Admission

Tuition & Affording FVS

We work with you to help make a Fountain Valley School education within reach.
Financing an independent school education for your child is a significant investment and one that pays dividends for a lifetime. We understand that for most families, tuition is a financial commitment that requires careful planning, and that each family’s financial picture is different.

On average, we award $2.8 million in scholarships and financial aid to our students. Our goal is to attract talented, deserving students, and to be accessible to all families. It is Fountain Valley School of Colorado's expectation that families contribute to the cost of their child’s education at the highest level possible.

Many factors are taken into account when assessing a family’s financial need, and your admission counselor can discuss the two different forms of financial assistance that are offered: need-based financial aid and merit-based Summit Scholarships.

Tony Wang '17

FVS not only pushed me to pursue my passion and follow my voice, but it also urged me to try new things and explore new and uncharted territory. I am extremely grateful for my experience and for the connections and relationships I built with the lovely people there.

Tuition Costs

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  • Boarding Students

    $61,500
  • International Boarding

    $63,750
    *students requiring an F1 student visa
  • Day Students

    $30,500

2020-21 Additional & Optional Fees

Fee Name
2020-2021 Fee
Academic Skills Instructional Program Fee (limited enrollment):
$6,250
Miscellaneous Fees (including Interim, room key deposit, supplies and allowance, and personal athletic equipment):
$2,300-6,800
Skiing:
$350/season (not including ski pass or equipment rental)
Horseback Riding:

$50-500/month
Hockey Team:
$3,000/program + travel fee of $2,500
Outdoor Education:
$350/season
Climbing:
$350/season
Mountain Biking:
$350/season
Testing (AP, ACT, SAT, PSAT) Fee: 
$15-100/test
Books:
Books are ordered separately by the family either from MBS Direct or other sources. The total cost for books can range from $400-$1,700.
International Student Health Insurance:
ISM Insurance (preferred vendor)
$1,500-2,500 per year (approx.)







Financial Aid

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  • How to Apply For Financial Aid - U.S. Residents

    Either communicate with your admission counselor that you are interested in applying for financial aid or check the "Requesting Financial Aid" box on the inquiry form or the common application you fill out.
    -Create a profile on the School and Student Services website.
    -Fill out the Parent Financial Statement form and upload the following documents:
         -Current W2s or Earning Statements
         -Last year's tax returns
    -Send your admission counselor a financial narrative outlining your financial situation from your perspective.
     
  • How to Apply For Financial Aid - Non U.S. Residents

    -Either communicate with your admission counselor that you are interested in applying for financial aid or check the "Requesting Financial Aid" box on the inquiry form or the common application you fill out.
    -Create a profile on the School and Student Services website.
    -Upload current/translated income/asset documentation and earning statements.
    -Complete the International Student Financial Aid Profile.
     
  • Items To Remember

    It's important for Fountain Valley to understand each family's financial situation as they are unique.  Please keep in mind the following areas:

    •Employment: We assume each parent in the family will work to help pay for their child's education unless there are elementary-age children in the household. Parents who are not working should be prepared to explain why and to understand that FVS may assign an income for a non-working parent when determining a family's financial need.
    •Marital Status: FVS will consider the financial resources of both legal parents—even if separated or divorced—if they share custody, despite an assertion that only one parent assumes financial responsibility. FVS reserves the right to consider both parents in assessing the family's financial need. When applying for financial aid, all parents involved, if custody is shared, must fill out the necessary financial aid paperwork.
    •Confidentiality: This process is completely confidential and the information obtained will remain with the admission office and the financial aid committee.
    •Timeline of Award: The financial aid committee makes awards based on the data they have collected. Once an award has been made, that award will stay with the student for the time they are a student at FVS. We reserve the right to adjust an award if the family's need level has changed based on the submission of their newest tax documents the following spring.
  • Financial Aid Timeline

    October 1: Portal opens for you to create your profile on School and Student Services.
    February 15: Deadline to have your financial aid file complete
    March 10: Financial aid awards communicated to families
    After April 10: Financial aid applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

COVID-19 Enrollment FAQ

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  • What will happen if I sign my enrollment agreement and I am unable to pay tuition? Does tuition refund insurance apply?

    Tuition insurance claims may be made when you withdraw your child from school and then only after meeting the requirements set forth by the company that offers the insurance. While financial hardship is included in covered losses, it requires that your child withdraw from school. Further details can be found here. If you are uncertain about your ability to pay tuition, please reach out to us to discuss options
  • Are there payment plans for tuition?

    • Yes. The school offers four different options for payment of tuition and accepts credit cards with a 2.5% service charge. 
    • Plan A: 1 payment due July 1. This option includes Tuition Refund Insurance provided by a third party that costs 3% of your total tuition and is billed by the school. 

    • Plan B: 1 payment due July 1. This option DOES NOT include Tuition Refund Insurance.

    • Plan C: 2 payments made on July 1 and Nov 1. This option incurs a $350 deferred payment fee and requires Tuition Refund Insurance (TRI), which is provided by a third party. TRI costs 3% of your total tuition and is billed by the school. The cost of TRI and the deferred payment fee are due with the July 1 payment. 

    • Plan D: 10 tuition payments starting May 1. This option incurs a $650 deferred payment fee and requires Tuition Refund Insurance (TRI), which is provided by a third party. TRI costs 3% of your total tuition and is billed by the school. The cost of TRI and the deferred payment fee are due with the July 1 payment.
  • May I apply for financial aid mid-year?

    The school determines a budget for financial aid each year and allocates it in its entirety when enrollment offers are sent out to maximize the benefit for as many students as possible. For this reason, we cannot allocate new or additional financial aid mid-year. However, if your financial situation has changed, please reach out to us to discuss your situation.
  • What if my child is not able to obtain an F1 visa or unable to travel to school due to a government-imposed travel ban?

    If either of the above scenarios takes place prior to the start of the school year, your full deposit and any tuition paid for the coming year will be refunded in full minus any administrative costs such as wire transfer fees. FVS will offer a distance learning option specifically for international students who are unable to attend FVS in person. 
  • Should my child enroll and not be able to complete the year due to a resurgence of COVID-19, will my tuition be refunded? Does tuition refund insurance apply?

    Similar to the above scenarios, in the event of a renewed threat to public health from COVID-19, the School will follow guidance from local, state, and national authorities as it is doing now to make informed, intentional decisions and adapt programming as necessary. We have every hope that the coming school year will proceed as planned. Should this change, the school will evaluate the situation and communicate in a timely manner.
  • If I still have questions, or I am unsure of how to proceed, what should I do?

    Should you have concerns or hesitations about completing your enrollment agreement, please reach out to us to begin a dialogue by emailing admission@fvs.edu or calling Jesse Fortney at 719-391-5297. We are here to help and welcome your questions and concerns.

Contact the Office of Admission

Main Telephone: 719-391-5251
Email: admission@fvs.edu

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  • Photo of Jesse Fortney

    Jesse Fortney 

    Director of Advancement / Acting Director of Enrollment Management
    719-391-5252
  • Photo of O'Neal Turner

    O'Neal Turner 

    Senior Associate Director of Admission and Director of Financial Aid
    719-391-5338
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