Income Based Affordability Program

About the Income Based Affordability Program 

This new program makes tuition assistance simple and accessible to those with an annual Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $100k-$400k. The calculator below is a quick, easy, and secure tool built to estimate a family’s eligibility for tuition assistance, and to immediately show how much a family can expect to pay in tuition per student.

How Does it Work?

  • A prospective family answers four short questions and the calculator immediately provides the tuition/student for that family.*

  • After visiting the calculator, please contact director of admission, Shayna Friedman, at if you wish to pursue this program in the 2024-2025 school year. 

  • This simple tool makes it quick and easy for families to see if they qualify for tuition assistance. No need for a complicated financial aid application.

  • Traditional financial aid remains available and may be preferable for families with a unique financial situation, or for those for whom the AGI program does not provide enough assistance.

  • The number of qualifying students depends on the number of students at Denver Jewish Day School, in preschool(s), therapeutic or special education school(s), and undergraduate college(s). We invite you to utilize our tuition calculator below to estimate your family’s tuition obligation. 

  • Contact director of admission, Shayna Friedman, at to discuss how to apply the reduced tuition to your payment account in FACTS Management.

*Applicants must have filed a U.S. tax return and will be required to providewill be required to provide pages 1-2 of Form 1040. Additionally, the program is not available to those whose taxes include a schedule C or E.

For example, a family with an AGI of $160,000 and three children - one incoming to DJDS and one in preschool - would have two qualifying students and therefore would pay 10.5% (21%/2 qualifying students) or $16,000 in tuition to Denver JDS for their incoming student.

Chart - total for all qualified students
% of AGI per DJDS Student

This income scale applies during the student's entire career at Denver JDS, with tuition re-set annually based only on family income and number of qualifying students, without regard to Denver JDS’s maximum tuition levels. Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) is determined via tax returns for the year immediately preceding the school year.

Who Qualifies?

  • This is available only to new families who apply for admission in the 2024-25 school year.

  • Families with an annual AGI of $100k - $400k are invited to apply. This Income Based Affordability Program program is based on a specific percent of family income, dependent on the number of students at Denver Jewish Day School, in preschool(s), therapeutic or special education school(s), and undergraduate college(s).

  • Current families, including those already accepted and new to the school for the 2024-25 school year, are not currently eligible. Depending on the results of the pilot program we hope to make this more widely available for the 2024-25 school year.

Shayna Friedman

For more information please contact Shayna Friedman, Director of Admission, 720-449-9550