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.
61,305total costs 2022-23

Total Educational Costs for 2022-23

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 a $10.5 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 Katie Grobeck, 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 School and Student Services (SSS) to facilitate the financial aid application process. Please visit the SSS Family Resource Center to learn how to start an account with SSS, complete the Parent Financial Statement (PFS), upload the necessary supporting documents, pay and submit your application. Please note our SSS School Code is 6052. The financial aid application deadline is December 15, 2022 for prospective Riverdale families. To complete your application in SSS, you will need your 2021 tax documents and documentation about your current income and household expenses. You may also submit an additional statement through SSS to explain your family’s financial situation to the Riverdale Financial Aid Committee.

Riverdale se asocia con School and Student Services (SSS) para facilitar el proceso de solicitud de ayuda financiera. Haga clic aquí para aprender cómo abrir una cuenta con SSS, completar el Estado financiero principal (PFS), cargar los documentos de respaldo necesarios, pagar y enviar su solicitud. Tenga en cuenta que nuestro Código Escolar SSS es 6052. La fecha límite para la solicitud de ayuda financiera es el 15 de diciembre de 2022 para las posibles familias de Riverdale. Para completar su solicitud en SSS, necesitará sus documentos fiscales del 2021 y documentación sobre sus ingresos actuales y gastos domésticos. También puede enviar una declaración adicional a través de SSS para explicar la situación financiera de su familia al Comité de Ayuda Financiera de Riverdale.

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