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Tuition and Fees

What does it cost to attend Providence?

Providence charges a tuition based on grade level that covers most of the cost to educate a student. Our tuition rates are carefully, thoughtfully, and prayerfully set by our Board of Directors every December. We are committed to providing the highest-quality education possible, giving families value for the dollars spent. Parents of Providence students will tell you it is worth every penny and every sacrifice made to provide their children with the gift of Christian education.

If you would like information on tuition rates at specific grade levels, please contact one of our admissions staff members. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have and to provide an expert consultation about your family’s educational needs and the resources and opportunities available at Providence.

Enrollment Deposits

A deposit is required to hold a student’s place in class. All deposits are applied directly to the tuition charge. 

New Student

Preschool:  $300 deposit due March 23. 
K–12:  $500 deposit due March 23.

The non-refundable deposit is payable by check made out to Providence, SBCS or through the online FACTS account. 

Returning Student

When a K–12 student is admitted, they are enrolled until they graduate. Should a family choose to withdraw, written notification is required by February 20.  A non-refundable deposit for the next school year is charged via the FACTS account on March 5. The deposit is $275 for grades K-6 and $350 for grades 7-12.

Providence Preschool students must apply for admission to kindergarten and will receive priority consideration. (See Kindergarten Admission Process.) Upon admission to the kindergarten class, a $275 non-refundable deposit will be assessed via the FACTS account.

Student Fees

A one-time fee based on grade level is charged to cover classroom and program supplies, P.E. uniforms, field trips, yearbooks, and special lunches and celebrations. Parents will not have to make frequent small payments to cover these incidental expenses.

 Student fees may be rolled into the FACTS online payment plan.

1:1 High School iPad Program 

High school students are required to purchase and bring their own iPad. Learn more on the 1:1 iPad page.

Payment Options

Providence offers annual, semi-annual, and 11-month payment options. Click here to see the details of the current payment plans.

Payment by electronic funds transfer through the FACTS account is the preferred method of transaction.

Providence accepts payment by check (made out to Providence, SBCS) and delivered to the Providence Business Office at 3723 Modoc Road, Santa Barbara, CA  93105.

For an additional 3.45% processing fee, Providence also accepts payment by credit card.


Please contact the Business Office (805-962-3091 or email) for the outstanding balance amount or with any questions.


Tuition Assistance Requests

If you would like to request a need-based award, please see the tuition assistance page for information on how to apply. All tuition assistance requests are kept strictly confidential and do not affect admission decisions.

Admission Department

We look forward to walking alongside your family as you explore all Providence has to offer your son or daughter.

Julia Davis
Director of Preschool Admission
phone: (805) 962-3091
email: jdavis@providencesb.org

Angie West
Director of Lower School Admission (K-6)
phone: (805) 962-3091
email: awest@providencesb.org

Joyce Luy
Director of Middle and High School Admission (7-12)
phone: (805) 962-4400 x2
email: jluy@providencesb.org