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Tuition & Financial Aid

2017-2018 Annual Tuition Charges

Friends Academy has an inclusive tuition plan (ITP). The stated tuition for grades K through 12 includes all mandatory fees and the meal plan.

Lower School:
PlayGroup: $15,400
PreKindergarten: $20,800
Kindergarten: $24,100
Grades 1-5: $28,300

Middle School:
Grades 6-8: $31,200

Upper School:
Grades 9-12: $34,100

For text book information, please click here.

Matriculation Fees for 2016-2017:

A non-refundable charge for each new student upon enrollment which is not applied to tuition.

Lower School:
PlayGroup: $300
PreKindergarten: $300
Kindergarten - 5th Grade: $400

Middle School:
Grades 6-8: $500

Upper School:
Grades 9-12: $600

Application Fees:

2016-2017 Online Application Fee: $55

2016-2017 Paper Application Fee: $75


Financial Aid

FRIENDS ACADEMY MAINTAINS a need-based financial aid policy. This means that no one will be denied admission based on an inability to pay full tuition and that financial aid is awarded strictly based on demonstrated need. Need is determined by a number of factors as outlined in our pamphlet entitled, "Financing Your Friends Academy Education." Twenty percent of our students receive some form of financial assistance.

The financial aid program is guided by the conviction that the primary responsibility for financing a student's independent education rests with his/her family. This cannot be altered by the assertion that one parent has disclaimed responsibility for educational expenses. Also, the Financial Aid committee considers each parent to be a potential source of earned income once all children are in school full-time.

While Friends Academy has a generous financial aid budget and is able to meet the needs of many new families, unfortunately we are not able to offer awards to all who qualify.


For New Applicants

When completing the application for admission, check the appropriate box. The Admissions and Financial Aid Office will forward all necessary forms with detailed instructions and deadline dates. All parents must complete the Parents' Financial Statement Form online.

SSAT offers free informational webinars for parents to help guide you through the financial aid process. You can register for these helpful sessions at: http://sssbynais.org/parents/apply/parent-webinars

Additionally, you can print the SSAT Guide to Completing the PFS from Start to Finish, featuring line-by-line instructions by clicking here.


For Current Students
Parents of enrolled students who currently receive financial aid will automatically be sent new forms in early November. Parents of enrolled students who wish to request financial aid for the first time should contact the Admissions and Financial Office to obtain the necessary forms and information. If enrolled as a full-paying student at Friends Academy and there is a change in your financial circumstances, you may apply for financial aid after 2 consecutive school years.

For Further Information
Please contact the Admissions and Financial Aid Office at 516.676.0393.