Financial Aid

CDA utilizes the online services of Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) to process financial aid applications. Only reenrolling families are eligible for assistance. These need-based awards average $1000 per student. 

Families interested in applying for financial aid for the 2019-2020 academic year, should reenroll during the month of January and submit the FAST application (click the button on the top right of this page) by the mid-February deadline (TBD). If you miss this deadline, a second round of awards may be offered as funds allow. Please contact the finance office if you have any questions.

Financial Aid Note:

FAST does not decide whether financial assistance will be given or how much to give; rather FAST provides a need-based financial aid analysis service which includes a recommendation of what a family should reasonably contribute toward tuition. All information from FAST is kept confidential. Results are reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee and award offers are typically made in early March. A second round of awards is made if funding allows. There is a $45 application fee.

Resources

List of 6 items.

  • Book Fees for Core Classes with In-Class Distribution or Online Textbooks

    All students in grades with core classes that have book fees for classroom distributed materials and online textbooks will be billed for those fees at the time of enrollment/reenrollment.  The cost of the book or materials will be listed on both the enrollment covenant and the annual book list.  Core classes with an option will be billed through the elective process when parents select the core option. These classes include HS language, 11th and 12th grade science and 12th grade math.  If a student withdraws from a core class that has a book fee prior to the first day of class, the book fee will be refunded. If they withdraw after the first day of class, the book fee will be non-refundable.  
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program

    The Tuition Reimbursement Program is designed to protect a portion of the tuition investment for families who have enrolled and paid partial tuition, but find themselves unable to attend Coram Deo Academy for one of the following reasons:
    1. A move greater than 50 miles from a CDA campus
    2. A death in the immediate family
    3. A major illness in the immediate family
    4. A job loss
    Families enrolled in the program pay 1.5% of core tuition which will be added to the total tuition bill. Participation in the program is optional for families who pay annually or in two payments. Families who pay monthly must participate in the program.

    To request tuition reimbursement, families must submit to the Finance Department the reason for withdrawal. If it meets the Tuition Reimbursement Plan criteria, families receive a refund up to 60% of core tuition prorated for the number of days of school attended. This amount will be applied to any outstanding tuition balance and after meeting all financial obligations to the school, any additional amount will be refunded via check. Annual and two-payment families must decide on their participation in the program at the time of enrollment or re-enrollment and cannot add coverage at a later date. Electives are not covered by the Tuition Reimbursement Program.
     
    CDA incurs expenses for faculty, staff, and facilities on an annual basis and must fulfill its obligations. Therefore, the academy cannot afford to refund tuition or cancel unpaid obligations if a student is withdrawn for other reasons than those covered by the Reimbursement Plan. Your financial obligation to CDA is for the full annual tuition as stated in the enrollment covenant.

    PAYMENT PLAN CHANGES
    CDA offers payment options of payment in full, payment in two payments, and a monthly installment plan. Tuition insurance is optional for the one and two payment plans.  Individuals choosing to pay their tuition in full need to elect whether or not they want to purchase tuition insurance at the time of enrollment.  They cannot change their election at the later date.  Families choosing to make their tuition payment in two installments can elect to change from a two payment plan (with or without insurance) to monthly installments before the due date of their second payment.  At that time, they will be required to add tuition insurance.  If they did not have tuition insurance at the time of their first payment, only 50% of their tuition will be eligible for the tuition insurance benefit, if needed. 
  • Campus or Program Change Fee

    After August 1st, if students change (with Administration approval) campuses, from T/TH to M/W or from 5-Day to Signature program (M/W or T/Th), there will be a $250 change fee assessed to cover the administrative costs of such a change. 
  • Split Class Schedule Fee

    Students in grades 9-12 requesting a split schedule (classes on both M/W and T/Th) will be assessed a $250 Split Class Schedule Fee to cover the administrative costs of creating the customized schedules. Campus Administration may limit the options for these split schedules based upon class capacity and balancing of sections.
  • Withdrawal Policy

    Coram Deo Academy makes commitments to faculty, staff and facilities long before the start of a new school year. These annual obligations continue even if a child withdraws from the school. Therefore, when a student, either new or returning, enrolls by submitting an Enrollment Covenant, the family has entered into a legally binding contract and owes tuition for the entire school year. This is not intended to cause hardship for any family but is a necessary provision to insure the financial solvency of the school.
     
    Current students whose family plans are uncertain (such as a pending job transfer out of the area) should take this policy into consideration prior to reenrolling. In some cases, it may be advisable to reenroll after January 31 and incur the $250 Late Reenrollment Fee rather than committing to the full year’s tuition.
     
    The Tuition Reimbursement Program above may provide a safety-net for both CDA families and the Academy. Please read the plan carefully as 100% refund is not available. This plan is designed to protect families in the case of a midyear job change or move.
     
    Should a change in circumstances necessitate retracting your child's enrollment, please let your Principal know. An exit interview may be requested. To begin the formal withdrawal process, please contact the Admissions Coordinator at your campus and a Withdrawal Form will be generated in CDA Connect.

    Please note, however, formally withdrawing does not release you from the contractual agreement established in the Enrollment Covenant. The full tuition amount is due according to the posted schedule and prior to the release of student records. All financial accounts must be settled through the business office before any official records or transcripts will be released.
  • Electives Policy

    CDA electives are available to CDA Signature Program students at the published rate. Friday, afterschool, and athletic electives are included in the Five Day Program tuition. Summer and special electives such as the College Tour are not included in the tuition for Five Day students. Any elective drop and change fees apply to all students regardless of their Program.

    Coram Deo Academy makes contractual commitments to faculty, staff and facilities prior to the start of the new school year. Early registration assists the school in making wise decisions and preparing for our elective program. Therefore, the following policies are in place for all electives except summer and athletics:
     
    Dates (prior to the new school year)Drop/Change FeeRefund Policy
    Priority Elective Registration: January 1 - April 30No chargeFull Refund
    May 1 - July 31$25 per drop/change Full Refund
    August 1 - end of school year$25 change fee*No Refund

    *For any elective changes after August 1, if the old elective is less expensive than the new elective, the family will be charged the difference between the two electives in addition to the $25 change fee. If the old elective is more expensive than the new elective, families WILL NOT receive a refund of the difference, but the change fee will be waived.

    For summer and athletic electives, refunds for dropped electives are available up to the start of the elective. Families may be charged for any supplies, uniforms, etc. that were purchased for the student prior to the date the elective was dropped.

    Any drops or changes in a student’s elective will need to be completed by CDA staff. All requests should be sent to your School Director or designated staff member via email. Adjustments to your billing account may take up to two weeks.

    ELECTIVE CANCELLATIONS
    If an elective is cancelled, families will be contacted to see if they want to choose another elective without a change fee or a full refund of the cancelled elective.

    LATE ELECTIVE ADDITIONS
    For all-year electives added after the first quarter, the elective cost will be prorated as follows:
    • Added in Quarter 1: Not prorated
    • Added in Quarter 2: 75% of published elective rate
    • Added in Quarter 3: 50% of published elective rate
    • Added in Quarter 4: 25% of published elective rate

    BOOK FEES FOR CORE CLASSES
    Book fees for classroom distributed materials and online textbooks will be billed through elective registration.  The cost of the book or materials will be listed on the annual book list.  Classes without a Friday component will be billed for any book fees in August.  If a student withdraws from a core class that has a book fee prior to the first day of class, the book fee will be refunded. If they withdraw after the first day of class, the book fee will be non-refundable.
     
    CORE OPTIONS
    Families select core classes through elective registration when there are class options such as language and some science at the high school level.  Any changes in core option classes are not subject to a change fee.