Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition, Fees, and Discounts

2020-2021 tuition


First-time family fee
Paid one time upon enrollment of first child in family.


Field trip fee


Sibling discount

Per sibling if multiple siblings are enrolled.


Single payment discount

If tuition for the school year is paid in full by August 1.


Chicago Friends School is dedicated to keeping the access to our education as affordable as possible. Because of this, we do not leverage additional charges for the regular school program beyond those listed above. Before-school and after-school care and programs are available for additional fees.

Tuition Assistance and Scholarship

Chicago Friends School recognizes that a diverse and vibrant community is enriched by students of all income levels. We work to make a Chicago Friends School education affordable by all applicants.

Tuition assistance and scholarships are available in part due to the Patricia Moles Scholarship Fund. For more information on Patricia Moles, click here.

Our tuition assistance and scholarships are provided on a need-base which is calculated on the family’s income. Chicago Friends School does not consider religious affiliation, prior academic attainment, race, ethnicity, or gender information in tuition assistance applications.

Chicago Friends School uses FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment to help us evaluate requests for financial aid and scholarship. Families who wish to complete an application for tuition assistance and scholarship may go to There is a $35 non-refundable fee payable to FACTS.

If an applicant’s family would like to be considered for tuition assistance and scholarship, applications for tuition assistance and scholarship should be made in FACTS at the same time as the application for admission.

* Please share with admissions staff prior to applying for tuition assistance and scholarships.

FACTS works with nearly 5,000 educational institutions and more than a million families each year, helping them achieve their goals. They have been in business since 1986 and specialize in working with schools like ours. For more information about the company, feel free to visit their Web site at

Tuition and Fee Payment Options

Pay in full by August 1 ($500.00 discount applies).
Pay in two equal payments, due August 1 and January 1.
Pay in 10 equal payments, starting August 1 and due by the first of each month (last payment due by May 1). This payment plan is administered by an outside service, FACTS, and a small financing charge will be assessed by FACTS.

Families who are setting up 10 equal payments should sign up with FACTS for tuition payments by clicking here. After you’ve entered your initial information, Chicago Friends School will finalize the total payment based on your contract.

Other sections in Admissions

Online Admissions Application

Virtual Admissions Events

Admission Inquiries and Scheduling Tours

Admissions Process

Saving For Your Child's Education

Diversity and Inclusion

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