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Tuition and Financial Assistance

Achieve more with financial assistance.

Tuition & Fees

Affording PBDA

Palm Beach Day Academy is committed to enrolling and graduating stellar students from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. Such a commitment strengthens the educational experience for the individual and for the community. Through our financial assistance program, PBDA seeks to offer access and opportunity to qualified students from a broad socio-economic background with demonstrated financial need.

Need-Based Assistance

Need-based financial assistance is confidential and bridges the gap between what a family can afford and the cost of tuition. Financial assistance is determined through the analysis of a family’s financial resources, including income and assets. Financial Assistance applications for the 2020-2021 school year will be processed through Smart Aid. The Smart Aid Application fee is $35.

Families must complete their Financial Assistance application and submit all necessary supporting documentation by the noted deadline below to receive first priority relative to aid dollars available. Smart Aid will begin accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year on November 1, 2019. 

2020-2021 Application Windows

  • Current Family: November 1st – December 15
  • Prospective Family: November 1st – January 15

*Prospective families must complete an Admission Application before or in conjunction with a Financial Assistance application. 

If you have questions about the application process, please contact a Smart Aid Customer Care Representative at 1-800-360-8027.

It is important to note that PBDA may not be able to accommodate all financial assistance applications in a given year. If a family does not receive financial assistance one year, they may apply for assistance in subsequent years.

Families must reapply for financial assistance for each year the student is enrolled. For families reapplying, an award is subject to successful completion of the school year for both conduct and academics and the family’s continued support of the mission of PBDA. Awards cannot be made unless the family’s account in the Business Office is up to date for the current school year. If a family’s financial circumstances remain the same, the school will make every effort to assist them at the same level.


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