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Tuition & Financial Aid

Determining if Baltimore Lab School fits into your family’s financial plans is an important step of the application and enrollment process. We’re here to help. If you have questions about Baltimore Lab School’s tuition and fees, or if you’d like to discuss payment options, please contact Annette Fallon at annette.fallon@baltimorelabschool.org or 410-735-0058.

APPLICATION

Non-refundable Application Fee: $50

TUITION

Baltimore Lab School's 2018-2019 tuition includes academics, athletics, and integrated services:
  • Lower School - $37,600
  • Middle School- $40,430
  • High School- $40,950

Tuition costs listed above include a non-refundable $2,000 enrollment deposit. Additional fees are required to receive individual and small group clinical related services. For more information, please contact the related services departments directly.

PAYMENT OPTIONS
Tuition may be paid in full for a 1% tuition discount or paid in installments through the school's online payment processing portal, FACTS. Baltimore Lab School offers several options to pay for tuition:
  • One payment in full, less a 1% discount by May 31, 2018 (made directly to the School)
  • One payment in full, less a 1% discount by May 31, 2018 (made through FACTS)
  • Three equal payments in May 2018, August 2018, and November 2018 (made through FACTS)
  • Ten equal monthly payments commencing June 2018 (made through FACTS)
  • Twelve equal monthly payments commencing April 2018 (made through FACTS)

Parents who opt not to pay tuition in full must select a FACTS payment plan. Baltimore Lab School will not accept checks mailed to the school on a monthly or ad hoc basis. 

The non-refundable enrollment desposit of $2,000 is due along with submission of your Enrollment Packet.

OPTIONAL FEES UPON ENROLLMENT

Clinical Related Services (Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Therapy, and Psychological Services), and After-School Programs.

Payment Options for Services & Other Fees

Payments for related services, tutoring, after school, transportation, sports and ancillary charges are made through the School’s online payment processing portal.

By the 10th of each month, the financially responsible party will receive an email notifying them that a new invoice has been posted to their account through the online payment processing system for all services provided to the student in the prior month. The financially responsible party may access the invoice by logging into ParentsWeb. 

Once you have reviewed the invoice, you may pay immediately or schedule payment for the due date. Alternatively, you may instruct the payment processing system to automatically pay all future invoices on their respective due dates.

NONPUBLIC PLACEMENTS

Families should also be aware that under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act there is a process in every public school jurisdiction for determining a child's eligibility for special education services. If it is determined that an appropriate education cannot be provided within the public school system, a child may be entitled to placement by that system. Baltimore Lab school is a nonpublic special education school approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and services students from numerous different local school systems. BLS is approved to serve students with the educational disability codes of Specific Learning Disability (SLD), Other Health Impaired (OHI), and Multiple Disabilities (where at least one listed disability is SLD or OHI).  We may also accept students who fall outside of those disability codes if they meet all other admissions criteria. 

FINANCIAL AID

Baltimore Lab School provides needs-based financial assistance for new and returning families who have signed an Enrollment Agreement for the upcoming school year and have paid the required $2,000 enrollment fee.  Taxes and financial aid applications are due to FACTS by March 19, 2018 for new and returning families. Families will be notified of financial aid decisions in early April. 

In order for Baltimore Lab School to allocate our limited resources wisely and fairly, Baltimore Lab School will use Independent School Management’s Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) program. ISM’s FAST does not decide whether financial assistance will be given or how much to give; rather FAST provides a need-based financial aid analysis service. All information from FAST is kept confidential. Applications are reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee which recommends to the Head of School the allocation of the financial aid resources for the coming school year. Upon approval by the Head of School, financial aid offers are sent to families.

GUIDELINES & INSTRUCTIONS

The FAST application is available only electronically and must be completed online. Parents can access the FAST Program website specifically for Baltimore Lab School applicants here. Once there, click the Get Started button at the bottom of the first page. All your financial information should be entered directly through the secure server. Space is also provided to fill out additional information that may be pertinent to your application. In addition, a copy of your most recent tax return should be mailed directly to FAST.

While the availability of school resources, the number of qualified applicants, and overall budgetary constraints influence financial assistance decisions, Baltimore Lab School is committed to making grants available to as many eligible applicants as possible.

In an effort to make this process fair to all, Baltimore Lab School considers the following when making award decisions:
  • The primary responsibility for financing a student’s education rests with the family.
  • Both parents are expected to contribute to tuition. If a parent chooses not to work, Baltimore Lab School imputes an annual income for a non-working parent.
  • In the case of divorce or separation, Baltimore Lab School requires both parents to file an application for financial assistance. Baltimore Lab School is not bound by any divorce agreement specifying a parent’s responsibility for educational expenses.
 FAST financial aid applications are due by March 19, 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year.