Tuition & Financial Aid

The Crowden School Orchestra rehearses for our spring concert

2017-2018 Tuition

  • Grades 4–5: $23,250
  • Grades 6–8: $25,425

Payment Plan Options

  • Option 1: Two installments made via credit card or debit from your checking or savings account directly to FACTS Tuition Management Company.
  • Option 2: Ten Monthly installments, paid on the fifth or twentieth of each month via credit card or debit from your checking or savings account directly to FACTS Tuition Management Company. This includes a small deferred payment fee.

Financial Aid

Qualified students should apply to the Crowden School regardless of ability to pay full tuition.

The Crowden School budgets a significant fraction of revenue to financial assistance. As part of our commitment to musical talent, academic excellence, and distinction in the student body, the actual cost of a Crowden education is substantially more than the tuition we charge — approximately $2,200–$2,500 more per pupil — which is raised by tax-deductible donations from families, alumni, and friends of the school. We annually solicit contributions to close this gap and support the provision of financial assistance.

Assistance is based on musical and academic potential, the commitment of the student and parents, and the financial need of the family. To be eligible for consideration for financial assistance, you must complete and submit the financial aid application and required financial documents by the due dates below.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

The Crowden School uses FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment to process financial aid applications. All applications must be submitted electronically through the FACTS website. Incomplete financial aid forms will not be considered.

Deadlines

Returning Students

  • January 16, 2018: Completed Financial Aid Application with supporting documents
  • March 15, 2018: 2017 1040 Federal income tax return with attachments/schedules and W-2/1099 forms
  • February 2018: Decisions mailed

New Students

  • February 1, 2018: Completed Financial Aid Application with supporting documents
  • March 15, 2018: 2017 1040 Federal income tax return with attachments/schedules and W-2/1099 forms
  • March 15, 2018: Decisions mailed

Additional Required Documents

You must submit the following documents online to FACTS in addition to your completed application:

  • 2016 1040 Federal income tax return and W-2/1099 forms (due with application)
  • 2017 1040 Federal return with attachments/schedules and W-2/1099 forms (due by March 15, 2018)

Questions?

Questions about the school’s financial aid policy should be addressed to Elizabeth Tackett at 510.559.6910 ext. 122, or by email at admissions@crowden.org.

Policies

In the case of divorced or separated parents, the school requires that both parents complete and submit application forms to FACTS. The school will consider the assets of both parents before making any award, and will not be bound by the assertion that one parent has disclaimed responsibility for educational expenses. If either parent has remarried, we also consider the assets of the step-parent, bearing in mind, of course, the obligations of that step-parent to his or her children from previous commitments.

Awards are revised annually and provision of continued aid is based on yearly qualification, musical and academic growth, and adherence to the school's standards. Parents are obliged to inform the school if there is any significant change in the family's income level or eligibility for aid during the school year.

The Crowden Music Center is a member of EBISA (East Bay Independent Schools Association)and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, national and ethnic origin, religion, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Questions about the school’s Financial Aid Policy, should be addressed to Elizabeth Tackett at 510.559.6910 ext. 122, or by email at admissions@crowden.org.

The Crowden School

A coeducational day school for grades 4–8, the Crowden School provides a distinguished education with chamber music at its core.

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