Frequently Asked Questions
What will it cost for my child to attend the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind?
There are no fees to attend the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind with the exception of a yearly activities fee of $40. The school is funded through a combination of state, federal and donation funds.
To be considered for enrollment, a student must first have an educationally significant level of hearing loss, vision loss, or both. Additionally, students must meet the general criteria for enrollment into the School for the Blind, the School for the Deaf, or Cedar Springs Academy. SCSDB will also consider whether the student's placement at SCSDB will provide education in an appropriate and least restrictive environment as reflected under the guidance of I.D.E.A.
Student applications can be submitted year-round. To develop an educational plan that truly meets the child's needs, an in-depth admissions process is necessary. The process typically takes four to six weeks from the time the application is received.
Can I visit the SCSDB campus before applying for admission?