Cardigan Mountain School A boarding and day school for boys in grades 6 through 9

Tuition & Financial Aid

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Cardigan Mountain School awarded over $2.5 million in financial aid to more than 30% of our students for the 2023-2024 academic year.

2024-25 Academic Year Tuition

Cardigan Mountain School's tuition is set to cover all normal operating expenses of a student enrolled at the school. Additional fees are charged to cover the one-time cost of a laptop computer and insurance (as part of the School's one-to-one program), laundry service, and other relevant incidentals.

2024-25 Academic Year Fees

Financial Aid

Cardigan Mountain School, in keeping with our desire to attract and maintain a diversified student body, offers a generous need-based financial aid program. The aid is intended to support families who otherwise would not be able to meet the cost of attending Cardigan. Annually, over 30% of our student body receives financial assistance.

Cardigan awards financial aid on the basis of need to those families who qualify, as determined by the School and Student Services by NAIS. Unfortunately, Cardigan does not have the resources to award financial aid to all who qualify. Therefore, the overall strength of a candidate’s application is used as a criterion for distributing aid. Financial Aid awards are made to those candidates who have successfully met the deadlines and criteria for admission. To receive information, please contact the Admissions Office at 603.523.3548 or by email at

To be considered for financial aid, please submit both a completed student application and financial aid application by February 2, 2024.

Helpful Documents

1. Complete information about Cardigan's Financial Aid Program is available for download by clicking the button below.

2024-25 Financial Aid Program

2. Cardigan partners with School and Student Services (SSS) in our financial aid process. To begin your financial aid application, please download a helpful guide from SSS by clicking the button below.

Applying for Financial Aid 

Financial Aid Checklist

  1. Prior to February 2, 2024: Request financial aid information from the Cardigan Admissions Office. 
  2. By February 2, 2024: Submit Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) and all supplemental forms to SSS Cardigan's code 2080.
  3. Please also submit a signed copy of Form 1040 IRS tax return with all pertinent schedules directly to SSS.

Questions about the process? Please feel free to contact Chip Audett, Director of Admissions & Financial Aid, at 603.523.3510 or

Parents' Financial Statement (PFS)

Begin your PFS now! You can begin your PFS now online at 

Please contact customer service at or 800.344.8328 if you have any questions.

Financial Aid Timeline

The Financial Aid Office strongly encourages families to apply for financial aid online, as it is convenient, cost-efficient, and secure, and can greatly expedite the processing of awards. Please visit the School and Student Services (SSS) website to learn more and begin an application. If a family would prefer to have a paper Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) sent, please contact the Financial Aid Office directly at 603.523.3548.

Begin a PFS and download/request all pertinent forms through SSS.

*Note: parents who are separated or divorced will need to fill out individual SSS forms.

Parents/guardians should complete and submit the form online, or mail the PFS to SSS. Parents should also submit a photocopy of their signed tax return (1040 IRS form and any pertinent schedules) and W-2s. If federal income tax returns are not completed by this date, please calculate estimated earnings on the prior year, based upon W-2s and other income forms. 

Copies of income tax returns and W-2s and pertinent schedules should be uploaded directly to SSS only. 

The Financial Aid Office will mail all financial aid decision letters to families whose forms were submitted on time and in full for the February deliberations. New financial aid applications are processed after this date, and awards will be distributed accordingly until funds are depleted.

Financial aid awards will be made on a case-by-case basis and will be subject to availability of funds.

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The Cardigan Mission

Cardigan Mountain School offers a close-knit community that prepares middle school boys—in mind, body, and spirit—for responsible and meaningful lives in a global society.

Mission, Equity & Core Values

Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan for Cardigan 2032 identifies four action areas that prioritize people and programs:

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Health & Wellness
  • Program & Curriculum
  • Finance

Strategic Plan