Part-day program tuition

Tuition is charged at an annual rate based on the anticipated number of program days in the school year.

ClassDays and TimesAge Ranges by 9/1/21Annual TuitionMonthly  
9 Installments
2-Mornings (2AM)Tues./Fri. 
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Children born between 
Jan. 1, 2019 –  Sept. 1, 2019
$3,030$336.67
3-Mornings (3AM)Mon./Weds./Thur. 
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Children born between 
May 1, 2018 – Dec. 31, 2018
$4,570$507.78
5-Mornings (5AM)Mon. thru Fri. 
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Children born between 
Sept. 2, 2016 – Sept. 1, 2018
$6,925$769.44
3-Afternoons (3 PM)Mon./Weds./Thurs 
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Children born between 
Sept. 2, 2016 – Sept. 1, 2018
$4,210$467.78

Tuition assistance

The Lab School’s Alex P. Galle Scholarship Fund provides need-based tuition assistance for 20% – 50% of tuition cost for qualifying families. Eligibility is based on household size using the Federal Poverty Guidelines for the most recent tax year.

Our scholarships are provided through the generosity of donors. Funds are limited, and some families that qualify may not receive assistance. Contact CDLS@umn.edu for more information and a scholarship application.

The Minnesota Department of Education offers Pathways Early Learning Scholarships directly to families who meet eligibility requirements.

We also accept payments from the Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP).

Tuition payment policies

Families are responsible for paying tuition regardless of their child’s daily attendance. Because staff salaries are still paid during a closure, we are unable to refund tuition during a temporary closure of up to 30 days. If school is closed for more than 30 days, tuition will be refunded on a prorated basis. A 30-day paid notice is required to withdraw a child from the school for any reason, including COVID-19. 

If paying tuition poses a hardship or extenuating circumstances prevent tuition from being paid on time, please contact CDLS@umn.edu to discuss your options for payment and to avoid being charged a late-payment fee.