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It is our greatest wish that no child walks away from a James River Day School education for reason of cost. If you believe your resources are not sufficient to meet the full cost of tuition, please know that we will work with you to help make the James River experience affordable.

James River Day School is committed to a socioeconomically diverse student body and does not want finances to hinder qualified students from applying. James River Day School is proud to provide tuition assistance to over 27% of currently enrolled families. Tuition assistance is available at all grade levels. Anyone can apply. Awards are made separately from admission decisions and are strictly confidential.

How to Apply for Tuition Assistance
Complete the FACTS financial aid application at https://online.factsmgt.com/aid. You will be given the option to submit any additional information you feel is relevant at the end of the FACTS application.

If you need assistance, please contact Sarah Lesko at 434-384-7385. She will be happy to assist you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Will applying for tuition assistance hinder my child’s chances of getting into James River Day School?
A: Absolutely not; tuition assistance and admissions are separate processes.
Q: Do I make too much money to apply for assistance?
A: Income levels for families needing assistance range widely, and there is no specific maximum income level. Awards are based on a family’s individual circumstances and demonstrated needs. Regardless of your family income, if you think you would need assistance, please apply.
Q: If I apply for tuition assistance, do I need to have my current-year tax return done? (i.e.: Do I need my 2019 tax returns to apply in February 2020 for 2020-2021 school year assistance?)
A: No, you may upload your most recent complete tax returns for your tuition assistance application.