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Tuition Assistance and Affordability

Tuition Options

Independent schools are supported largely by tuition. Many schools have flexible payment programs to assist parents, and some offer loan programs as well. Often information about tuition options, including financial aid, is available with admissions material. When requesting information about a particular school, be sure to ask for tuition policies and information on payment options.

Financial Aid

Independent schools are eager to enroll, to the best of their ability, qualified students regardless of the financial circumstances of their families. Financial aid is available at most schools, and admission directors can supply information about the assistance available at their schools.

Families interested in applying for financial aid should do so early and remember that requests are reviewed annually. Nationally, nearly 20 percent of the students attending independent schools receive some form of financial aid. Fund-raising activities at many schools support scholarships. On average, independent schools reserve 8 percent of their budgets for financial assistance.

1. Financial Aid

2. Understanding Financial Aid

Merit Scholarship

Please review the tuition assistance options to help you finance your child's education:

1.  Scholarships for Students in Grade 7 and older (Jack Kent Cooke Foundation)

2.  A Better Chance




Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools  •  Contact Information

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