Investing in your child's future

At Roland Park Country School, we are committed to helping every family find a way to invest in the futures of their children.  Funds for financial aid are generated from endowment income, grants, and the generosity of many donors who have a particular interest in supporting students with financial need.  Our Financial Aid Committee awards grants based upon careful review of each family’s financial aid application and the recommendations of School and Student Services (SSS) by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).  As a result, financial aid grants reflect each family’s unique circumstances, vary in size, and may change from year to year depending upon the factors outlined below.  38% of Roland Park students receive financial assistance.
To provide our families with a clearer understanding of actual school year costs, below are additional fees and expenses that are not traditionally covered by tuition fees:

Affordable and accessible education is important to us.  For over 100 years, Roland Park Country School has been dedicated to making our educational opportunities available to remarkable and talented girls regardless of their family’s ability to pay.  The RPCS Financial Assistance Program is designed to establish a strong, balanced and diverse community of qualified students seeking a robust academic program, with additional comprehensive offerings and opportunities for personal growth.  Choosing to invest in an independent school for your daughter is a thoughtful process, and we are here to show you that your investment is a worthwhile one.

2018-2019 Tuition

6 weeks - 1 years old:
7:30 am - 6:00pm

Preschool: 
7:30 am - 12:30 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
 
$18,430


$13,080
$15,220
$17,900
Kindergarten & Junior 1:  
Grades 1st - 5th:
Grades 6th - 8th:
Grades 9th - 12th:  
$24,860
$28,640  
$29,990
$30,590

*No technology fee
*All software and software support is included, regardless of specialization
Factors Considered in Determining Financial Aid Awards
  • Awards are based both on the funds available and on each family’s need relative to the needs of others applying.
  • The Committee considers the finances of all family members including parents, step-parents, guardians, domestic partners, and other relatives when applicable.
  • Total family income, assets, expenditures, and economic lifestyle choices are included in financial aid calculations.
  • Roland Park Country School expects both parents of financial aid applicants to be employed full-time unless there are very young children at home or other circumstances preventing employment.
  • The Committee considers the impact of siblings enrolled in other tuition-charging institutions.
  • Roland Park Country School addresses the needs of its returning families prior to reviewing the needs of families with prospective students.
Financial Aid Policies 
Roland Park Country School abides by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Principles of Good Practice for Financial Aid Administration and the guidelines of the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS). Consistent with these principles and guidelines is that parents have an obligation to contribute financially to their child’s education to the extent that they are able to do so.
  • Every family, regardless of need, is asked to contribute a portion of tuition costs.
  • Divorced Parents Policy: In the case of divorce, both parents are required to complete a financial aid application regardless of custody or legal financial arrangements. The Financial Aid Committee will consider the assets of both parents before making any award decision. In situations where the custodial parent has remarried, the committee will also consider the assets of the step-parent within the context of the step-parent’s financial obligations to his or her own children.
  • Documentation Policy: The Financial Aid Committee requires financial documentation from parents, guardians, domestic partners, and step-parents before making any award decision. These individuals may submit their financial information together on one application, or they may choose to submit the required information by completing separate financial aid applications.
  • Full Pay Families Applying for Financial Aid in Subsequent Years: When families choose to enroll a student at Roland Park Country School and pay tuition in full, it is the School’s understanding and expectation that the family will continue to do so in subsequent years. If there is a significant, unanticipated change in a family’s financial circumstances after enrolling a student at RPCS, the Financial Aid Committee will consider a subsequent application for aid. The Committee will require submission of tax returns and supporting documentation from the current year. Unless a significant change can be demonstrated clearly in the required documentation, the family will not be eligible to receive financial aid.

Tuition Payment Options

We are committed to helping families find a way to make it work. Customizable payment plan options are available to help with your family's budget, ranging from a one-pay plan to monthly payment plans. Please call the Business Office for more details.
Our Process for Applying for Financial Aid:

Complete a Parents' Financial Statement (PFS)
 before January 2, 2019.

RPCS Supplementary Financial Assistance Form

Send a copy of your 2017 Federal Income Tax Form 1040 to the Financial Assistance Office by January 2, 2019, and a copy of your 2018 Tax Form by April 15, 2019.
 
Contact Jaleh Goodale, Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Assistance, with any questions. 410.323.5500 x3038 or goodalej@rpcs.org