Flexible Tuition

Eligibility for Flexible Tuition:

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.

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 to pay a similar percentage of tuition each year they apply.

Applying for Flexible Tuition

Step 1: Apply

Fill out the admissions application first (for new students only). Visit FACTSmgt.com to apply and create your family’s account.

Step 2: Submit

Submit your Flexible Tuition application online to FACTS. Applications are being considered on a case by case basis and 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 Admissions Director, Deborah Kleinman with any questions or concerns you may have – deborah@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.