Philadelphia Classical School is committed to providing an affordable education for a wide range of families. Tuition for the 2017-2018 school year will range from $2,000 to $12,400 per year.
PCS is using a method called tuition indexing, or sliding scale tuition, to determine the estimated family contribution to education. This ensures that, though different families pay different amounts, all families pay approximately the same percentage based on adjusted gross income. All financial aid is based on family need, the number of requests received, and the amount of financial aid funds that are available for a given school year.
The application and scholarship deadlines are as follows for the 2017-2018 school year:
- October 28, 2016 – Early Admissions Deadline – Application, Application Fee, and Financial Aid due.
- January 31, 2017 – Regular Admissions Deadline – Application, Application Fee, and Financial Aid due.
A third party organization TADS will be used to help make this determination. TADS applies standardized criteria to determine what amount of aid each family needs to pay for one year’s tuition. Philadelphia Classical School’s financial aid committee uses information from the TADS process to allocate the amount of financial aid available. The TADS Financial Aid Worksheet below, is designed to assist in completing the application.
The most helpful method to complete the process is to click the Financial Aid Worksheet link, print the document and gather all the numbers and paperwork necessary. By filling out the Financial Aid Worksheet first, the online TADS process will go much smoother and quicker. (Do not send the Financial Aid Worksheet to P.C.S. or TADS, this is simply to make the process easier for the applicant.)
As an organization we are committed to providing need based scholarships to at least 40% of our student population. We realize, though, that more than 40% might need assistance. Through grants, private donors and the OSTC program we plan to provide approximately 85% of our student population assistance ranging from 5% to 90% of the full cost.