As a community school, it is our goal to make it possible for Jewish students to attend King David. We strive to ensure broad access and to enroll the children of parents who may only afford partial payment of school tuition. We also understand that every family is unique and therefore affordability may differ. Financial need is determined by many factors including income, expenses, assets, debts, and other family circumstances. To learn more about payment plans and King David’s Tuition Assistance program, read the FAQs below or contact Debbie Appelbaum, Director of Admissions. King David’s Tuition Assistance application is online and is available for applications for the 2022-2023 school year.

To apply for tuition assistance, click on the logo below, which will take you to the website for Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST).

Below are frequently asked questions about tuition and tuition assistance:
  • What does it cost to attend King David?
    In addition to tuition, students pay Activity Fees ($400 for students in Grades 9 to 11, $650 for Grade 12 students, which includes their graduation fee); Building Maintenance Fees ($100 per student); Parent Action Committee (PAC) Fees ($50 per student). Tuition includes most school activities. At various times during the year, students may be asked to share the cost of additional programs like field trips, the school-wide retreat, the Grade 8 trip to Israel, the Grade 9 trip to Los Angeles, and other programs as they arise. A non-refundable application fee of $150 is required with your application if received by January 14, 2022. For applications received after this date, a $250 fee is required. A Tuition Deposit of $1000 (or 10% of amount assessed by the Tuition Assistance Committee) is required with enrollment/re-enrollment and is applied to tuition. A non-refundable $250 late fee is applied to enrollments received after March 1, 2022.
  • What payment plans does King David offer?
    Tuition may be paid in full or in installments, either in three (3) equal installments (in April, August and January) or ten (10) equal monthly installments (from April to January). A portion of fees paid qualify as a tax-deductible donation.
  • Is tuition assistance available?
    We are committed to ensuring that a King David education remains accessible to all students regardless of their economic circumstances. Tuition Assistance is awarded on the basis of demonstrated need. Tuition Assistance decisions are made independently from admissions decisions and in no way affect a candidate’s chances for admission. The Tuition Assistance Committee (TAC) is separate from the school and all financial information is kept strictly confidential.
  • How is a family’s need determined?
    Families submit detailed financial information (income, expenses, assets, and liabilities) through Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST), an online application tool. The FAST software recommends an award based on each family’s individual situation, adjusted for the cost of living in the Vancouver area. King David’s Tuition Assistance Committee (TAC) reviews the recommendation to ensure that all available information has been taken into account and then finalizes the award.
  • How do we apply for assistance?
    Click on the FAST icon above to begin your application. You may log in and out of the program while in the process of completing it. The fee for your application is $48 (if this is a hardship for your family, please contact the admission office for a voucher to cover this cost). After submitting your application, you will be asked to send copies of your tax return information and CRA assessments to FAST for verification.
  • How long do financial aid awards last?
    Tuition assistance awarded in the first year of attendance is verified annually and for most families, will be consistent throughout the student’s years at King David unless there is a significant change in the family’s financial circumstances such as an increase of income by more than 10%, adding a sibling, or graduating a student. Assuming no significant changes, the annual tuition will increase by the percentage increase applied to full tuition (typically 3 – 5%).

King David gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver.