Tuition and Assistance

Tuition and Assistance

Tuition for the 2018-19 school year is $26,100 for Pre-Kindergarten ­– Grade 5 and $28,600 for Grades 6 – 7.

  • Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 4: $150 Activity Fee
  • Grades 5 – 7: $400 Activity Fee
  • Grades 6 ­– 7: $300 Technology Fee

Affording Milton

A fundamental goal of the school is to provide all families in the community the opportunity to send their children to Milton through graduation. Milton supports its strong commitment to socio-economic diversity through its Tuition Assistance program. The school offers need-based tuition assistance awards that seek to cover the difference between a family’s available resources and the cost of a student’s educational expenses.

For the 2018-19 school year, Milton distributed almost $3 million in tuition assistance to about 50% of its families. While Milton expects all parents to contribute toward the tuition cost to the extent they are financially able, the school encourages those who need assistance to apply.

Will I qualify for Tuition Assistance?

Families are often surprised at the amount of assistance granted each year. If you are uncertain whether you will qualify, please refer to the chart below:

Duration and Commitment

For the 2019-2020 school year, we are piloting a program where a Tuition Assistance award will be for a two-year duration rather than a one-year award.

How will this work?

  • Unless a family’s circumstances change significantly from 2019—2020, each family applying for Tuition Assistance will receive the same award amount for the 2020—2021 school year that they receive for the 2019—2020 school year. Families may pay a certain portion of the tuition increase in 2020—2021 depending upon their financial circumstances.
  • Families will need to complete a Tuition Assistance application each year.
  • Unless any of the following occur, tuition paid by the family will remain level (with a small increase if tuition increases) for two years:
    • A change in income of more than 10% in either direction.
    • A change in the size of the family — i.e. new baby.
    • Another child attending Milton or another tuition charging school.
    • Another child leaving private school and entering the public school system.
    • The family asks for a full review.
  • A reserve fund is also set aside for families who unexpectedly need assistance during the school year regardless of their current award.

 

How to Apply for Tuition Assistance

FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment will be conducting the financial need analysis for Milton for the upcoming 2019—2020 school year. Follow the steps below to apply for tuition assistance at Milton for the 2019—2020 school year. New students must also complete an admission application in addition to the tuition assistance application.

STEP 1 ­– Submit Your FACTS Tuition Assistance Application
STEP 2 ­– Gather Supporting Documents
STEP 3 – Submit Documents to FACTS
STEP 4 – Submit Supplemental Letter to Milton (optional but recommended)

Questions?

For questions or concerns about the FACTS application process, please contact a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 866-441-4637. For general questions about tuition assistance at Milton, please contact Director of Admission Sindy Udell.

Confidentiality

All financial information submitted to Milton is treated with the highest standard of confidentiality. Following the best practices of independent schools, there are no parents, faculty members, or Board of Trustee members on the Tuition Assistance Committee.

Duration and Commitment

Tuition assistance awards are granted for one year. Families are required to furnish information regarding their current financial situation each year so that the Tuition Assistance Committee can conduct a review and make adjustment in light of a family’s and available funds. Every attempt is made to meet the demonstrated needs for tuition assistance of returning students from year to year. Barring significant changes in family circumstances or a significant change in the size of the school’s fund, families can expect consistent awards from year to year with small increases to account for tuition increases. The average increase in tuition over the last five years has been about five percent. The majority of assistance decisions are made in February for the following school year.  A reserve fund is also set aside for families who unexpectedly need assistance during the school year.

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