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Financial Aid


Ricks Center tuition rates vary by program level.

A 10% deposit is due upon acceptance. Remaining tuition may be paid in one, three or eight installments. Financial assistance is need-based and available on a limited basis.

Extended care is available for preschoolers through eighth graders. Fees are associated with this service.

Financial Aid

The Ricks community would not be the same without you! We know that private school tuition can be a stretch for some families, and we are committed to making our program affordable for qualified and deserving students from all backgrounds through need-based financial aid.

Providing financial support for our students is one of the goals in our strategic plan; it is also one of the DU's strategic initiatives in DU Impact 2025.

  • Our robust financial aid program ensures accessibility to a Ricks Center education for nearly 35% percent of our families annually.
  • Not only are we committed to providing financial aid, we are strongly invested in helping to raise funds for financial aid as you may have seen this year at our annual Gala
  • We believe financial aid will help us build more diverse classrooms by bringing together bright, eager students from all backgrounds to create a stronger learning environment for everyone.

Financial aid at Ricks Center is granted on the basis of demonstrated financial need.  Applying for financial aid does not affect one’s chances for admission at Ricks Center.  Admissions decisions are first made without regard to financial status. Financial assistance is available in several forms, including reduced tuition and alternative payment schedules designed to distribute tuition installments throughout the year.

This year we are partnering with FACTS for the 2020-2021 school-year.   To log in to the financial aid portion of FACTS, please click here and search for Ricks Center.

If your child will be in Prekindergarten next year and you live in the city and county of Denver, you must also apply for DPP funding along with your application for financial aid. Your financial aid from Ricks may be adjusted based upon your DPP funding. Please visit the DPP page for more information about the DPP program and to apply

If you have questions regarding financial aid please contact Ricks Center at 303-871-3715.