An independent school education is an investment in your child’s future. At Aurora, we understand that affording independent school tuition in addition to the cost of living in the Bay Area can be challenging for some families.
We are committed to making Aurora affordable and accessible to as many families from a broad range of economic circumstances as possible. We devote approximately 18-21% of our operating budget to tuition assistance, with 37% of Aurora families (42% of students) receiving some level of aid. While every family at Aurora is expected to pay a portion of their tuition, we do not expect the level of tuition remission to be the same for everyone.
We believe each family’s financial situation is unique, and Aurora’s Tuition Assistance Committee takes care to consider every application thoughtfully and intentionally. If your family finds the cost of tuition a potential obstacle to attending Aurora, we encourage you to apply for financial aid even if you think you may not qualify.
18-21% of Aurora’s revenue is allocated to financial aid
Annual Tuition and Fees
Annual Volunteer Commitment
General Admissions Deadlines
2018-2019 Academic Year
Priority Admission Application Deadlines*
*Although Aurora has a priority application deadline each January, we accept applications for admission on a rolling basis.
Financial Aid Priority Deadlines*
*Although Aurora has a priority application deadline each January, we accept applications for Financial Aid on a rolling basis.
42% of our students receive a financial aid award
Financial Aid FAQs
How is financial aid awarded?
What is Aurora’s school code for the School and Student Services website?
How exactly is my family’s estimated tuition contribution calculated?
Will applying for financial aid affect my child’s chances of being admitted to Aurora?
Do we have to reapply for financial aid every year?
I cannot complete my tax returns in time to meet the financial aid application deadline. What should I do?
What if I have children at other tuition charging schools?
Do you take into consideration both parents’ income if we are divorced or do not live together?
How do you treat our application if one parent does not work?
I work for myself and my income can vary each year. Does this impact my application?
When will I be notified of my award?
Are there payment plans available?
Families at Aurora may choose among three payment options:
- Annual – one payment due by May 1 or the time of enrollment
- Semi-Annual – two installments are due on May 1 and December 1
- Monthly – ten installments on the 5th of the month from May through February. There is a 5% carrying fee for this payment plan