Tuition & Financial Aid

Because Urban is committed to providing an affordable quality education to those children who need it the most, financial aid is differentiated, just like the curriculum. Administrators use information obtained through an income verification process to determine the financial aid award. Each family's circumstances are taken into consideration when making financial aid decisions.

An important piece of this process is for parents of students levels Kindergarten through level 8 to apply for the Cleveland Scholarship Program (CSP) voucher. The CSP voucher application period typically runs from February 1 - April 30. In some years, the voucher application has also been available during the month of July. Voucher applications include valid proof of residence in the city of Cleveland.

Children in the early childhood program may also receive scholarship support through the Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program. Eligibility is based on proof of residence and household financial documentation.

Here are some sample tuition contracts:

Example # 1:  Kindergarten Student

  • Household Size: 3 people (1 parent and 2 children)

  • Annual Income: $20,000

  • 2019-2020 Cost to Educate:       $9,500

  • Cleveland voucher:                 $4,650

  • Urban financial aid:                 $4,850

  • Tuition owed:                           $0

Example # 2:  Kindergarten Student

  • Household Size: 3 people (1 parent and 2 children)

  • Annual Income: $60,000

  • 2019-2020 Cost to Educate:      $9,500

  • Cleveland voucher:                $4,650

  • Urban financial aid:                $3,850

  • Tuition owed:                          $1,000

Tuition can be paid directly at school or via the FACTS tuition management system.  FACTS allows families to pay in 10 equal installments over a 10-month period without any fees for this option. (Urban covers the cost of the tuition management program.)