Tuition & Financial Aid


Sussex is a tuition-based school. We receive no federal or state funding. For the 2017-18 school year full tuition is $10,963.

We depend primarily on families paying a fair tuition, but at the same time we hope to make Sussex a viable option for most families in the Missoula area. We accomplish that by providing financial aid to approximately 30% of our students. Financial aid and scholarship opportunities can reduce tuition by more than half based on your financial situation.

Financial Aid

Each year Sussex awards over $100,000 in financial aid to qualifying students.

The amount of aid awarded can vary from year to year depending on a family’s financial situation and that of the other applicants in the financial aid pool.

Sussex uses a 3rd party system to calculate financial aid eligibility. This system takes into account many factors in a family’s overall financial picture in addition to gross income. Financial aid applications are due in February of each year. Please see the admissions calendar for specific dates.

Instructions for the application process:
Please access the application at
Click on the green button titled “COMPLETE YOUR PFS”
Follow the prompts to create an account
The Sussex SSS code is 2395

Financial aid applications are due by 2/26/18 for the 2018-19 school year.
Please contact Gabrielle Sather-Olson, Sussex Business Manager with questions.



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"The feeling that each child’s voice matters, that kids are smart enough to have a say in their own education, that everyone learns differently and shouldn’t be expected to learn in a one size fits all model, that elementary school is about learning how to get along with others, how to work together, and how to figure out how best YOU learn. These are the things that I come back to when I think about my awesome preschool through eighth grade years."

– Brette Pedrick ’92