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One of the reasons we started Nova High was to reimagine how schools demonstrate commitment to equity. At a school that charges tuition, there is a particular obligation to ensure that inclusion and access are at the very core of how tuition decisions are made.

That's why we chose a Family Individualized Tuition model, or FIT. Learn more below about FIT, the process by which Nova determines tuition obligations, and how FIT ensures financial equity.

Tuition Model

Why Family Individualized Tuition?

What is FIT?

Nova High School uses a variable tuition model which assesses each family's financial situation to determine an appropriate tuition fee. The assessment considers various factors such as sibling enrollment, child/elderly care, and extenuating circumstances related to employment income and family expenses. The information provided is meant to give clarity to families considering applying, but some families may fall outside the parameters.

Your Family's Fit

The Family Individualized Tuition (FIT) levels at Nova High range from $4,000 to $25,000 for the 2023–24 academic year. The tuition fee covers most, but not all, expenses related to a Nova High education, including high quality materials, fees for local trips, participation in co-curricular programs, and the food program. Since tuition is tailored to each individual family, it is difficult to provide a concise estimation of what your household's FIT will be. However, it is important to note that FIT is based on the combined annual gross income for all adults who share financial responsibility for the student. The sections below provide some possible outcomes for family individualized tuition, which are based on different income levels. This model is a living conversation between Nova and each family as we aim to consider all aspects needed to provide an equitable tuition package. 

Families in this income range rarely have the capacity to devote significant financial resources towards tuition and typically have an expected annual FIT level of between $4,000, the FIT minimum, and $6,000.

What's Next?

Enrollment is now open. Our FIT application will open April 1st. Follow the link to understand the application process and apply. 

Would you like to opt out?

Families that choose to opt-out of FIT must indicate this by completing the Opt-Out Form. These families are not required to submit a family financial overview and will be billed the highest tuition amount. 

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