Affording a Bright Education
We know tuition, fees, fundraisers and other activities can add up for families, and we have several methods to help families budget and plan for these expenses.
This year, Bright School is providing about $300,000 in financial aid. Any family may apply for financial aid through a third-party online service called FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment. About 15 percent of our families currently receive financial aid. Visit our Financial Aid page.
Tuition Payment Plans
Through FACTS, families can break up tuition into two, three and as many as 10 monthly payments a year. FACTS can withdraw the money directly from your banking account or from a credit card. There is a $500 deposit for junior pre-K and a $1,000 deposit for pre-K through fifth grades. For new students, the deposit is due with the enrollment contract two weeks after your child is accepted. For current students, the deposit holds your child’s spot each year and is paid through FACTS each February. No tuition will be due in February if you choose the 10-month plan. There are administrative fees associated with using FACTS: $30 for two payments, $60 for three payments, and $140 for 10 payments.
Below are estimated 10-month payments (including a $140 administrative fee) based on tuition for 2017-18. The deposit is applied toward tuition for the year:
Junior Pre-Kindergarten (3 days a week; regular hours 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.): $5,300/year or $494/month
Junior Pre-Kindergarten (5 days a week; regular hours 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.): $7,600/year or $724/month
Pre-Kindergarten (regular hours 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.): $10,450/year or $959/month
Grades K-5 (regular hours 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.): $15,160/year or $1,430/month
Tuition includes lunch every day for grades pre-K through fifth. Supply fees, which include all school supplies, also are paid through FACTS, and field trips may be paid separately or up front at the beginning of the year.
Credit Card Payments
Also, available to our families is the option to pay tuition via credit card through the use of this program. (Credit Card payments may incur an additional processing fee.) To take advantage of this convenient method of a credit card payment, simply call FACTS at 1.800.233.1096 and use the following FACTS ID number: 2521. FACTS provides a better way for us to more efficiently manage the tuition and/or fee collection process while offering convenience to our families.