Tuition assistance

As a Jewish school we believe strongly that every Jewish child deserves an excellent Jewish education. We do our utmost to provide tuition assistance for qualified families, while also recognizing that lost tuition revenue dramatically impacts our budget and increases our fundraising needs. We value all of our families and our students regardless of their ability to pay. The tuition assistance process is built on mutual trust and an understanding that we all are committed to our children and our school.

Denver Academy of Torah typically allocates approximately $700,000/per year to be awarded to families in need. Funds from the DAT Tuition Assistance Program are distributed only to families that truly qualify for assistance, as every dollar we give to families in need must be raised dollar-for-dollar from generous donors.

Award sizes vary based on family need and extenuating circumstances. 

Here are some additional details about minimums for families requiring the greatest amount of assistance:

Grades K-5

The tuition minimum is $1,670 per student per year per student in addition to applicable fees.  

Grades 6-8

The tuition minimum is $2,575 per student per year in addition to applicable fees.  

Grades 9-12

The tuition minimum is $5,150 per student per year in addition to applicable fees.  

Awards are granted through a methodical, transparent, and systematic process that takes into consideration each family’s specific financial circumstances. Tuition awards at the maximum level are extremely limited and are only awarded to families demonstrating the greatest level of need (i.e., typically those qualifying for the free or reduced lunch poverty standard).

Applying for Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance applications must be completed using FACTS, the leading provider of tuition management, grant and aid assessment (tuition assistance) and school payment processing. In order to be considered for any scholarship funds all families must complete the FACTS application. Here is how:

  • NEW FAMILIES: Create an account and complete the FACTS application by clicking here.
  • RETURNING FAMILIES: Log in through an existing ParentsWeb account and access FACTS from the left-hand scroll bar.

Please note that there is a $35 application fee, and families that have submitted applications by the deadline will receive priority. Funding is limited and may not be available after the deadline of February 7, 2019. If your 2018 tax return is not completed by February 7, 2019 please submit a copy of your tax return to FACTS as soon as possible but no later than April 16, 2019. Awards may be revoked if substantiating information is not submitted.

Following the February 7, 2019 deadline, the Tuition Assistance Committee finalizes all awards. The names of the members of the Tuition Assistance Committee are not shared publicly, and all information is confidential. Families will be notified of their award amount by March 2019.

Appeals to an award can be made only under the following circumstances:

  • Changes in job status
  • Birth of child or change in dependency status of an elderly family member
  • Medical issues
  • Bankruptcy or personal tragedy

Signed enrollment contracts are due on March 22, 2019. Enrollment contracts returned after March 22nd may be subject to a $100 late fee.

Questions?

For inquiries about Tuition Assistance, please contact Amy Berkowitz Caplan at acaplan@datcampus.org. For help with billing and payment concerns, please contact Kelley Schuler, kschuler@datcampus.org . 

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