Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition for the 2015 - 2016 Academic Year is $9650.

This includes all fees except the following:

  • After School Care:
    • Full Time: $1375/year
    • Part Time (less than 25 hours/month): $825/year
    • Drop in Rate: $10.00/hour

Tuition Assistance

Providing families access to a Jewish education for their children, regardless of income, is a top priority for NEMJDS. An average of 60% of our students receive some form of financial aid to enable them to attend the school. Our scholarship process and tuition reduction programs are described below. If you have any questions about tuition, please contact Susan Biedinger (

Scholarship Application Process:

In order for applicants to apply for Scholarship, a Family Information Form must be on file in the school office.

PSAS, an independent agency designed to assess ability to pay for private school education, has a form which must be completed and returned to them with latest tax year forms, and a $27 processing fee. The online application can be found here:

For the Academic Year 2015-16, the deadline to return these forms is March 20, 2015. In order to maximize the amount of tuition assistance a family receives, they should complete the application process by that date. Any applications submitted after that date will be considered, but the amount of financial assistance available may be reduced.

Scholarship Determination Process:

When PSAS makes its Tuition Assistance recommendation, the Business Manager will present the PSAS report anonymously to the Tuition Assistance Committee for review.  No member of the Tuition Assistance Committee is aware of the name of the family reviewed.  Only the Business Manager and Head of School may have this information.  The Business Manager will then present the Tuition Assistance package to the family.

When accepted, a Tuition Contract is then required to hold the student’s space for the given year and secure Tuition Assistance funds. No student may attend classes without the above on file.

If the family wishes to appeal the Tuition Assistance Package, a written request reviewing extenuating circumstances and stating requested amount of Tuition Assistance should be sent to the Business Manager within two weeks.

Tzedek Tuition Reduction

Tzedek, Tzedek T’irdof, “justice, justice we pursue.”  The Tzedek Tuition Reduction Plan is intended to provide middle income Jewish families a tuition reduction option in a simple, straightforward process. Tzedek Tuition Reduction Program is available to Jewish families with total household adjusted gross income <$200,000.

If you wish to take advantage of the Tzedek Tuition Reduction Plan, please take the following steps:

  1. Check the box on the Tuition Enrollment Contract indicating you are making the request.
  2. Provide the 1st page of 2014 IRS Form 1040 with your Tuition Enrollment Contract in an envelope marked ‘confidential’ and addressed to the Business Manager.
  3. The Business Office will confirm receipt and confirmation of your request in a timely manner.

Annual Adjusted Gross Income <$200,000

1st child 2nd child 3rd child

(8% disc.)

(10% disc.)
(15% disc.)

To take advantage of the Tzedek Tuition Reduction request, please contact Susan Biedinger in the Business Office at 205-879-1068 or










N.E. Miles Jewish Day School
4000 Montclair Road
Birmingham, AL 35213
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