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Tuition & Financial Aid

TUITION & FINANCIAL AID

Dwight has a long-standing commitment to our financial aid program, which allows students to receive an independent school education regardless of their family’s financial circumstances. As a central part of our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Dwight values enrolling a student body with diverse talents, interests, and backgrounds. Recipients of financial aid must reapply to confirm need-based eligibility every two years, and all financial aid information is kept confidential. We seek to support as many families as possible and our award decisions are based on demonstrated need. Approximately 25% of Dwight students receive financial aid.

We award about $10 million annually in financial aid with the generous support of  The Dwight School Foundation.

We are also committed to a robust faculty financial aid program. The School and Foundation endeavor to support as many current and newly enrolled students as possible; however, our financial aid budget is limited and Dwight receives more applications than our funding can support. Financial aid awards range from small grants to full tuition and fees.


Tuition

Dwight School tuition varies through the divisions with the highest rate being $64,400 for Lower, Middle, and Upper School.

Dwight School's tuition is inclusive of the International Baccalaureate PYP and MYP program fees, all day trips, lunch for grades Pre-K-7, athletic uniforms and equipment for grades 7-12, and performing arts for grades 6-12. 

See below for more information on tuition by age and grade:

Affordability

Financial aid decisions are based on demonstrated need. All financial aid applications are reviewed confidentially, comprehensively and individually. We use the Clarity financial aid system to help us evaluate award decisions fairly. There are no specific benchmarks for income levels to qualify for financial aid. Providing additional narrative details in the application will assist our Financial Aid Committee to understand any extenuating circumstances that are unique to your family. If you anticipate needing financial assistance in the future, please indicate this during your initial admissions application process. Funds are not available for families with pre-existing needs that were not disclosed at the time of initial admission. 

Financial Aid Checklist

  • Check the financial aid box on the Ravenna admissions application. The deadline for both the Dwight School Admissions Application and the Financial Aid Application for the 2024-25 school year has passed on December 1, 2023.
  • Dwight works with a financial aid platform called Clarity to determine a family’s contribution amount. To start your financial aid application on Clarity, click the apply button below and submit all required and requested documentation, as well as the $60 processing fee.
  • We will communicate decisions about financial aid together with the admissions decision. 

Important notes: Dwight School is no longer using the SSS software system. We must receive financial aid applications by December 1, 2023 in order to give you full consideration for Financial Aid for the 2024-2025 school year.

Review the application guide

Apply for financial aid

Financial Aid FAQs

Questions about Financial Aid?

Contact us at financialaid@dwight.edu

Financial Aid Team

Kate Zolotkovsky

Co-Director of Financial Aid

Robyn Levinson

Co-Director of Financial Aid