Tuition & Financial Aid

Value of a BT Education

We prepare students for college and life by challenging them to be critical thinkers who engage in discussion, rigorous study, and examination of the world around them. We take pride in the fact that there is no BT "type"; our students are diverse in backgrounds, talents, and interests.

Research and surveys from the Higher Education Research Institute, the Council for American Private Education, and the National Association of Independent schools show that students who graduate from independent schools feel they are better able to adjust to and overcome the academic and social challenges they face in college in comparison to their public school counterparts. Additionally, independent school students are also more likely to achieve post-collegiate employment and gain admittance into post-graduate programs.

Affording BT

An independent school education may be more affordable than you think. Use the following strategies to help your family budget for this investment in your child:

PAYMENT PLANS

BT offers the following payment plans:

  • One-time payment, due annually in August
  • Bi-annual payments, due in August and December
  • Monthly payments, beginning in August and concluding in May

Financing

Fixed Rate Plans offered through Your Tuition Solution are true installment loans  with interest rates that stay consistent for the life of the loan with no sudden interest spikes and no hidden fees. The borrower gets a low, fixed rate based on the amount financed, term selected, and their credit history. When you compare the maximum loan amount and monthly term limit, you will find that Fixed Rate Plans offered through Your Tuition Solution provide flexible and low monthly payments with no application fee or prepayment penalty, so more families can get access to the education support they need.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Many organizations like the Children’s Scholarship Fund offer scholarships for students seeking a private school education. The Internet, book stores, and public libraries are helpful tools in researching how to find grants for private high school tuition.

BT is one of 50 independent schools across the United States to receive an endowment gift from the Malone Family Foundation to fund scholarships based on merit and financial need. Learn more about the Malone Scholars Program.

In addition to the Malone Scholars Program, scholarships to students entering ninth grade. Learn more about these scholarship opportunities.

FAMILY ASSISTANCE

Grandparents and relatives are a vital part of the BT community. After witnessing the powerful impact a BT education can make, many choose to help with tuition, textbooks, and even uniforms. It is a form of gift-giving that will make a lifelong difference to the recipient. Grandparents who are looking to gift assets as an estate planning tool can pay all or part of the tuition bill without triggering any gift taxes as long as it is below a certain threshold.

FINANCIAL AID

There is no income limit that automatically makes your family ineligible for financial aid. BT takes into account your income, assets, and expenses, including educational costs for other children. 

Brownell Talbot is committed to enrolling a diverse student body from varying economic backgrounds. All families must provide Brownell Talbot with the following documentation to complete the financial aid process:

  • Submit a Parents Financial Statement (PFS) to School & Student Services (SSS) online.
  • Prior year (2021) forms required: W-2 forms and bank statements from October, November, and December.
  • Two years prior (2020) forms required: W-2 forms and tax returns (Form 1040 with all supporting schedules).

We review each family’s financial circumstances and expect that family resources will be used to the maximum extent possible. Brownell Talbot's need-based financial aid varies by family, but awards are generally in the range of 10% to 35% of tuition. Aid is capped at 50% for Lower School and is available starting in kindergarten. Brownell Talbot does not provide financial assistance for activities, field trips, food service, and other incidental expenses. Scholarships are used to help underwrite financial aid and are given to qualifying students who demonstrate merit and financial need.

Learn How to Apply

Financial aid applications are due on February 15 for the following academic year.

Tuition Solution

Tuition Rates for the 2022-2023 School Year

Tuition and Fees

Tuition amounts listed above generally include the cost of field trips, special performances, extracurricular activities, admission to home sporting events and plays, musicals, retreats, graduation, and physical education uniforms (grades 5-8, including laundry service). A morning and afternoon snack is included for students in Early Years.

Other fees will vary depending on the student’s grade and level of involvement. Below is a list of common types of fees by division:

All Divisions

  • Uniforms
  • Lunch program
  • Tuition Refund Plan insurance (only applicable for biannual and monthly payment plans)
  • International student fee*
  • Classroom instructional supplies

Lower School

  • Raider Zone (extended care program)
  • Enrichment programs

Middle School

  • Raider Zone (extended care program)
  • Enrichment programs
  • Textbooks

Upper School

  • Extracurricular athletics/activities and related travel
  • Textbooks 
  • Apple Macbook (new Upper School students)
  • AP testing fees
  • Senior trip

*International students are charged an annual $8,000 fee in addition to the tuition rates to account for a variety of additional administrative support services. 

Charges for items other than tuition are billed during the school year and are payable on the 10th of each month for the prior month’s charges. 

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