Riverdale provides financial aid based on demonstrated need to families who complete the financial aid process.
Riverdale provides financial aid based on demonstrated need to families who complete the financial aid process.
66,650total costs 2024-25

Total Educational Costs for 2024-25

Lunch, books, and required activities are included in the total educational costs. Families should budget for after-school care for Lower School students and transportation.

Educational Access

Riverdale has an $11 million financial aid budget. Financial aid allows us to have socio-economic diversity throughout the school and to support students who are the best fit for our community. We expect families to use all resources at their disposal, including employment potential, to contribute towards tuition, and we then aim to meet 100% of demonstrated need. We offer payment plans to assist with tuition payment.

Financial aid is also available for some co-curricular programs, including, but not limited to, after-school and summer programs, global studies trips, and athletic, artistic, and service-learning activities. For more information, contact the financial aid team, JP Jacquet and Inez Gonzalez, at During a student’s senior year, we counsel families through the college financial aid application process.

A Fair and Equitable Process

We offer need-based grants to families who demonstrate need through our financial aid application process. Financial aid applicants must submit the financial aid application and their previous year’s complete federal tax return. Each application is assessed individually, and applications for continued assistance are filed annually. The application process takes into account many aspects of a family’s finances including expenses, assets, debts, and income. There is no income cutoff for families receiving financial aid. Decisions about admission and financial aid are made separately, but information about your financial aid application will accompany your acceptance letter. After receiving your financial aid notification, you may contact the Financial Aid Office at with questions.

How to Apply

Riverdale partners with Clarity’s software platform to facilitate the financial aid application process. Please click here to learn how to start an account with Clarity, complete the financial aid application, upload the necessary supporting documents, pay and submit your application. Please note our Clarity School Code is 5250. The financial aid application deadline is December 15, 2023 for prospective Riverdale families. The financial aid application deadline is December 1, 2023 for current Riverdale families. If you are a current parent of a Riverdale student(s) and plan to apply for a sibling, please complete your financial aid application for all children by December 1, 2023. To complete your application on the Clarity platform, you will need your 2022 tax documents and documentation about your current income and household expenses. You may also submit an additional statement through the Clarity platform to explain your family’s financial situation to the Riverdale Financial Aid Committee.
Riverdale se asocia con la plataforma de Clarity para facilitar el proceso de solicitar ayuda financiera. Por favor visite la página de Clarity para abrir una cuenta, llenar la solicitud de ayuda financiera, subir los documentos de apoyo necesarios, pagar y completar su solicitud. Tenga en cuenta que nuestro Código Escolar en Clarity es 5250. La fecha límite para la solicitud de ayuda financiera es el 15 de diciembre de 2023 para familias solicitando admisión a Riverdale. La fecha límite para la solicitud de ayuda financiera es el 1 de diciembre de 2023 para las familias actualmente matriculadas en Riverdale. Si eres una familia actualmente matriculada en Riverdale y también estás solicitando admisión para otro(s) hijo(s), la fecha límite para la solicitud de ayuda financiera para todos los niños es el 1 de diciembre de 2023. Para completar su solicitud en la plataforma Clarity, necesitará sus formularios de impuestos del 2022 y documentación sobre sus ingresos actuales y gastos del hogar. También puede enviar una declaración adicional a través de la plataforma Clarity para explicar la situación financiera de su familia al comité de ayuda financiera de Riverdale.

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