Admissions

YES Tuition

At Drew, your tuition will never go up.

While other schools will pass along annual tuition increases that could range from 3-10%, Drew's YES Tuition (Year of Entry Set) program means tuition stays the same so that you can plan and ultimately save money.

Financial aid awards must be applied for each year, and the amount awarded is based on current need.

Tuition for families entering in the 2018-2019 school year is $46,900 and includes insurance, athletic uniforms and some equipment, shuttle to BART and Caltrain stations, books, and materials. A required, non-refundable 10% deposit is due with the enrollment agreement.
 

Tuition Payment Plans

Drew offers 1, 2 and 10 payment plan options.

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  • One-Pay Plan

    After the initial enrollment deposit, one subsequent payment is due to FACTS on June 1.
  • Two-Pay Plan

    After the initial enrollment deposit, two subsequent payments are due to FACTS on June 1 and November 1—each 50% of the total tuition.
  • Monthly Payment Plan

    After the initial enrollment deposit, one payment is due to FACTS each month, beginning May 1 and ending February 1—each 10% of total tuition.

Financial Aid

Drew is committed to maintaining socioeconomic diversity by helping families afford Drew's college preparatory education. Forty percent of Drew students receive some level of need-based financial support. Each family's financial situation is unique, and Drew takes care to consider every application carefully.
Financial aid decisions are made entirely independent of the admissions process. Because of limited resources, some students may be accepted for admission, but remain in the waitpool for financial assistance.


Drew partners with NAIS' Student and School Services (SSS) to collect and analyze your financial information online. This service is widely used by independent schools and is proven to be secure and user-friendly.

To learn more and prepare for your application, visit www.sss.nais.org, or contact SSS directly at 800.344.8328.

If you have any questions about Financial Aid, please do not hesitate to contact Acting Director of Admissions Joanna Lovett at JoannaLovett@drewschool.org or 415. 430. 3771.

Financial Aid Process

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  • Complete the PFS and upload 2017 tax documents

    Financial aid applicants and returning students must submit a Parent’s Financial Aid Statement (PFS) and all tax documents for 2017 to SSS by January 10, 2019. No financial aid awards can be offered without a completed financial aid application. Click here to complete the PFS form.

    Drew's SSS code is 2888.
  • Upload 2018 tax documents

    Your 2018 tax documents must be uploaded to SSS by Feb. 11. You will be required to submit your Form 1040, supporting schedules and W-2s or 1099 by the deadline.

    SSS will accept your documents either uploaded directly to the SSS site or mailed to SSS.
  • Decision deadline

    Notice of financial aid awards will accompany letters of acceptance and will be mailed March 21, 2019, and your response is due by March 28, 2019.  (Re-enrollment agreements are mailed in February.)

Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How do you grant financial aid?

    Drew's Financial Aid Committee distributes financial aid based on demonstrated need. On average, Drew grants more than $2 million in financial aid to support families as they pursue their educational goals.
  • What is the typical amount of financial aid?

    Each family is evaluated individually, so there is to 'typical' amount of aid. The range of financial aid awarded to Drew families spans from less than 10% of tuition to nearly 100%. The process of awarding financial aid is very deliberate and based on the assumption that each family who enrolls is using their own resources to the maximum possible extent. 
  • Do divorced families need to file individual PFS?

    If parents are divorced or separated, each parent must complete the financial aid application.
  • What if my financial circumstances change between January and March?

    If other sources of financial support make it possible for you to enroll without financial aid and you have been offered enrollment, you must contact Joanna Lovett, Acting Director of Admissions joannalovett@drewschool.org or 415.430.3771.

    Drew operates under the assumption that families who apply for financial aid cannot enroll without this support. Decisions about enrollment must meet the March 2019 deadline.
  • Will my financial aid change next year?

    It may. Drew's financial aid is extended to families based on need. Applications are submitted annually so that Drew can assess for an increase or decrease in your grant based on current needs.
  • Will applying for financial aid impact the admission decision?

    No. Drew manages the admission process separately from the financial aid process. The Admissions Committee works to assess candidates for readiness and best fit for Drew's community and program. The Financial Aid Committee works separately to distribute our limited funds to families based on need.
  • Should I mail my application to Drew?

    No, the application should be completed online through SSS and all tax documents should be submitted directly to SSS.

Admissions Timeline & Contacts

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  • September 2018

    Student visits begin
  • September to December 2018

    Open Houses
    Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, from 10 a.m. to noon
    Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, from 2 to 4 p.m.
    Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m.

    Parent/Guardian Coffees
    Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
    Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
    Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
    Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

    Regional Receptions
    San Francisco: Monday, Nov. 5, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
    Tiburon: Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
    Peninsula: Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
    San Francisco: Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • January 10, 2019

    Application and Financial Aid Application due
  • March 22, 2019

    Decisions released online at 4 p.m.
    (Hard copy decisions postmarked March 21, 2019)
  • March 28, 2019

    Financial Aid family enrollment agreements due at noon
  • March 29, 2019

    General enrollment agreements due at noon

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Drew admits students of any race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin, or handicap to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, scholarship programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.

Drew follows the best practices as outlined by the Bay Area Admission Directors Group.

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