Dwight School has a long-standing commitment to its financial aid program, which allows students to have an independent school education regardless of the family’s financial circumstances. Dwight values enrolling a highly qualified student body with diverse talents, interests, and backgrounds. Dwight grants financial aid awards annually on the basis of financial need. All financial aid awards are made independent of admissions decisions. Recipients of financial aid must reapply each year, and all financial aid information is kept confidential. Financial aid awards are renewed each year as long as the family’s financial circumstances still show need.
Dwight School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, national, or ethnic origin, physical disability, age, or sexual orientation.Payment Plan Options
In addition to financial aid, Dwight School offers several different payment options for families.Step-by-Step Guide to Financial Aid Application Process
- STEP 1: When submitting the Dwight School admissions application, please check the appropriate box indicating that you would like to apply for financial aid.
- STEP 2: All families seeking financial aid must complete a confidential financial statement each year. Instructions on how to apply will be sent electronically in early November to all applicants who complete STEP 1. Dwight uses the Independent School Management Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) Program to process all financial aid applications. The financial aid forms may be completed online beginning in November here. In addition to the financial aid application, families must upload all required tax documents and W2s to the online application. The deadline for financial aid applications and supporting materials is December 15, 2014. All financial aid information is kept confidential.
- STEP 3: Financial aid awards will be sent at the same time as acceptances. For current families, awards are distributed as part of re-enrollment. Many factors are considered when determining whether a family qualifies for financial assistance including income, net worth, assets, and debt. The Admissions Committee recommends students to the Financial Aid Committee once an admissions decision has been made.
- STEP 4: In order to secure an award, a non-refundable deposit equaling 10% of the net tuition owed is required at the time of (re) enrollment.