Affording a Delphian Education

Delphian School maintains a commitment to creating a diverse student body by admitting and enrolling qualified and dynamic students from varying socio-economic backgrounds. Last year, we provided over $1.5 million in financial aid to approximately 45% of our students.

Students and families should apply to the Delphian School regardless of limited financial means. Although the school may not be able to fully meet every request for aid, we work diligently to make a Delphian education affordable by providing assistance through grants, loan programs, installment plans and merit-based scholarships.

When awarding financial aid, the school's Financial Aid Committee considers the family’s demonstrated need, which is the difference between what the family can reasonably be expected to pay and the cost of tuition. To determine financial aid, the Delphian School uses national financial aid standards along with guidelines established by the school and by FAST (Financial Aid for School Tuition).

The goal of Delphian's Financial Aid Committee is to ensure that each family’s financial contribution toward tuition, room and board is an equitable annual contribution. To enhance the program and allow the school to help many applicants, it is assumed that enrolling families will contribute responsibly towards their children’s education.

See our Tuition & Fees page for pricing, or call our Admissions Office at 1-800-626-6610 or (503) 843-3521.

Financial Aid FAQ

How can our family afford a Delphian education?

Families who are considering application to the Delphian School but are concerned that it may be beyond their means are encouraged to apply regardless of their financial situation. The school works hard to make a Delphian education affordable by providing assistance through grants, loan programs, installment plans and merit-based scholarships.

What are the school's payment plan options?

In addition to utilizing Your Tuition Solution, a finance and loan company that offers easier terms for repayment of school loans, the Delphian School provides several options for covering the cost of tuition:

  • Tuition paid in full for a discounted price (due August 1st).
  • Tuition paid in two installments with the first payment due upon enrollment and the balance due December 1st.
  • Tuition paid with half due upon enrollment and the balance paid in seven equal installments.

How can I find out more about the financial aid process?

In addition to this FAQ, Delphian’s Admissions Office welcomes your calls at 1-800-626-6610 or 1-503-843-3521. We can help you learn more about the school’s financial aid and payment plan options to help families of qualified applicants design the best plan based on their family’s financial needs.

How do I apply for financial aid?

In most cases, financial aid is not a loan nor is repayment required; it is awarded to families who have a demonstrated need for financial assistance.

In order to be considered for financial aid, families must apply online through Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST). This process will include providing recent tax information as a means of verifying household income. Families considering financial aid who are concerned they may not qualify are still encouraged to apply. All financial aid applications are reviewed by Delphian’s Financial Aid Committee and the final decision is made based on the family’s need, as well as the strength of the applicant.

Scholarships are awarded based upon the academic and leadership merits of the applicant. Due to the number of applicants, families are encouraged to apply early.

How is a family's financial contribution determined?

The Delphian School Financial Aid Committee uses national financial aid standards along with guidelines established by the school and Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST). FAST considers the income, assets, and expenses of the family when determining the level of need.

Will applying for financial aid affect my child's chances for admission?

Delphian School accepts students based on their own qualifications regardless of their family’s financial resources. Accordingly, financial considerations should not deter families from applying for admission to the school. The Financial Aid Committee allocates need-based financial aid to as many qualified families as possible.

When will I be informed of the award provided to our family?

All financial aid applications are reviewed by the school’s Financial Aid Committee after a decision on the student's admission has been finalized. The school will notify all applicants and their families of any financial aid decision at the same time we notify them of our admission decision.

Will my child's financial aid award change from year to year?

Unless there is a significant change in family circumstance, a family can expect that awards will remain consistent.

What financial aid services does Delphian recommend?