We know that the financial cost of an Athenian education is substantial. Tuition is part of the revenue required to offer our small class sizes, retain highly educated and outstanding faculty, and maintain our campus. We also know that an Athenian education is most powerful with students from all socioeconomic backgrounds. Athenian's financial aid program enables talented students to become a part of our community who could not otherwise do so.
Athenian believes that a diverse student body enhances the learning experience for all students, preparing them for the future in which they will study and live.
We encourage you to contact us with your questions about financing an Athenian education.
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The Financial Aid Program
Athenian offers need-based grants to offset the cost of tuition. Admission to Athenian is need blind; the Admission Committee is not made aware that an applicant has applied for financial aid. Financial aid grants support approximately 22% of the Athenian student body. Recipients can expect the amount they pay to remain the same each year unless their financial circumstances change.
How To Apply for Financial Aid
To apply for financial aid, you must complete the Parents' Financial Statement (see below) and submit tax returns. Both natural parents and stepparents must complete a financial aid application.
Contact the Admission Office if you have trouble filing online or if you have any questions.
Financial Aid Deadlines
Starting in November and no later than January 15, 2019: Complete the online application using the link above.
By February 15, 2019, upload to the School and Student Service Financial Aid website:
Upload a copy of your 2018 Federal Income Tax return (1040), with all schedules and attachments, AND
Your 2018 W-2 forms.
Do not send tax forms to The Athenian School.
Late applications will be considered as available funding allows.
Guidelines for the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS)
Along with most independent schools in the United States, Athenian uses the forms and methodology of the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) to evaluate financial aid applicants' ability to pay tuition. SSS and The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) together sponsor this service.
Semester plan: $780 per semester Note: Meals are included in boarding tuition.
Books, field trips and incidental expenses typically total $1,000 – $1,300 per year*
The Athenian Wilderness Experience: $2,225 (Grade 11 only)*
English-intensive courses for international students: $1,560 per year
Transportation: $900-$1,975 depending on bus route*
Middle School Interim and Upper School March Intensive: Amount varies*
Parking Permit/Fees (Grade 11-12 day students only) $310 per school year; $190 per semester; $145 per final quarter
*Financial aid for these expenses if provided to tuition financial aid recipients. The aid is proportionate with a family's tuition financial aid (e.g. a 60% tuition aid recipient will receive 60% aid for these expenses).
Tuition is billed in either 2 installments (May and July) or 7 monthly installments.