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

Tuition & Financial Aid

Investing In Your Son's Future
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Cardigan Mountain School offered over $2.4 million in financial aid to over 30% of our students during the 2018-2019 academic year. 

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.

2019-20 Academic Year Tuition

Day Students

Reservation Deposit: $1,500 (half is credited toward tuition, and half to the student's debit account)
Tuition: $36,700
Tuition Refund Insurance: Approximately $624 for 2019-2020

Domestic Boarding Students

Reservation Deposit: $4,000 (half is credited toward tuition, and half to the student's debit account)
Tuition: $63,200
Tuition Refund Insurance: Approximately $1,074 for 2019-2020

International Boarding Students

Reservation Deposit: $4,000 (half is credited toward tuition, and half to the student's debit account)
Tuition: $71,900
Tuition Refund Insurance: Approximately $1,222 for 2019-2020

2019-20 Academic Year Fees

Day Students

Laptop and Insurance: $1,500 (one-time fee to purchase a new Apple laptop and four-year accident insurance policy; laptop becomes property of the student)

Domestic Boarding Students

Laptop and Insurance: $1,500 (one-time fee to purchase a new Apple laptop and four-year accident insurance policy; laptop becomes property of the student)
Laundry Fee: $1,288 (includes a full year of laundry and dry-cleaning service through E&R Laundry)

International Boarding Students

Laptop and Insurance: $1,500 (one-time fee to purchase a new Apple laptop and four-year accident insurance policy; laptop becomes property of the student)
Laundry Fee: $1,288 (includes a full year of laundry and dry-cleaning service through E&R Laundry)
Health Insurance: $1,900 (includes a comprehensive health policy covering regular and emergency treatment)

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 admissions@cardigan.org.

Financial Aid Checklist

  1. Prior to February 2, 2019: Request financial aid information from the Cardigan Admissions Office. 
  2. By February 2, 2019: 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 caudett@cardigan.org.

Parents' Financial Statement (PFS)

Begin your PFS now! You can begin your PFS now online at www.solutionsbysss.com

Please contact customer service at sss@communitybrands.com 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 603.523.3528.

JANUARY
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.

FEBRUARY 2
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. 

FEBRUARY 10
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.

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