Affording Milken

Affording Milken

At Milken, we believe every Jewish student deserves access to an exceptional Jewish education.

We understand the barriers to entry are high. The cost of raising children in Los Angeles can feel daunting, and private school tuition may seem out of reach. That’s why we are committed to a generous tuition assistance program that helps Jewish families afford this extraordinary educational opportunity.

Milken is an economically diverse community. Nearly 40% of our students receive tuition assistance, and we give out more tuition assistance – when measured in total dollars – than any other independent school in Los Angeles.

The reason is simple: By educating our children so they can surpass us, we help build a strong Jewish future. Learning at Milken equips them with the tools to thrive, creating talented, knowledgeable, compassionate young adults who are poised for success and prepared to be the Jewish voices of their generation. This is undergirded by one of our core values is Kehillah, building a joyful, and welcoming community.  

Tuition & Payment Options

2024-2025 Tuition: $52,700

One-time new student fee of $2,500 per student
Annual security fee of $2,500 per student
A non-refundable deposit of 8% is required upon enrollment
Supplemental Fees
Additional expenses not included in tuition: grade level tiyul (experiential learning overnight trips; fee varies per grade), Macbook laptop, required Milken Merch clothing, and books. Optional items include athletics uniforms, bus transportation, and on campus pre-ordered meals.

Payment Options
Admitted families have several options for structuring their tuition. At Milken, our philosophy is that of financial partnership with our families in the journey from enrollment to graduation. We want to work with our families to the greatest extent possible to make a Milken education affordable and manageable, within the context of the financial realities of providing our students with truly excellent faculty and facilities. To that end, we offer several payment plan options. Additionally, in the event of unforeseen circumstances tuition insurance is available.
  • A one-pay plan, due in May
  • A two-pay plan, due in May and August
  • A ten-month payment plan, due monthly May to February 

Tuition Assistance at Milken

At Milken, we are committed to providing an education to every Jewish student. We know that applying for tuition assistance can be daunting, but we are here to help. Please see the detailed steps and key dates below. 

Our Tuition Assistance Committee reviews all applications and offers tuition assistance within our own budgetary constraints to families who qualify based on demonstrated financial need.

We welcome your questions about our tuition assistance program, which is available without regard to race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender or sexual orientation. Please reach out to our office with any questions at


List of 4 items.

  • STEP 1: Submit Parent Financial Statement

    To assist us in objectively assessing what a family is able to pay toward tuition, we work with a third party, School and Student Services by NAIS (SSS). SSS estimates a family’s ability to pay based on the materials submitted; we use those figures as the baseline for our determinations, taking into consideration school policies and the resources available for returning students. All information submitted is kept strictly confidential.

    To begin the application process, go to the SSS website. The school partner code for Milken is 904920. The first day to submit the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) is October 2, 2023. Please do not begin your submission prior to this date or your application may be lost.
  • STEP 2: Provide Additional Documentation

    After you submit the online application, SSS will confirm receipt of the Parent Financial Statement (PFS) and will notify you of the additional documents that must be provided. Required documents are:
    • Tax returns: if you submitted 2022 returns last year, and are using the same email address as last year, there is no need to resubmit those forms.
    • If you are new to the SSS application process, please provide your 2021 return in addition to 2022 return. As there is no designated field in the '24-'25 app for 2021 tax documents, please upload these documents to the additional documents section in SSS.
    • Form W-2 from your employer; if you do not get a W-2, please select NA in your SSS application in the Required Documents section.
    • If you are a partner in a partnership or a shareholder in an S-Corp please upload to your student's folder in the SSS portal all relevant K1s. If your share in either is 25% or greater, please also upload the corresponding 1120s, and/or 1065s. 
    • If your family has a trust(s) and files a 1041 US income tax return for estates and trusts, please upload in the SSS portal under additional documents.
    All documents should be uploaded to the SSS website by December 8, 2023 (new to Milken families should upload their documents to the SSS website by January 12, 2024).

    Your 2023 tax forms, or valid from 4868 requesting an extension, must be filed by April 15, 2024.

    Please do not send any documents directly to Milken. In order to protect your confidential information, any information sent to Milken will be immediately deleted and/or shredded.

    If you have questions regarding the online application or require assistance uploading documents please call SSS at 800.344.8328.
  • STEP 3: Tuition Assistance Awards

    If your application is submitted by the deadlines listed on this page, you will be notified of your preliminary tuition assistance award with the issuance of the Enrollment Agreement for 2024-2025 (if your child is accepted to Milken).

    If your application is late, it will not be considered until the end of the awards process. If the tuition assistance budget has been exhausted by that time, you may be placed on a tuition assistance waitlist.
  • Key Dates

    The first day to submit the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) is October 2, 2023. Please do not begin your submission prior to this date or your application may be lost.
    Deadlines to complete the SSS online Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) and to submit supporting documents are:
    • December 8, 2023: PFS for all returning students, whether or not currently receiving tuition assistance due
    • January 12, 2024: New to Milken families must submit the PFS
    • April 15, 2024: 2023 tax returns or extension for ALL students due

Office of Admission

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Lindy Kadouri

    Lindy Kadouri 

    Director of Admission & Enrollment Management
  • Photo of Alexis Newman

    Alexis Newman 

    Associate Director of Admission
  • Photo of Mele Liss

    Mele Liss 

    Admission Associate
  • Photo of Elana Banafsheha

    Elana Banafsheha 

    Admission Associate
  • Photo of Shelly Meyers

    Ms. Shelly Meyers 

We are so grateful that our family is at Milken. It is because of the immense generosity of the Milken community that our kids are thriving and will go on to make an impact in the Jewish community and beyond.

Download the Tuition Assistance Guide

Our Partner: The Jewish Federation

Eligibility for a Federation Scholarship to attend a Jewish Day School

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles works to identify and address the greatest challenges and opportunities in Los Angeles, Israel and around the world. The Jewish Federation has partnered with Jewish day schools for over 30 years to provide financial aid to offset the costs of attending a Jewish day school. Partnering with elementary, middle, and high schools across all denominations, the Federation’s goal is to help make Jewish day school accessible to more families.

Milken is one of those partners. We are proud to work with the Jewish Federation to provide financial aid to offset the cost of attending Milken.

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At Milken Community School, we think education is more than what you know. Our School, founded on Jewish values, is about who our children can become and how they can help others become who they might be. Because the world our children will create tomorrow is born in the School we build today, our mission is to educate our children so they can surpass us.
Non-discrimination Policy: Milken Community School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid, athletic, and other school-administered programs.