Investing in your daughter's future
A CSG education represents a significant financial investment in your daughter’s future. We are committed to making a CSG education accessible to bright girls from a range of socio-economic backgrounds.
Columbus School for Girls is pleased to offer Merit Scholarships to new students entering grades 6-9. These scholarships are awarded to academically accomplished students who embody the key values and ideals of the CSG mission, and we encourage all intellectually motivated students to apply. Click on the button below that applies to the student seeking admission.
- Alumnae Scholarship
- Forte Scholarship
- OWjL Scholarship
- Huntington Bancshares Scholarship
- Cardinal Health Scholarship
- Merit Scholarship Eligibility
- Merit Scholarship Selection Process
- Additional Need-based Aid
To be eligible for a merit scholarship, a student must be a new applicant for admission to Columbus School for Girls. Indicate your desire to be considered for scholarships on the parent questionnaire and complete all components of the admission process by our first round application deadline. For more information on application requirements, please visit the How to Apply page.
The Scholarship Selection Committee will determine the recipients of each merit scholarship. Decisions will be based upon a review of the application, test scores, transcripts and recommendations. Each winner will be notified with her acceptance letter on March 1.
The Scholarship Selection Committee will also determine a group of Alumnae Scholarship finalists based upon test scores, transcripts, recommendations and an initial review of applications. Each finalist will receive notification with her acceptance letter on March 1, and will then be invited back to campus for a round of formal interviews. Final decisions will be made on or before March 9.
2018-19 TUITION & PAYMENT OPTIONS
We recognize that investing in an independent school education requires careful financial planning, and we provide multiple tuition PAYMENT PLANS and methods so that families may choose the option that best fits their financial circumstances.
|Program for Young Children - Half Day||$13,945|
|Program for Young Children - Full Day||$22,490|
|Forms I-II (Grades 1-2)||$22,630|
|Forms III-IV (Grades 3-4)||$22,800|
|Form V (Grade 5)||$23,170|
|Form VI (Grade 6)||$23,905|
|Form VII (Grade 7)||$24,200|
|Form VIII (Grade 8)||$24,540|
|Form IX (Grade 9)||$25,055|
|Form X (Grade 10)||$25,425|
|Form XI (Grade 11)||$26,145|
|Form XII (Grade 12)||$26,885|
Each year in Middle School, and again in Form XI, students take an overnight class trip. Costs range from $125 in Form VI to $675 in Form VIII.
Middle and Upper School students purchase some of their own textbooks. These costs vary depending on the courses each girl is taking. A typical Middle School student spends approximately $60, and Upper School books range from $100-$300.
After Hours Program
CSG’s After Hours Program is available to enrolled PYC and Lower, School students at a cost of $20-23 per day, and to Middle School students for $10/day. A 10% discount is applied for students who register in advance and attend full time.
Some after-school activities are offered for an additional fee, including Lower School Unicorn Sports ($120/session) and Middle School Ski Club ($275-$350). There is no fee for interscholastic sports in Middle and Upper School.
The school sponsors optional travel opportunities during spring break and over the summer.
Service trip to Guatemala in June, for Upper School students
Spring break training trip for Upper School Lacrosse team
Families are responsible for the cost of optional expenses, including yearbooks, school supplies, musical instruments, art supplies in some upper school courses, personal sports equipment and spirit wear, etc.
We offer need-based financial assistance to students whose families would otherwise be unable to afford our tuition. For the 2017 - 2018 school year, we awarded $1.8 million to 30% of our student body. All full-day girls, Program for Young Children through grade 12, are eligible to apply for financial aid.
- Financial aid grants at CSG are based on demonstrated need and are intended as a supplement to a family's financial resources. Every family is required to invest something toward their daughter’s education.
- Families of students receiving financial aid must reapply every year, and financial aid awards will be adjusted to reflect changes in tuition and in a family’s financial circumstances.
- CSG makes a long-term commitment to continue to provide financial aid to a family as long as they demonstrate need.
- CSG maintains the same standards of behavior and academic performance for recipients of financial aid as it does for non-recipients.
- Columbus School for Girls administers its admission, financial aid, and employment policies without regard to race, religion, creed, sexual orientation, or national origin.
- The financial aid committee uses the analysis provided by School and Student Services by NAIS, our financial aid management system as a starting point, and will consider additional information provided by the family when determining each family’s ability to pay tuition.
- CSG’s policy regarding divorced, separated, or never-married parents is that both natural parents must complete the financial aid application process (if living). We look for each family’s ability to pay, not their willingness to pay. If the custodial parent has remarried, we also will consider assets of the step-parent (bearing in mind the obligations of that step-parent to his or her own natural children). CSG reserves the right to impute income in the absence of required information.
- CSG expects both parents to maximize their earning potential. We reserve the right to impute an income for a non-working parent who does not have young children or other family members to care for at home.