Tuition and Affordability

Our Commitment

At Roycemore School we value each member of our community and the unique contribution each student makes to our collective excellence. We are among the most diverse independent schools in our region, and we believe racial, cultural and economic diversity enriches our school. Because Roycemore is committed to remaining accessible and affordable to families from a wide range of economic backgrounds, we use a sliding scale tuition model that applies a tuition range based on each family’s particular circumstances. 

Our extraordinary financial commitment to the tuition assistance program seeks to sustain access to Roycemore for diverse and qualified students.

  • 50% of our currently enrolled students receive some tuition reduction.
  • We use a  sliding scale tuition model to personalize a tuition process that takes into account each family’s unique details.

Decisions about admission and sliding scale tuition are two separate processes, so new students must both apply for admission as well as sliding scale consideration. Returning families requesting consideration for sliding scale tuition are required to reapply annually as part of the re-enrollment process in  January of each year. All financial information provided is held in strict confidence.

Our fees include Family Association dues, most activities, and classroom materials. Early payment discounts are available; semi-annual and monthly payment plans are available for a small service charge.

Requirements if Applying for Financial Aid

To help us objectively calculate what a family is able to contribute to educational expenses, families are asked to complete an online application through FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment. 

  • Submit most recent tax forms to FACTS
  • Apply to Roycemore during the priority deadline.
  • Apply to merit-based scholarships if no financial aid assistance is given.

Scholarship and Financial Resources

Sliding Scale Tuition

Financially qualifying families may be able to take advantage of our Sliding Scale Tuition, designed to increase access and give families the opportunity to pay according to their demonstrated need.

Robert Eisner Distinguished Scholar Program

The Robert Eisner Distinguished Scholar Program rewards academic excellence and recognizes truly outstanding 9th and 10th graders with a full tuition, renewable scholarship.

Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund

The mission of the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund is to give high school scholarship assistance and educational support to Chicago students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

HFS Chicago Scholars

HFS Chicago Scholars provides high school scholarships and mentoring to economically disadvantaged, at-risk Chicago inner-city students who show academic leadership and promise.

Northwestern University Partnership

Northwestern University is a special partner with deep roots in our local community.  Roycemore offers priority enrollment and a 15% discount on tuition to all Northwestern University employees.

Have Questions? Our Admissions and Financial Aid Team is happy to assist you!

Angela Murphy, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

(847) 866-6055


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for sliding scale tuition?

To apply, you will need to submit an online application through the FACTS Grant & Aid assessment system. You will need a copy of your most recent federal 1040 tax form and W2 wage statements.

Does Roycemore offer merit based scholarships?

Roycemore offers up to three Eisner Scholarships each year. The Robert Eisner Distinguished Scholar Program rewards academic excellence and recognizes truly outstanding 9th and 10th graders with a full tuition, renewable scholarship.

If we qualify for sliding scale tuition, do we automatically receive it every year?

All families who currently pay Sliding Scale Tuition must reapply each year. We will attempt to keep a family’s tuition at a similar level each year as long as no major changes have occurred in a family’s financial situation during the previous year.

If parents are divorced, who should apply for sliding scale tuition?

We require that both the custodial and the non-custodial parent (or both co-custodial parents) complete and submit an application with FACTS.