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Tuition Assistance and Affordability (K-12)

Philosophy and Impact

At San Diego Jewish Academy, we want to make our community affordable and accessible for all families—so more students can be part of a nurturing environment of excellent academics, with an ethos of social responsibility, and that embodies active Jewish living. Our Tuition Assistance and Affordability programs help to strengthen and grow our community.

In all honesty the Open Door program has completely changed our world…. I don’t think we would have been able to afford to send her there, without it. Now, seeing what a wonderful school it is, we are so grateful!

Open Door 2019/2020 Kindergarten Parent

Tuition Assistance and Affordability

Frequently Asked Questions:

Receiving Tuition Assistance is completely confidential; we understand that this can be a sensitive topic and respect your privacy. To begin your Tuition Assistance application, please click here. If you have questions regarding the Tuition Assistance application please contacts FAST at 877-326-3278. 

We have many programs that you may qualify for. Please click here for a full list of our Tuition Credits and Programs.

Yes. Through FACTS Management Company, San Diego Jewish Academy is able to provide a convenient, online method for tuition payments. SDJA payment options include payment in full, semi-annual, and monthly payments from checking, savings, or credit card account.

Please click here for our K-12 tuition.

Anyone applying for admission in K-12 can apply for Tuition Assistance or may qualify automatically for a number of our other Affordability programs. There is no income ceiling or minimum to qualify for Tuition Assistance. SDJA anticipates awarding $5 million in 2020/2021 in Tuition Assistance, credits, and scholarships.

Throughout the Tuition Assistance process, SDJA will consider all factors that impact a family’s financial situation, including other financial commitments and sacrifices, number of children, household income and more. Interested families must complete a Tuition Assistance application and provide all the necessary documentation.

No. Applicants are accepted for admission to SDJA on a need-blind basis. In other words, applying for Tuition Assistance will not affect the school’s acceptance of the student.

In general, yes. Families must complete the Tuition Assistance application process each year and submit the required documentation just as they did during the initial process. Given that a family’s financial picture remains relatively the same from year to year, a family can expect to have a similar amount of tuition assistance each year.

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Keri Copans
Director of Admissions

We wanted the Jewish education — that was really important. We toured the school before we knew about the tuition assistance and really liked it, and once we found out [tuition] was half price, that sealed the deal.

SDJA Parent

Experience our warm community, high quality education, and inspired and meaningful Jewish life. Again, reach out to begin a confidential conversation about how you can receive financial assistance to be a part of SDJA.