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Affording The Pennington School


A Pennington School education represents an investment in your child’s future.

We appreciate the extent of this financial commitment and strongly believe that a family's financial constraints should not be the determining factor in whether your child attends our School. Our financial aid budget helps bridge the gap between what families can afford and the cost of attending The Pennington School.

Scholarships and Financial Aid


Merit Scholarships

The Pennington School offers a number of scholarships to especially talented students. All applicants are automatically considered for merit awards.

The Headmaster’s Award Program scholarships are given in honor of previous headmasters. Headmaster’s awards recognize students with strong academics who reflect Pennington’s core values of Honor, Virtue, and Humility. Amounts range from $5,000—$25,000.

Music Merit Awards: three $5,000 awards annually

Bishop Fred P. Corson Endowed Scholarship: for potential leaders in academics, athletics, and the arts

Lionel R. Driscoll Scholarship: two or more awards that cover up to a full four-year tuition

Global Art and Cultural Exchange Program: five awards annually cover transportation, room, board, and tuition for a ten-day trip to the Central Academy of the Fine Arts in Beijing, China.

Financial Aid for New Applicants

The Pennington School determines a family’s need for financial aid based on TADS (Tuition Aid Data Services) computations, applicable tax returns, and the Financial Aid Committee’s guidelines. Computations at TADS are based on financial estimations for the upcoming year, which requires that all families complete the application by February 1, 2017 so that awards may be calculated.

Families interested in applying for need-based financial aid should comply with our application deadlines. However, due to limited funds, financial aid is not guaranteed to all qualified applicants.

Financial Aid Timeline

October 1
Families may begin the financial aid application process online with TADS by clicking here.

February 1
Deadline for submission of all financial aid forms to TADS — The Pennington School will not accept hard copies of income tax forms. All forms should be sent to TADS electronically or by mail*.

March 10
Admission decisions are mailed to all new families that applied to The Pennington School. If a financial aid award is allocated to the student, that award will be reflected in the enrollment contract.

April 10
Deadline for admitted students to enroll at The Pennington School by submitting a signed contract and 10% tuition deposit.

* In the event that financial forms and/or information are missing, families will be contacted by TADS no more than three times. If after three times information is not obtained, the application will be considered incomplete by the Financial Aid Committee.

Confidentiality

The Pennington School understands that financial aid is a sensitive issue for families and for the School. For that reason, the School adheres to strict guidelines safeguarding awards, families’ income taxes, and relative information. The expectation is that families who receive a financial aid award will do the same and keep all information private. By not doing so, families run the risk of losing their award.

Methodology

The Pennington School and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) work within "Financial Aid Principles of Good Practice." For more information, please click here.

If you have any questions about this process, please feel free to call the Office of Admission at 609–737–6128 or refer to the TADS website at www.tads.com.

Financial Aid for Returning Families

The Pennington School determines a family’s need for financial aid based on TADS (Tuition Aid Data Services) computations, applicable tax returns, and the Financial Aid Committee’s guidelines. Computations at TADS are based on financial estimations for the upcoming year, which requires that all families complete the application by February 1, 2017 so that awards may be calculated.

Families interested in applying for need-based financial aid should comply with our application deadlines. However, due to limited funds, financial aid is not guaranteed to all qualified applicants.

Timeline

October 1
Families may begin the financial aid application process online with TADS by clicking here.

February 1
Deadline for submission of all financial aid forms to TADS—The Pennington School will not accept hard copies of income tax forms. All forms should be sent to TADS electronically or by mail*.

February 15
Re-enrollment contracts for the following school year are mailed. Families who completed the financial aid process will see their financial aid award reflected on their re-enrollment contract.

March 1
Deadline for re-enrollment at The Pennington School by submitting a signed contract and 10% tuition deposit.

* In the event that financial forms and/or information are missing, families will be contacted by TADS no more than three times. If after three times information is not obtained, the application will be considered incomplete by the Financial Aid Committee.

Confidentiality

The Pennington School understands that financial aid is a sensitive issue for families and for the School. For that reason, the School adheres to strict guidelines safeguarding awards, families’ income taxes, and relative information. The expectation is that families who receive a financial aid award will do the same and keep all information private. By not doing so, families run the risk of losing their award.

Methodology

The Pennington School and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) work within "Financial Aid Principles of Good Practice." For more information, please click here.

If you have any questions about this process, please feel free to call the Office of Admission at 609–737–6128 or refer to the TADS website at www.tads.com.

Tuition 2016-17

Middle School, Day: $34,300
Upper School, Day: $36,300

Boarding Supplement: $17,650
Cervone Center for Learning Supplement:
$16,050 or $20,200 (based on the level of need as determined by the Center for Learning)
Academic Skills/Math Skills Tutorial (per semester):
$2,300
ESL:
$3,150/class

Fees 2016–17*

Activity Fee, Day Students: $180
Activity Fee, Boarding Students: $425
International Student Fee (includes medical insurance): $1,400
Campus Store Deposit, Day Students: $200
Campus Store Deposit, Boarding Students: $300

*Notes

Day student fees include tuition, lunch, science lab fees, infirmary services, and transportation as members of athletic teams. The annual fees listed above for boarding students cover room, board, tuition, science lab fees, infirmary services, transportation as members of athletic teams, and for most weekend activities.

Tuition and fees are determined by the School's Board of Trustees.