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.

2023-24 Tuition Costs

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  • Boarding Students

  • International Boarding

    *students requiring an F1 student visa
  • Day Students


Additional & Optional Fees

Academic Skills Instructional Program Fee (limited enrollment):
Miscellaneous Fees (including Interim, Wellness Center, supplies, and personal athletic equipment):

(Average Interim cost: 9th grade $625, 10-12th graders $2,150)
Horseback Riding:

Testing (AP, ACT, SAT, PSAT) Fee: 
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

    Fountain Valley School Tuition Assistance is designed to make an FVS education possible for all families based on demonstrated financial need and the availability of funds. FVS is proud to use the Clarity Application to determine a family’s level of financial need based on the information that families share in the application which includes assets, income, expenses, and debts.

    To get started, please go to the Clarity Application and create an account. The application typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete. The Clarity Application is also mobile-friendly so you can complete it from anywhere. You are also able to save your progress and return at any time. At the end of the application, there is a $60 fee to submit, and you can share your application with additional schools that accept the Clarity Application for no additional charge.
    Please remember to return to your dashboard after you complete and submit your Clarity Application, as Fountain Valley School requires you to upload additional tax documentation including Form 1120, 1120S, 1065 and Income Verification for International Families, if these documents apply to your family.

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    The deadline for completing the financial aid application including relevant supplemental documents is January 15, 2024 for Early Action Applicants and February 15, 2024 for Regular Decision Applicants.

    If you need support during the process of completing your application, there is in-app support available through the “Help” button in the bottom left of the screen, as well as email and phone support at or 206-210-3752, in both English and Spanish. The application itself is also fully translated into Spanish. 
  • 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

    September 1: Portal opens for you to create your profile on Clarity Application
    December 30: Deadline for Early Action applicants
    February 1: Priority financial aid deadline (includes Returning FVS families)
    After March 10: Financial Aid applications will be considered if aid remains available


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  • The Head's Scholarship

    Recipients of The Head’s Scholarship will be awarded their grant amount for their four (4) years as an FVS student. During their time at FVS, Head’s Scholarship recipients are expected to be leaders in the community, making positive contributions to the School while serving as models for their peers in academics, athletics, residential life, and co-curricular activities.

    *Colorado Head's Scholarships are awarded to boarding candidates who live more than a 60-minute drive from campus

    The deadline for consideration for the Head's Scholarship is Dec. 15, with interviews held Jan. 5-7. Scholarship decisions are released on Jan. 10. Acceptance of the scholarship is due by Jan. 24.

  • How to Apply for the FVS Summit Scholarship

    Fountain Valley School offers merit based scholarships that range from $5,000 - $30,000 per year.

    All applicants who are interested in the Summit Scholarship are required to submit the SSAT, PSAT, ACT or ISEE result in order to be considered for the merit-based award.  Each applicant will also be asked to submit an additional essay or 3-5 minute video answering a prompt that will be sent directly to the family after December 15 (Early Action Program) or January 15 (Regular Decision Program). 

    They will have two weeks to complete the additional requirements.  If an applicant is awarded a Summit Scholarship, this will be included with their admission decision.  Summit Scholarships are only available to domestic boarding and day applicants.

    To find out more, please reach out to your admission counselor.

Contact Our Admission Team

Admission Office: 719-391-5251

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FVS is a private, college-preparatory, co-ed, day and boarding school for grades 9-12 in Colorado Springs.
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