Ruffing Montessori
Rocky River

Tuition and Financing

Tuition and Fees 2020-2021

Primary First and Second Year Tuition
Primary Third Year Tuition
Elementary and Middle School Tuition and Fees (Gr. 1-8)
Middle School Class Trip Fee (Gr. 6-8)


Tuition and fees are payable under three different payment plans:

  1. One payment paid in full by July 15;
  2. Two equal payments due by July 15 and December 15; or
  3. Ten (10) equal installments beginning in July and ending in April.  Monthly participants must enroll with Smart Tuition, administrators of the plan.

Credit cards will be accepted as payment under Plan One or Plan Two.  If a parent chooses Plan One or Two and pays by cash or check, a $250.00 per student tuition credit will be issued.  Parents choosing the monthly payment plan must enroll with Smart Tuition and are not eligible for this credit.

Smart Tuition Payment Plan

Please click here for more information about the monthly payment plan.

Financial Aid

Limited tuition assistance is available for the purpose of providing some tuition relief to qualifying families.   Ruffing has contracted with SMART Tuition to process financial aid applications and verification. To be eligible for aid, a family must complete an application through SMART. There is a nominal application fee. While confidential information must be disclosed to SMART, SMART will only provide the Board of Trustees’ Financial Aid Committee with their determination of a family’s financial need for tuition assistance.  All requests for tuition assistance must be received by mid-April and applicants will be notified of a decision in mid-May.  Exact dates will be communicated to the families during the school year.

Financial aid is determined one school year at a time. If a family receives an award one year, there is no guarantee that they will receive an award the following year.