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Tuition & Financial Aid

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Tuition & Financial Aid

Boarding Student Tuition: $69,950

Day Student Tuition: $52,000 

Tuition covers all academic instruction as well as room and board, but additional fees may apply.

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Kent is committed to making its education accessible to all families who are drawn to the mission of the School.

Awards range from $5000 up to the full cost of tuition depending upon each family’s individual financial circumstances. 
Average award: $44,800
40% of students receive financial assistance
Financial aid budget: $8.2 MM

An Elite School; Not A School For Elites

When the Reverend Frederick Herbert Sill founded Kent School in 1906, he envisioned an elite school, not a school for elites. This intention expressed itself in ways big and small, from our motto to the jobs program. Materially, this vision resulted in making the school accessible to those who might not otherwise be able to afford a boarding school education.

An Egalitarian Approach

Fr. Sill was ahead of his time, instituting a tuition model that asked families to pay only what they were able to afford. It is in that spirit that Kent approaches financial aid today. The School provides some form of tuition assistance for 40% of its students, with a goal to endow a 10% increase in financial aid by the Fall of 2026.

A Transformative Investment

A solid educational foundation is one of the highest priorities for parents/guardians. Investing in the future of one’s child is an important decision. Kent’s objective is to create a learning community that allows families who believe in the School’s approach access to the Kent experience, regardless of their ability to afford it.

Payment Options

For domestic families, Kent offers:

  • A one-payment plan.
  • A two-payment plan.
  • A 10-payment plan with a one-time fee.


 


 

Apply For Financial Aid

Get started

1

Indicate

Parents/guardians of new applicants should indicate that they intend to apply for financial aid on the Parent Form of the Application for Admission.

2

By February 1

All new applicants must submit a completed Parent Financial Statement (PFS) to the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS).

  • The PFS can be submitted as early as September 1. If 2022 tax information is not yet available at the time of filing the PFS, please use estimated figures.
  • All new U.S. applicants and filers must submit signed copies of 2020 and 2021 federal tax return(s) (1040, 1040A or 1040EZ) including all W-2s, 1099s and major schedules, to SSS. Submission of corresponding K-1s, forms 1065 or 1120s along with the schedule E is required for all who have an ownership interest in a partnership or corporation.
  • All new international applicants and filers must submit income verification documents (tax returns/employer statements of earnings) for 2020 and 2021.

Note: All supporting application documents must be submitted to SSS to attach to the Parent Financial Statement; nothing comes directly to Kent School.

3

By April 15

All new U.S. applicants and filers must submit signed copies of 2022 federal tax return(s) (1040, 1040A or 1040EZ) including all W-2s, 1099s and major schedules, to SSS. Submission of corresponding K-1s, forms 1065 or 1120s along with the schedule E is required for all who have an ownership interest in a partnership or corporation.

Kent School reserves the right to require additional documentation or explanation of unusual circumstances to determine eligibility for financial aid.

4

On March 10

Financial Aid decisions are posted on the enrollment portal for families of new applicants

5

On April 10

Signed enrollment agreements and deposits are due for newly enrolled students



 


 

Financial Aid FAQ