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Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition Assistance

A team of highly qualified and experienced teachers and specialists, a supportive learning environment and small class sizes are inherent features to our program that allows Star students to succeed and find joy in learning. However, individualized education programs for children with learning differences are costly and can be out of reach for some families.
 
Thanks to generous donors, Star is now able to provide need-based tuition assistance, up to $25,000 per year. Once your student is accepted, we invite you to apply for tuition assistance through our online TADS system.

Tuition and Fees

Star Academy offers a comprehensive set of services, specialists, and educational therapies as part of our "inclusive" tuition plan in order to ensure students receive the support they need. Please be careful when comparing Star Academy's tuition plan with other private schools, because their tuition plan may not cover all the services that Star Academy includes.

*See tuition for our Post-High School program below.

Private Pay Students

The families of Private Pay students pay tuition to Star Academy directly and the contract for service is between Star Academy and the family. If families receive partial reimbursement from their school district, the contract for service remains between the family and Star Academy, and they are considered Private Pay.

Annual Tuition
Application Fee
New Student Assessment
Technology Fee
Individual Counseling
$54,350
$150
Up to $2,400 (depending on need)
$425 (5th grade and above)
$120/hour

Publicly Funded Students

Publicly funded students are students under IEP whose tuition is fully paid for by the school district.  In this case, the contract for service is between the school district and Star Academy.

Annual Tuition
Application Fee
New Student Assessment
Technology Fee
Individual Counseling
$60,852 (paid by the school district)
Included
Included
$425 (5th grade and above)
$120/hour

Additional Services

The following services are not included in the tuition plan. These services cost extra for both private pay and publicly funded students:

  • Afterschool Program (CASTLE)
  • Hot Lunch
  • Transportation Services

Financial Payment Options

Tuition payment plans are managed by TADS, an online tuition and enrollment system. Payment plans offered are for 1, 2 or 8 installments.



*Post-High School Tuition

Tuition for our Post High School program is $32,000 per year, which includes College of Marin tuition, books and supplies. This is a four-day-per-week program. Transportation to the College of Marin Campus is not included.