FINANCIAL AID (Tuition Assistance)


We strive to make an RCDS education possible for families who have a demonstrated financial need. We offer need-based tuition assistance using TADS as a guide for achieving equity in measuring family qualification.

Our maximum aid award covers 80% of tuition.

All fees or costs for after-school programs, field trips, busing, and other incidentals are the responsibility of families.The application process requires the completion of an online form through the TADS website ( and a $250 non-refundable commitment deposit (which is applied to tuition when you enroll).

The school is committed to helping families with demonstrated financial need and has a very generous program supported by our board of trustees. However, we are not able to award tuition assistance to every family who applies. Awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) provides a framework through which household need can be measured fairly and equitably. Recommendations from TADS are used by the Rockland Country Day School to award tuition assistance in accordance with its policies to determine the award amount. The school will mail final award notices to families.


Applications for tuition assistance may be completed online at

A $34.00 processing fee is made payable to TADS. Failure to pay the processing fee may delay the evaluation.

The following supporting documentation must be submitted to TADS via mail or fax.

  • Household members’ most recently completed federal tax forms (personal and businesses owned)
  • W-2′s from each job held by household members
  • Most recent pay stub from each job held by household members
  • Documents that establish the amount of miscellaneous monthly or yearly income you currently receive (i.e., welfare, food stamps, unemployment, alimony, workers’ compensation, etc.,)
  • All corporate, partnership, and trust forms if a household member owns 20% or more interest in a corporation, partnership or trust
You may contact TADS for assistance completing the application or to check application status. TADS does not have award information.
Tuition for 2016-2017

Pre-K:           $ 15,900.00*
Grades K – 4: $ 26,000.00
Grades 5 – 8: $ 30,150.00
Grades 9 – 12:$ 33,050.00

*(maximum financial aid awarded is 25%)
Rockland Country Day School   34 Kings Highway Congers, NY 10920   Tel: 845-268-6802
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