Tuition & Financial Aid - Admissions - McDonogh School

Tuition

Tuition fees cover all charges for classroom instruction, meals, laboratories, and athletics (except riding and squash). Also included in the tuition fee are bus transportation and lunch for day students, and breakfast, lunch, and dinner for boarding students. Athletic uniforms for many sports are provided through the school's Athletic Department.

Tuition does not include books for Upper School students, instrumental music instruction, and private tutoring. Expenses for personal items such as school clothing and athletic equipment are borne by the individual. Other expenses will vary with the interests and wishes of the individual.

Lower School, Grades PK-4

Tuition:
PK: $16,710
K-PF: $26,040 
Grades 1 - 4: $27,610 

Middle School, Grades 5-8

Tuition: $29,310

Upper School, Grades 9-12

Tuition: $30,720
Book fees vary.

Five Day Boarding, Grades 9-12

Tuition: $41,080
Book fees vary.

Financial Aid

From the school's earliest years when all students attended on scholarship until today when approximately 20 percent of the student body receives financial aid, the provision of funds through endowment, gifts, and grants has been a primary objective of the school. McDonogh awarded more than $5.9 million in need-based financial aid for the 2017-2018 school year. The average award exceeded $18,500.

Financial aid grants may be awarded to new students entering kindergarten through twelfth grade. The school does not offer financial assistance for prekindergarten. Candidates for these awards must demonstrate academic and personal promise. All grants are based on the financial need of the family and the availability of funds. The majority of grants are given to incoming Upper School students, fewer are awarded to Middle School students, and funds for Lower School students are more limited. Recipients are expected to meet the school's academic standards and must contribute in a positive way to the life of the school. Grants are renewable each year upon the evaluation of current financial information and the successful adherence by the student to the school's standards of academic achievement and good citizenship.

Families who wish to be considered for financial aid should indicate this interest on their admissions application. Those families will then be sent a packet of information detailing the financial aid process. Families wishing to be considered for financial aid must submit (1) a copy of their 2017 federal income tax returns including all schedules and W-2's, (2) a signed and completed Supplementary Financial Aid form, and (3) a Parents' Financial Statement (PFS). The PFS needs to be completed online at sss.nais.org. All documentation should be submitted to School and Student Services for Financial Aid by January 4, 2019. Prior to enrollment, 2018 tax information and W-2's will be required as well.

If your child is offered financial aid, the award amount will be mailed along with the acceptance letter on February 22, 2019. Because of the short turnaround time for financial determination, it is crucial that your forms arrive on time.