to returning families in early February 2018 before re-enrollment contracts are due.
For new families: Variable Tuition applications are due by Friday, February 2, 2018 at 5:00 pm. Although admission and Variable Tuition decisions are made separately, we let families know about both decisions simultaneously so that they can make informed choices.