Tuition and Financial Aid
|Students selected for admissions to Fessenden are chosen for their potential to grow and thrive in a challenging classroom setting. They come from all across the United States and from many different parts of the world; and represent a wide range of racial, religious, cultural and economic backgrounds.|
The Board of Trustees recognizes that while it is the responsibility of parents to finance their child's education insofar as they are able, not every family can afford the tuition at Fessenden. In addition, the Board believes that the community is stronger when it is comprised of students who benefit from and contribute to the experience, regardless of their families' financial situations. Fessenden's financial aid program was designed to meet the needs of those students.
The School has limited financial aid resources and makes a sincere effort to responsibly evaluate each request for aid. As part of that evaluation, Fessenden, like most independent schools, utilizes the services of the School and Student Service (SSS) by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Based upon a written application, SSS assesses a family’s resources to determine how much that family can afford for education. Using this report and other available information, it is then up to each school to decide an appropriate grant based upon the school's own policies and financial resources. The Fessenden Financial Aid Committee determines an appropriate grant based upon student need, the School’s priorities and financial aid resources. The deadline for Financial Aid applications is February 1st.
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact us.
School and Student Service (SSS) Financial Aid Information
|For families applying for financial aid, this link will lead you to the online Parent's Financial Statement, or "PFS," which is required in order to apply for financial aid at independent schools. The PFS form should be submitted in early January.|
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