Payment Options

The Summit understands that you have to make a variety of financial decisions when deciding how to pay for your child's education. Please contact the Business Office via email or 513-871-4700 ext. 206, regarding any questions you have about the following Summit payment options.

  • Plan A – One Payment: Pay the full tuition and fees by June 1, 2017, less the discount, less the $1,000 tuition deposit. A billing statement will be sent the first week of May.
  • Plan B – Two Payments: Pay 60 percent of the tuition and fees by July 15, 2017; 40 percent of tuition, less the fees and $1,000 tuition deposit is due by Jan. 15, 2018. A billing statement will be sent the third week of June.
  • Plan C – 10 Monthly EFT Payments: Pay 50 percent of tuition and fees plus 1 percent monthly interest charge divided by five for the monthly payments July 15 through Nov. 15. Pay 50 percent of tuition and fees plus 1 percent monthly interest charge, less the $1,000 tuition deposit divided by five for the monthly payments Dec. 15 through April 15. Billing statements with EFT forms will be sent first week of June. EFT forms must be returned, signed and with a voided blank check, before July 1.
  • Plan D – 10 Monthly EFT Payments, no interest charged: Pay tuition and fees less the $1,000 tuition deposit divided by ten for the monthly payments May 15 through Feb. 15. Billing statement with EFT forms will be sent first week of April. EFT forms must be returned, signed and with a voided blank check, before May 1.

Electronic Funds Transfer Payments:

Payment Plans C and D require automatic monthly remittances of tuition via electronic funds transfer (EFT) directly from your bank account to The Summit. The forms to establish this process will be mailed to you from the Business Office.

Credit Card Payments:

If you elect to pay The Summit through the use of credit card, a 2.5 percent service charge will be added to each payment to recover the charges we pay to the credit card processor. Please contact Linda Didday via email or 513-871-4700, ext. 206 to pay by credit card.

Mailed Payments (Plans A and B):

For payments by mail, please send checks payable to:

The Summit Country Day School
Business Office
2161 Grandin Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208

Tuition Assistance/Aspire Family Plan:

The Summit has need-based tuition assistance for qualifying students age 3 to grade 12. The Aspire Family Plan provides assistance opportunities for families in kindergarten through grade eight.

Please note the following tuition assistance deadlines for the 2017-18 school year:

Current Summit Families: Jan. 12, 2017
New Families: Feb. 22, 2017
All families applying to grade nine: Dec. 5, 2016.

Tuition assistance applications may be submitted from new families after Feb. 22. Tuition assistance is limited so we encourage families to submit their application as early as possible.

Families should begin the tuition assistance application process by submitting a Parent Financial Statement to The School and Student Services website at sss.nais.org/parents. The Summit code is: 7564. You may find additional information about tuition assistance and the Aspire Family Plan here.  You may also contact Kelley Schiess, Assistant Head of School for Enrollment and Special Projects, in the Admission Office at 513-871-4700, ext. 207.

Tuition Refund Plan

As a convenience to parents, The Summit makes available the Tuition Refund Plan. The cost of the plan is modest (2.4 percent of the annual tuition fee for your student's grade/program), and it provides parents with the opportunity to minimize financial loss in the event of student withdrawal or dismissal. Details of the plan, including cost, are sent to parents with the Enrollment Contract. The plan pays benefits that provide substantial assistance in meeting the financial obligation of parents to the school. More information can be found at www.tuitionrefundplan.com or by sending an email.