Tuition and Financial Aid | Mission Dolores Academy

We strive to meet the community’s needs by maintaining a tuition level that is affordable. In addition, many sources of tuition assistance are available to families who qualify.

The standard tuition rates for the year based on the number of children enrolled in Mission Dolores Academy are as follows:

One Child Two Children Three Children
$5,125 $7,725 $9,270

There are three available funding sources for tuition assistance: 

  1. The BASIC Fund
  2. Archdiocese of San Francisco
  3. Tier II Assistance

Families are welcomed to apply for all of these assistance programs.

The BASIC Fund

The BASIC Fund is a privately funded organization providing partial-tuition scholarships to low-income families across the Bay Area, helping them afford the cost of tuition at the private school of their choice. The BASIC Fund applications go live in January. 

Please find the The BASIC Fund application for the 2019-20 school year here: 

BASIC Fund - English Application

BASIC Fund - Espanol 

Archdiocese of San Francisco 

The Archdiocese of San Francisco awards up to $350 in tuition assistance to qualifying families.   You must create an account at and complete the application.  You will be asked to submit required documentation (usually, your most recent tax return forms)

Tier II

Parents who demonstrate significant and compelling financial need will be considered for tuition assistance directly from MDA. As a rule, qualifying families must first be eligible for Basic Fund and complete the TADS application.

To assist families manage their tuition payments, Mission Dolores Academy utilizes FACTS, a tuition payment plan provider. FACTS is a nationally used system that provides families from educational institutions with a better way to manage education costs over time. With FACTS, families are given options to make tuition payments at rates convenient to them.  

To use FACTS, please see instructions below:

Instructions for FACTS sign-up

Registration for FACTS