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Tuition and Tuition Assistance
Tuition for the 2017-2018 school year by grade is as follows:
|Pre-K - Fifth||$28,575|
|Sixth - Eighth||$29,300|
At Chinese American International School, we are firmly committed to maintaining a diverse and vibrant community whose members embrace the school’s mission and our unique dual language immersion program. We carefully seek families that can both draw from and contribute to our culture. We are committed to supporting both our own families with tuition assistance awards as well as providing tuition assistance to new families. Awards are applied towards tuition, including deposit. Awards, when represented as a percentage of full tuition, can also be applied to reduce cost of after school care, enrichment classes, International Program fees and summer camp.
Tuition assistance awards are based solely on financial need. Such need is defined most simply as the difference between the school’s fees, and the amount which a family can reasonably afford. Eligibility is determined by an independent review organization (link to FAST application) as well as our Tuition Assistance Committee. Applying for tuition assistance does not bear weight in the admissions process. Applicant families that are given an offer of enrollment will concurrently receive the tuition assistance award decision letter.
We encourage families to apply for financial assistance even if the financial need is only modest. Awards can take various forms and we often work together with families to tailor flexible payment schedules or to craft a combination of fee reduction and a customized payment schedule.
For the 2016-2017 school year, 16% of families received tuition assistance. Awards totaled $1.45 million and ranged from $3,500 to $26,000.
The Tuition Assistance Policy at CAIS and an introduction to the FAST Tuition Assistant Application process are available for download as PDFs below.
TuitionAssistancePolicy2016-17.pdf 56.49 KB
FASTIntro2017_18forApplicant.pdf 66.44 KB