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Our Indexed Tuition program brings the cost of a Thaden education within reach for a broad range of families in Northwest Arkansas. Instead of paying a fixed rate, each family's contribution toward the cost of a Thaden education is individually determined or "indexed" on the basis of its financial resources. All families, including those that pay the maximum tuition, pay well below the actual cost of a Thaden education.

Household Gross Income Range Range of Family Contribution 2021-22*
$80,000 and below $3,000 or less
$80,000 to $100,000 $3,000 to $5,500
$100,000 to $120,000 $5,500 to $8,000
$120,000 to $140,000 $8,000 to $11,000
$140,000 to $160,000 $11,000 to $14,000
$160,000 to $180,000 $14,000 to $17,000
$180,000 to $200,000 $17,000 to $20,500
$200,000 to $220,000 $20,500 to $23,500
$220,000 and above $23,500 to $27,600**
*Thaden School typically increases tuition by 2-4% annually. 
**A family with a gross annual income that exceeds $220,000 with multiple children attending Thaden School can expect to pay more than the single maximum tuition amount (which is calculated per child). In no instance would a family pay more than a single maximum tuition per child.