Our desire is that families committed to the philosophy and values of The Open School are able to attend. Because of that, we offer a personalized tuition through a Sliding Scale model. Your tuition will be set based on your family’s income and expenses, determined through a financial application process administered by TADS. You will be required to submit income verification and discuss your finances with our Bursar. Our top end tuition for 2023-2024 is $22,000 per student and the bottom end is $5,300 per student.
*Please do not apply for Sliding Scale until after your Admissions Visit*
To apply for the Sliding Scale, click here to fill out the form and provide the necessary supporting documentation. Please note: There is a $45/family fee to apply for the Sliding Scale. This fee is charged by TADS and is non-refundable.
Before filling out the application, we recommend using the TADS worksheet, which will help you to gather the needed information and documents and expedite the application process. You can find the worksheet and the application link below.
Parents have the option of making 10 or 12 monthly payments. The payment plan will be serviced by TADS, and parents will pay a $55 fee per year to set up the payment plan.
Families paying on a monthly plan must pay a down payment of 1/6 of total tuition before enrollment can begin.
For families with multiple eligible children, the Sliding Scale determines the total amount of tuition the family pays, not the tuition per child. If the family decides to enroll some of their children but not all, the tuition will be broken up so each child is assigned a tuition amount that is a percentage of the total the family can afford:
Note: If this formula would cause the tuition for the first child to go below the bottom end of the Sliding Scale, instead the first child will be assigned the bottom end of the Sliding Scale, and the total tuition will be higher if multiple children enroll. This may cause your tuition to be higher than what your financial application indicates you can afford.
Annual fee to make monthly payments – $55/year
Sliding Scale Application Fee – $45/year
Tuition Hardship Abatement Fund (THAF) fee – 2% of tuition/year
Late fee – $35