Financial Aid Information

In recognition of the financial difficulties that many families experienced during the pandemic, and in appreciation of the outpouring of support from parents and donors who were able to help, the Board has again deferred an increase in the minimum tuition charge.


Check back after April 5th for information on how to apply for  Financial Aid online.


Click here to view or download the paper financial aid application. Submit the completed application, along with all tax documents, to the Business Office at 6122 N. California Ave., addressed to the attention of the Tuition Committee, or email it to All documents listed below must accompany your application:

  • All pages of your most recently-filed federal and Illinois tax returns, including your business return, if applicable,
  • All 2020 W-2’s
  • All 2020 1099’s
  • All 2020 K-1’s.

Please keep a copy of all documents that you submit.

Click here to view or download the 2021-22 tuition and fee schedule
Applications with complete documentation submitted by 5/3/21  No Charge
Applications with complete documentation received 5/4-6/16/21  $100
Applications received after 6/16/21  $250

All information is completely confidential, and will be viewed only by the JDBY-YTT Tuition Committee. Financial aid is awarded based on income and family size, with special circumstances taken into consideration.

We recognize that many parents have applied for State Tax Credit scholarships. We hope that every family will receive the maximum grant for which they are eligible. Since this funding is contingent on several factors, including available funding, families should apply to the JDBY-YTT tuition committee for financial aid as usual. Should your family receive STC funding, your tuition obligation will be greatly reduced.

Financial aid determination and tuition statements will be mailed in July. Families that haven’t applied for financial aid are automatically charged full tuition.

Financial aid is available for K-8 tuition ONLY. There is no financial aid for nursery students. However, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago provides JUF RIGHT START vouchers for students entering a Jewish pre-school for the first time. Currently, they provide $2000 for the first child in the family and $500 for siblings. Please see:// for details.

For any questions about financial aid, contact Mrs. Roz Oren at 773-465-8889 x 640 or