Applying for Flexible Tuition

Flexible tuition is available on the basis of demonstrated need for applicants in grades K-12.

If you believe that your resources are not sufficient to meet the total costs of a Spartanburg Day School education, you are encouraged to apply for flexible tuition.

This page provides an overview of the flexible tuition process, frequently asked questions, as well as important deadlines. If you have any questions, please call or e-mail the Admissions Office. Thank you for considering a Spartanburg Day School education for your family.

Flexible Tuition Process

Applying for Flexible Tuition

Spartanburg Day School works with FACTS, a third party organization, to provide the school with a confidential statement of need based upon the information submitted in the flexible tuition application.

  • Students must complete the application for admission process, be accepted to the school and complete enrollment prior to applying for flexible tuition.
  • There is a $40 fee to complete the FACTS application.
  • Flexible tuition decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation or ethnic origin.
  • Flexible tuition amounts are determined on the basis of the need of the family.
  • The flexible tuition process is confidential.
  • The parents of each applicant must re-apply annually.

Flexible Tuition - Required Supporting Documents

FACTS requires the following documents of all flexible tuition applicants to determine financial need:

  • Copy of your most recent 1040 income tax returns with original signatures
  • Business/Farm Statement and Corporate Tax Return/Schedule C/Schedule F (as needed)
  • Copy of W-2 Forms
  • Copy of most recent pay stub

Payment Schedules

A deposit of $1,000 is required at the time of enrollment. This amount is credited to the total tuition due. Families who are applying for flexible tuition pay a reduced deposit of $500, which is refundable if the flexible tuition award is not substantial enough for the child to attend.

There are two payment plans to pay the remainder of tuition:
  • An 12-month payment plan, or
  • A full tuition plan, paid by June 15. (Please note that families who pay in full by June 15 receive a financial incentive.)

Important Dates and Deadlines

Flexible tuition applications and all supporting documentation for new families must be submitted by March 6.

Decisions about awards are made by the beginning of April. New families have two weeks to formally accept the award within the FACTS system.

Annual Renewal

Flexible tuition amounts are determined annually. Each year, parents must re-apply for flexible tuition through FACTS by the March 6 deadline.

Unless there is a significant change in annual income or available assets, parents can normally expect a similar flexible tuition amount from year to year if the student's performance at the Day School meets the expectations of the Flexible Tuition Committee.

Expenses to Anticipate

In addition to tuition, students will have a few additional expenses, depending on their grade level. Personal expenses vary from student to student. Lunch is an optional expense at all grade levels and costs about $5 per day. The following provides an estimate of yearly expenses:

  • Lower School: $25-$125 (field trips)
  • Middle School: $100-$500 (books, technology)
  • Upper School: $450-$700 (books, technology)

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In 2015, 38% of the student population received a flexible tuition. The average award was $8,200.