Tuition/Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

2017-2018 tuition for Kindergarten through Class 12: $44,950
Additional expenses: $1,500 to $5,600, depending on grade level

Note: Expenses include books, school supplies, recess food, lunch, Parents' Association dues, school trips, laptops (if applicable), Tuition Refund Insurance and the Accident Reimbursement Plan. School uniforms, the Clubhouse after-school program and certain bus services are additional costs.

The Garcia Family Foundation

Through the generosity of Chapin's endowment, we are delighted to be able to offer need-based financial assistance to many qualified applicants who embody Chapin's values of academic promise, citizenship, and a mission to be brave for others, brave for self.

Additionally, the generosity of both individuals and organizations allows for Chapin's financial aid program to extend scholarships to eligible applicants in need. Chapin is grateful to The Garcia Family Foundation for its leadership in this effort. The Foundation's goal is to broadly support the educational experience of recipients during their Chapin experience.

No application for the grant is required, as applicants to Chapin are automatically considered. Recipients of a Garcia grant are considered based solely on financial need.

Financial Aid at Chapin

Financial aid is available at all grade levels and based solely on need. The Chapin School is committed to a financial aid program that will provide approximately $5.9 million in tuition aid for 20 percent of our student body in the 2017-2018 school year.

Applying for Financial Aid - Admissions Applicants

Please read Applying for Financial Aid for the 2018-19 Academic Year and Financial Aid FAQs

1. Complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS).

2. Both custodial and non-custodial parents must complete the PFS. If only one parent or guardian is listed on the PFS, please complete the Second Parent Information Form and return it to The Chapin School

3. Upload the following documents to your application:

  • 2017 Federal Income Tax Return, including all supporting schedules and business taxes where appropriate.
  • 2017 Form W-2 and/or Form 1099: If this form is not available, you should submit a copy of your final pay stub for 2017 and submit the W-2 as soon as it is available.

4. Submit all financial aid documentation by January 5, 2018.

Deadlines are firm. It is important that you file all forms and provide all information on time. Your application is not complete and cannot be reviewed until all required documentation is received

Additional documentation. The School may request additional information to support your application. Documents you may be asked to provide include: terms of a Trust, alimony or child support agreements, details of a mortgage or personal loan, verification of educational expenses, scholarships, and grants, value of investment portfolios, explanation of indebtedness including photocopies of bank or credit card statements.

Additional information. We urge you to submit any additional information you feel is pertinent to your application that may not be fully explained in the other required documentation. Include this information on your PFS or send a letter directly to Financial Aid Coordinator, Business Office at The Chapin School.

Please note. If a student does not apply for financial aid when first admitted to Chapin, the family is not eligible to apply for three years. However, any student who is paying full tuition may apply for financial aid should the need arise. The application must include a statement outlining the changes in circumstances that are responsible for the financial aid request. If the family circumstances have not changed significantly since the date of admission, no aid will be granted.

Financial aid funds are limited. If your daughter's financial aid file is not complete by January 5, 2018, we may not be able to offer any financial assistance.

Applying for Financial Aid - Current Students

Current students applying for financial aid for the 2018-2019 academic year and current students applying for financial aid for the first time should review the following documents: