Flexible Tuition

We understand the long-term financial commitment families make when choosing to make the investment of a Jewish Day School education for their children. And we know that many families work hard to make it a financial priority.

Tuition and Fees for 2020-2021

We developed our flexible tuition program to make a Lerner School education affordable for all families. We want any family who believes in the importance of a Jewish Day School education for their children to be able to fulfill their hopes and dreams.

All families are required to contribute toward the cost of tuition and fees, and we encourage all prospective families to apply for Flexible Tuition so your unique needs and circumstances are best met.

Flexible Tuition

Nearly one half of Lerner School families currently receive Flexible Tuition. Flexible Tuition applications are reviewed annually. Applicants and returning students who are interested must apply each year with current financial information by the published deadlines for full consideration. Unless there is a significant change in a family’s financial situation, returning students who meet the application deadline can expect a similar leveled tuition throughout the years they apply.


Flexible Tuition is available for Elementary and 5-day Preschool students. (Please note that Preschool students who attend 3 days per week are not eligible for Flexible Tuition.) Eligibility for Flexible Tuition is based on the demonstrated financial need of our families, as determined by the Lerner School’s confidential and independent financial assessment service, FACTS.

To apply for flexible tuition

Step 1: Apply

Fill out the admissions application first (for new students only). Indicate your interest in learning more about our affordability programs on the application form.

Step 2: Register

Visit FACTSmgt.com to register your family’s account.

Step 3: Submit

Submit your Flexible Tuition application online to FACTS no later than Sunday, February 2, 2020 for full consideration. Applications completed after February 2nd will be considered in the order they are received.

Step 4: Review

FACTS will review your completed application and provide the Lerner School with a recommendation.

Step 5: Decision

Flexible Tuition decisions are determined in late February for returning students, and in March for new students. Parents will receive their unique tuition amount at that time.

Please contact our Finance and Operations Director, Eric Stultz for any questions or concerns you may have – business@lernerschool.org

All Flexible Tuition inquiries and applications are strictly confidential. The Lerner School will notify families of Flexible Tuition and admissions decisions together, although the processes for admissions and Flexible Tuition are independent of each other.
Our Flexible Tuition program is generously supported by the Durham-Chapel Hill Jewish Federation, the Leon Levine Foundation, and two endowment funds: the Sam Fuchs Endowment for Financial Aid and the Albert and Adeline Gelb Fund.
The Lerner School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin in admissions, financial scholarship, or any school administered programs.