Tuition & Financial Aid

We believe in the transformative power of small classes and the work of highly skilled, passionate teachers, and we have a commitment to socioeconomic diversity and financial aid. Our operating costs and tuition are directly connected; our Board of Trustees sets tuition annually after careful consideration of what the school needs in order to educate students according to our mission: Self-Discovery, Skills of Mind, Generosity of Heart.

Annual Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)

Tuition for the 2020-21 school year is $50,169.


Green Guarantee lunch contribution: 1,000

Financial Aid

The Field School offers financial aid to approximately 20% of its students. We are deeply committed to making our program available to students regardless of a family’s economic need, and as such our financial aid budget is roughly 15% of our total operating budget each year. All financial aid is need based.

If you anticipate the need for financial aid at any time in your student’s tenure at Field, you are strongly encouraged to apply for aid in your first year. The Field School has a careful process for allocating its financial aid budget across each year and across graduating classes. Therefore, Field cannot consider applications from families returning to the school unless the need is newly arisen. In such cases, the school will do its best to offer aid to meet need within its budget, but financial aid is not guaranteed.

Process & Deadlines

The Field School uses Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) to process financial aid applications.

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  • November 1: Financial Aid Applications are Due for Current Students

    Financial aid applications are due for current Field financial aid recipients and current Field first-time financial aid applicants. You will receive notice of your provisional award in mid-January. Provisional awards are based on the prior year’s (2018) tax return. 2019 tax returns must be submitted to TADS no later than April 30 to confirm the final award. If a family’s financial circumstance has changed significantly, the final award will be modified to reflect the change.
  • January 15: Financial Aid Applications Due for New Students

    Financial aid applications are due for new applicants to The Field School. All financial aid applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the TADS Financial Aid Worksheet. Completing this worksheet will greatly expedite the process of submitting the actual online application. You must also submit electronically, to TADS, a complete copy of your 2018 tax returns and W-2 forms. Parents who own their own business will be required to submit the appropriate business forms as well.

Frequently Asked Questions

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