Affording DJDS

Affording Denver Jewish Day School


Our Philosophy

Denver Jewish Day School recognizes the unique contribution of each of its families to our Jewish future and understands that investing in a Jewish day school education requires a significant commitment from our families.

As an independent school, DJDS relies on tuition as the primary source of its operating income.  We do not receive Federal or state funding, and tuition covers only 75 percent of the school’s operating budget. We believe that Denver Jewish Day School is worthy of generous financial support, and we count on philanthropic support in order to thrive in delivering on our mission. As an institution driven by Jewish values, we are committed to fundraising for the additional 25 percent in order to keep tuition as affordable as possible for all families who desire a Jewish day school education for their children.


Our Board of Trustees, donors, and the entire community are committed to making a DJDS education affordable for as many families as possible, and our robust Financial Aid program ensures accessibility to a DJDS education for 50 percent of our families annually. The academic diversity of our student body is enhanced by the economic diversity preserved through this program. Every family and every student are equally important to the mission of our school.

We encourage you to explore the information provided here, and to reach out to Shayna Friedman at (720) 449-9550 or with any questions you may have about our tuition assistance program.


Is this program right for me?

Families often ask, “Will I qualify for aid?” Many are surprised at the depth of our program and the number of families we are able to assist. Please refer to the table below as a general guide.



Number of DJDS Students

Income Bracket




 $0 - $100K  💙  💙  💙
 $100 - $150K  💚  💙  💙
 $150K - $200K  💛  💚  💙
 $200K - $250K  💛  💚  💙
 $250K +  💛  💛  💚


💙 Very likely

💚 Possible

💛 Unlikely



FACTS  Application

The FACTS Financial Aid Application will open on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. To ensure a smooth processing of your application and avoid unnecessary delays, it is imperative that you complete and submit all applicable parts of the application and submit all required documents online.


All current and prospective tuition assistance families: please complete and submit your online application to FACTS no later than Wednesday, February 15, 2017 with supporting documents due by February 15, 2016. The school will advise families with timely applications of their tuition assistance decisions by no later than two weeks following admission decision notification, between March 3 and April 15, 2017.



The status of any family’s tuition is completely confidential and is never shared beyond the school’s administrative offices. This information is not shared with teachers or volunteers or any organizations outside of Denver Jewish Day School.

Families who participate in the Financial Aid program are required to maintain confidentiality by not sharing information about overall tuition obligation with anybody, including friends and family members (other than those who may be helping with tuition).  Disclosure of this information by a family could result in the revocation of your Financial Aid package.  


For more information about our Financial Aid Program, check out our Financial Aid FAQs