Affording a CPLS Education

When comparing school tuition costs in the Topeka area, be sure to include not only tuition costs but all fees associated with each school year to obtain a better picture of cost per student.  In an effort to allow our families to budget, we intentionally include all fees within the listed tuition costs and are spread over a 12-month payment system, if chosen.

What is not included in tuition? Lunches, before/after school care, athletic fees, Uniforms and an annual re-enrollment fee each Spring ($100 per family) All other expenses associated with being an enrolled student, including field trips and traveling tours are incorporated into the cost of tuition.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition for 5th-12th grade students includes the cost of a Spring Tour trip to destinations like Virginia, Texas, Colorado, New York City, Washington, D.C., California and more!

Click here to view our Tuition Schedule.

Family Loyalty Program

The Family Loyalty Program is available to families with 2 or more children. This program provides a $300 tuition discount ($25 per month per child, starting with the second child) per year. For more information about receiving the discount, contact Miranda Collins at mcollins@cpls.org.

Other Costs

  • Lunch – See our Lunch Program page for more information.
  • Before/After School Care – See our Before/After School Care page for more information.
  • Other Expenses – Athletics participation fees, tournament fees, competition entry fees

Tuition Assistance

Did you know?

  • The average amount awarded to qualified students is $2,434
  • In 2016-2017, 87% of awarded Tuition Assistance came from the CPLS budget and 13% was provided by private donations

Every family is unique, and we are here to help you determine the best plan for this important investment. All families applying for tuition assistance should tour the school and have a conversation with our Admissions Director prior to completing the FACTS Grant & Aid application.

Each year the CPLS Board of Directors designates a pool of funds to be awarded to returning and new families needing financial assistance. CPLS uses FACTS Grant & Aid, a third party organization, to objectively assess a family’s financial need. Families requesting assistance will complete an online application each year once their taxes are filed. An application fee of $30 is paid by the applicant via Visa, MasterCard or American Express at the time the application is submitted. The recommendations are sent directly to CPLS and awards are calculated based upon budgeted dollars available. A family’s financial information is kept confidential by FACTS.

Please refer to the FACTS Grant & Aid parent resource page for an understanding of the application process.

Families who qualify for Tuition Assistance may also qualify for our Reduced Lunch Program.

* Please Note: We do not provide tuition assistance for the Little Lions program on the CPLS campus or for part-time students (including half-day Kindergarten) so please do not apply for FACTS if your only child is enrolling in one of these programs. If you have a CPLS student and do fill out a FACTS application, please do not include Little Lions or part-time students in your student count as they are not considered tuition-based.

If you have questions, you can call FACTS Grant & Aid at (866)-441-4637.

See if you qualify for Tuition Assistance

Each year the CPLS Board of Directors designates a pool of funds to be awarded to returning and new families needing financial assistance.

Apply Now through FACTS