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Tuition and Fees for the 2024-2025 Academic Year

Boarding Student Day Student
Tuition $68,250 $45,300
Student Service Fees $1,375 $475

*Student Service Fees may include books, laundry, security deposit, etc.

Additional Fees for International students

International Student Support Fee $500
Medical Insurance (Mandatory) $2,300
ESL Program $1,800 per trimester

Tuition Insurance Plan

Tuition insurance helps protect the investment you are making in your child’s education. Your enrollment contract with the school financially obligates you to pay the full amount of tuition and fees for your child to attend regardless of withdrawal for any reason.

This Protect My Tuition Plan is mandatory for all families.

Payment Plans

The School offers a variety of payment plans to accommodate the needs of all South Kent School families:

  • One Payment Plan: Due in July
  • Four Payment Plan: Due in May, August, November, February
  • Ten Payment Plan*: Due monthly from May through February
  • Post-Graduate Six Payment Plan**: Due monthly from July through December

*not available for Post-Graduates
**only available for Post-Graduates

Please reach out to the South Kent School Business Office for more details.

Payment Processing

As of January 2023, South Kent School has partnered with Blackbaud Tuition Management (TMS) for the processing and collection of tuition and fees. There is an annual $50 administrative fee/per family which will appear on the first invoice.

On our TMS website, you can:

  • Make payments
  • Setup automatic payments
  • Review payment history
  • View and print invoices (if you are not on automatic debit), Family Tuition Statements, and Year EndStatements for tax purposes
  • See an itemized breakdown of tuition, fees, and discounts billed to your account
  • Get help via online chat or by phone at (888) 868-8828

For more information, please click here.

Payments for International Students

South Kent School has proudly partnered with flywire to streamline the process of international payments. With flywire, families are offered competitive foreign exchange rates, allowing them to pay in local currency.

ADVANTAGES:

  • A convenient online payment process
  • Discounted foreign exchange rates
  • Payment in local currency – no foreign transaction fees
  • Knowledge of cost in local currency at the time of transaction
  • No after-the-fact surprises on your credit card statement if you decide to make a payment with your credit card.

To get started, please visit https://www.flywire.com/pay/southkentschool.

Applying for Financial Aid

South Kent School seeks to attract and maintain a diverse student body from a variety of cultural, economic and geographic backgrounds. Financial awards are based on a family’s demonstrated need and the availability of funds. The process for applying for financial aid is outlined below.

To be eligible for consideration for financial aid at South Kent School, you must complete your financial aid application and provide the necessary supporting documentation. Documentation must be submitted by February 1 for new students, and admissions will notify returning students by email as to when their documentation is due. (Applications received after February 1 will be evaluated on a rolling basis.)

We will communicate decisions about financial aid along with our admissions decisions. Be sure to indicate on your admissions application that you are applying for financial aid.

Step 1: Submit Application by December 1 (Returning Students of February 1 (New Students)

Submit your Financial Aid application online HERE. 

Call Clarity Customer Service at 206-210-3752 with questions about submitting your application.

Step 2: Upload Required Documents by December 1 (Returning Students) or February 1 (New Students)

  • Please sign and submit your capitalized form 4506c to give Clarity permission to receive all your required documents.
  • Please do not send any documents to South Kent School
  • 2023 W2’s or end-of-year pay stubs (new students only)
  • 2022 & 2021 W2’s
  • 2022 and 2021 federal income tax returns with all schedules
  • 2022 and 2021 business tax returns (Schedule K-1, Form 1065, Form 1120 and/or Form 1120S) if you own any part of a farm, sole proprietorship, partnership, and/or S-corporation
  • Verification of tuition costs for other children in tuition-charging schools (tuition bill, enrollment contract, or 1098-T form)

For International Families:

In order to offer international families financial aid, South Kent School will need a completed International Student Financial Aid Profile, proof-of-income documentation, and any tax forms.

  1. As early as October 2, go to School and Student Services.
  2. Click on the prompt to begin the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). Each family only needs to complete one PFS, even if there are several children from the same family applying to South Kent School.
  3. Each family will be given a username and password that will allow them to return to the PFS at a later date before submitting it. All information will be secure.
  4. Download, complete, and upload the International Student Financial Aid Profile.
  5. Instructions will be provided regarding submitting supporting documents.

If you have questions please email Kathy McCann, Senior Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at [email protected].

Additional Resources

Please Note: Meeting all deadlines is an important part of the process. Late information can jeopardize an award. Returning families are required to follow this application process each year. Financial aid is awarded annually and for one year at a time.

Families with Separated or Divorced Parents

South Kent School requires a completed PFS from both natural parents. In addition, remarriage or cohabitation with another adult by either parent requires all involved adults to follow the same process. An application with only one PFS will be considered incomplete and will delay the process. If a family would like to discuss their particular situation with a School Financial Aid representative, please contact Kathy McCann, Senior Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at [email protected].

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