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Tuition & Financial Aid

The Circle School admits students without regard to family financial ability and strives to be affordable to families of all income levels through our financial aid program. The median income of our enrolled families closely matches the median income in the surrounding area.

Financial aid is based on household income and individual circumstances. Typical monthly costs, assuming a nine-month payment plan, are given in the table below.

Typical approximate monthly tuition costs after financial aid, 2017-2018*

Household Income 1st child
(per month x 9)
2nd child
(per month x 9)
3rd child
(per month x 9)
$30,000 or less $ 354 $ 78 $ 78
$60,000 $ 510 to $ 690 $ 130 $ 130
$80,000 $ 630 to $ 790 $ 154 $ 154
$100,000 $ 790 to $ 1,100 $ 196 $ 196
$150,000 $ 1,100 to $1,263 $ 259 $ 259
$200,000 $ 1,263 $ 440 $ 275
$300,000 $ 1,263 $ 975 $ 380

*An annual fee of $625 per child applies in addition to costs shown in the table. Cost figures are estimates of typical households. Financial aid is based on family financial need as assessed by a federal formula adapted to the region and the school’s budget.

To find out exactly what your family’s tuition costs will be, click on the link below to complete the Online Financial Aid Application ($50 processing fee) at any time with no obligation. Results are usually mailed or emailed within a week of filing. Before OR after you complete the Financial Aid Application, come in for a campus tour and visit with our admissions staff.