Admissions

Tuition & Financial Aid

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Tuition

Tuition and fees for the following year are set by the FCS Board of Trustees each January.


For the 2021-2022 school year, FCS's all-inclusive tuition is:


K thru 4th grade:     $21,130
5th and 6th grades: $21,660
7th and 8th grades: $23,440

Several payment plans are available. Other fees and financial policies are described on the PDF 
Tuition and Fee Schedule.

Financial Aid

FCS offers modest amounts of financial aid based on relative need. Approximately 40% of FCS families receive aid. To meet the needs of as many families as possible, the maximum grant is 50% of tuition. Supplemental assistance may be available for Quaker families.

FCS uses TADS (Tuition Aid Data Services) to process financial aid applications using secure, encrypted data. TADS works with over 500 independent schools (including many Quaker schools) and has customized their formulae to reflect the philosophy and values of our school. Application data submitted to TADS is provided to FCS’ Financial Aid Committee, who makes all final award determinations. The process is confidential throughout.

Click the green TADS button on this page to access the financial aid application for 2022-2023.

Prospective Families:
  • The deadline for financial aid applications for the 2022-2023 school year is Friday, January 20, 2022. Visit TADS to apply.
Current FCS Families:
  • Returning FCS families must re-apply for financial aid each year. The deadline for financial aid applications for returning families for 2022-2023 is Wednesday, December 15, 2021. 

Enrollment

Re-Enrollment Agreements for returning students for the upcoming school year are offered to parents in the preceding winter.  Enrollment Agreements for students accepted to FCS for the upcoming school year will be offered to parents at the time of acceptance notification (early March). For families who qualify for financial aid, the financial aid award is included in the Agreement. To reserve a student's space for the upcoming FCS school year, the Enrollment/Re-Enrollment Agreement must be signed electronically by both parents/guardians and submitted with the non-refundable Enrollment Deposit by the indicated deadline.  

Parents/guardians are responsible for the full year's tuition, minus any financial aid offered, unless written notice of withdrawal is received before June 1, 2022. Optional tuition insurance is available.
FCS is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive educational community and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national or ethnic origin. We welcome and celebrate families of varied backgrounds.
Located in College Park, MD, Friends Community School is a progressive Quaker K-8 day school, founded on the belief that every child is a valued member of our community. We offer a challenging curriculum imbued with strong values of equality, integrity, community, environmental stewardship, simplicity and peaceful conflict resolution, rooted in our Quaker heritage.
Friends Community School
5901 Westchester Park Drive
College Park, Maryland 20740
301-441-2100