Tuition & Fees 2024-2025
The Board of Trustees sets the lowest possible tuition and fees while still offering an exceptional education in an environment that allows children to flourish and explore their highest potential. The tuition at the Academy only covers about 75% of the actual cost of educating each student, and the difference is made up by annual giving and donor support.
With the availability of financial assistance, families can afford an exceptional education for their children.
- Tuition - $17,015 (Lunch fees are not included)
- Book & Technology Fee - $525
- Equipment and Activity Fee - $200 (per semester)
- Semester Supply Fee - $100 (per semester)
- ESL (English as a Second Language) Fee - $2,500 (per year) - for International Students only
SEABURY OFFERS THE FOLLOWING THREE PAYMENT OPTIONS FOR TUITION:
- Single Payment Option: Due by July 20, 2024. (2% discount on the 12-month total of tuition, if paid in full by June 20, 2024)
- Semester Payment Option: Two payments due by July 20, 2024 and January 20, 2025. (1% discount on the 12-month total of tuition if the first payment is paid by June 20, 2024 and the second payment is paid by December 20, 2024)
- Monthly Payment Option: Tuition may be paid in 12 monthly installments. (First payment due on July 20, 2023; subsequent payments are due on the 20th of each month with the final payment made by June 20, 2025) This option is not available to International Students.
A Seabury education is a powerful investment in a child’s development and success in college and life. However, the cost of that education should never be an obstacle to achieving the best education possible for one’s child, and families should not assume that they do not qualify for financial assistance. The following policy explains the procedure for applying and accepting tuition assistance.
Tuition Assistance Application
Bishop Seabury Academy is dedicated to equality and fairness in awarding tuition assistance. Accordingly, the school uses a need assessment tool called FACTS Grant and Aid. Families complete the FACTS application online by clicking the Tuition Assistance Application link at the top of this page. FACTS charges a $40 application fee per family, payable by credit card at the end of the application. Parents who do not have a credit card or cannot afford the fee should contact the Director of Admissions. The application includes information about income, assets, debt, and specific family circumstances. The school also requires that parents provide the school with a copy of their current income tax return. Once parents complete the application, FACTS provides the school with a report and a suggested award.
The Academy requests that both parents, whether married, separated, divorced, or non-married, and regardless of custody arrangements, be responsible for the financial obligations of tuition and fees. Divorced, separated, or non-married parents make separate FACTS applications, and each submits a current tax return. Neither parent has access to the information provided by the other. An applicant's tuition assistance file is not considered complete if both parents have not completed the FACTS application. In the event of a history of non-support on the part of one parent or outright refusal to complete the FACTS application, the Director of Admissions has the discretion to waive the noncustodial parent requirements.
Tuition Assistance Awards
After receiving the FACTS report, tax returns, and other necessary documents, the tuition assistance committee will meet to determine awards.
All family and financial information in the student’s file will remain confidential.
The Director of Admissions, through FACTS, will communicate award decisions. Acceptance of the award is confirmed in FACTS by the family. Families are required to apply for tuition assistance each year.
Tuition Assistance Appeals
Families may appeal awards and should clearly state in writing why it is inadequate to meet the family’s needs. The Academy makes no assurance of a successful appeal but will thoroughly review each request.
Voiding the Enrollment Contract
If Seabury’s tuition assistance award is less than the recommended award of FACTS, the Board of Trustees will release parents from their enrollment contract upon request. All families must indicate on their enrollment contract that they intend to apply for tuition assistance.
Deadline to Apply for Tuition Assistance
Current students on tuition assistance receive preference for the next school year and should submit FACTS applications by the priority deadline of January 15th. Award decisions for applications received after this deadline will depend upon the remaining funds available in the budget.