Paying for School

An independent school education may be more affordable than you think. Most independent schools are committed to helping families find creative, manageable ways to pay for their child’s education. Among the options you can explore:
  • Monthly tuition payment plans
  • Need-based financial aid
  • Contributions from grandparents or other family members 
  • Tax-advantaged Coverdell education savings programs
  • Sibling discounts
  • Tuition loans
  • Scholarships and merit awards
In 2011-2012, NAIS member schools awarded more than $2 billion in need-based financial aid.‚Äč

Before you decide that a particular independent school is out of reach for your family, talk to the financial aid office and read through this section to learn more about the financial aid options that may be available.