Tuition & Financial Assistance

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Tuition

Tuition for the 2020-21 school year is $15,000 for grades 3-5 and $24,500 for grades 6-8. Tuition includes all classroom materials, books, and field trips. Tuition does not include retreats, tours, or camps.

Before & After Care

Before and after school care is available to enrolled students. Before care is offered at no additional cost and is available from 7:30am until the start of school. After care is available from 4-6pm, and is $10/day flat rate when pre-paid, $20/day flat rate drop-in.

529 plan funds now accessible for K-12 tuition

We thought you might like to know, as of 2018, tax laws changed making 529 plan funds available for K-12 tuition. The term "qualified higher education expense" includes up to $10,000 in annual expenses for tuition in connection with enrollment or attendance at an elementary or secondary public, private, or religious school.

Find out more about how you can use a 529-plan.

How to apply for financial aid

To apply for financial aid, you must complete a Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) on the School and Student Services Financial Aid website, and submit tax returns (see deadlines below). Both natural parents and stepparents must complete a PFS.

The process to apply for Financial Aid is outlined in this document that you can download.

Pacific Boychoir Academy Code for filing PFS: 3914

Contact our Administrative Director, Johanna Ortis, at 510-652-4722, x1 or via email if you have trouble filing online, or if you have any questions.

Continue to scroll down this page to see additional guidelines for completing the Parents' Financial Statement.

Guidelines for the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS)

Along with most independent schools in the United States, Pacific Boychoir Academy uses the forms and methodology of the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) to evaluate financial aid applicants' ability to pay tuition. SSS and The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) together sponsor this service.

Carefully and closely follow the instructions. Be sure to explain all application items for which a required explanation is indicated and describe any special circumstances in the item for comments and explanations. Please contact us if you have questions rather than submitting a form with possibly incorrect or incomplete information, as this could delay or prevent your receipt of funds.

Parental divorce, separation or remarriage is a complex matter for financial aid. Pacific Boychoir Academy considers the finances of both natural parents. If a parent has remarried, we also consider the stepparent, bearing in mind the stepparent's obligation to his or her own natural children. In those cases, each natural parent (and his or her current spouse) must complete a PFS. All information is kept in strict confidence. One parent's information is never revealed to the other when natural parents are not married.

Please contact Johanna Ortis, Administrative Director, at 510-652-4722, x1 or via email to discuss special circumstances.

Financial Aid Deadlines

Priority access to financial aid funds will be granted to those applicants that completed the Financial Aid application process prior to the January 31, 2020 deadline. Late applications will be considered as available funding allows.

2019 tax forms should be uploaded to the School and Student Service Financial Aid website by February 14, 2020, including a copy of your 2019 Federal Income Tax return (1040), with all schedules and attachments, and your 2019 W-2 forms.

Do not send tax forms to Pacific Boychoir Academy.

Scholarship Opportunities

Musicianship Scholarship

Pacific Boychoir Academy is proud to offer a musicianship scholarship to qualified candidates that offers an annually recurring 50% tuition reduction.

Please review our scholarship offerings to see if your child might qualify.

Contact Janelle Geistlinger, our Admissions & Recruiting Director with any questions at 510-652-4722, x6.

Academic Merit Scholarship

Pacific Boychoir Academy is proud to offer an academic merit scholarship to qualified candidates that offers an annually recurring 50% tuition reduction.

Please review our scholarship offerings to see if your child might qualify. Contact Janelle Geistlinger, our Admissions & Recruiting Director with any questions at 510-652-4722, x6.