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Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Please see below for a description of tuition, fees, and the financial aid process at Brewster.

2019-2020 Tuition

Boarding: $64,950
Day: $37,975

Basic tuition for boarding students includes room and board as well as academic, athletic, and community programs. Day student tuition includes academic, athletic, and community programs and lunch in the dining hall.

Academic Support

Instructional Support:
Comprehensive Skill Plan: $11,300
Instructional Assistance Plan: $7,600
Transition Assistance Plan: $3,900

English as a Second Language:
Comprehensive Language Program: $8,800
Language Assistance Program: $5,900
Language Study Skills: $7,500

Miscellaneous Fees

Technology Fee: $900
Tuition Insurance: 2.6%*
Payment Plan Fee: 1.2% of net tuition (required w/2-pay & monthly payment plans)
International Student Fee: $1750
International Medical Insurance: $2,260-$2,490
Student Accident Insurance: $60.50 ($500 deductible)

* Tuition Insurance is required for all families who elect payment plans or a two-pay option. Tuition insurance is strongly suggested for all families.

Additional costs may be incurred if students choose to participate in specific programs (i.e., global programs, interim studies, driver's education classes, equestrian lessons, etc.)

Financial Aid

Affording an independent school education is significant and we recognize the sacrifices families make to have their child attend. With Brewster’s mission in mind, we recognize the value of providing financial aid as a means of building a diverse community of learners. Therefore, we encourage all families who feel they may need financial assistance to apply for financial aid and we will partner with you in the admission process to determine the level of support we can provide.

Brewster Academy currently provides $4 million in financial aid to 30% of our student body. We collaborate with School and Student Services (SSS) to determine fair and equitable financial awards. These decisions are guided by the National Association of Independent Schools, “Principles of Good Practice for Financial Aid Administration”. SSS will use a standard calculation based on the information provided on the Parent Financial Statement (PFS) by the family and determine an estimated amount a family would be able to contribute toward a private education. The Committee meets and reviews this estimate along with tax documents provided to determine an award. Please note that every year financial aid requests exceed available funds, therefore Brewster is not able to fund every applicant that we would like to admit. 

If you receive financial aid in your child’s first year, you will continue to receive financial aid in subsequent years, though you must reapply each year. In cases of significant change in a family’s financial situation, Brewster may change your award to reflect your financial need.  

If you enroll your child at Brewster without receiving financial aid, it is unlikely you will receive it in subsequent years. However, we understand that unforeseen changes may significantly impact your ability to meet tuition obligations, and in those situations we ask for a returning family to reach out to the Director of Financial Aid, and to complete a financial aid application by January 15.

Please direct all questions regarding financial aid or the application process to the Director of Financial Aid, Rebecca Brooks, at rbrooks@brewsteracademy.org or 603-569-7188.

Process for US Students

Families must apply online by visiting School and Student Services (SSS) and completing a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). You will be given a username and password that will allow you to return to your PFS at a later time in order to update it before submitting. You will only need to complete one form for any number of children and any number of schools. For divorced or separated parents, each parent, regardless of custodial arrangements, must complete a financial aid application. In the case of remarriage, a step-parent’s information should be included on the PFS. Should a court order be in place in a divorce that states payment obligations please attach this document under “other documents” in the SSS web site. The Brewster School code is 1828. 

1. Complete a PFS

2. Upload tax documents

  • W2 for 2017, 2018, and 2019
  • 1040 with all filed schedules for 2017 and 2018
  • If self-employed, you must submit a Schedule C
  • If income is in the form of rental, royalties, or is income reported on a K1 from a Partnership or S Corporation, you must submit a Schedule E, and respective K1s, Form 1065, or 1120

DEADLINES:
January 15 for returning families
February 1 for new families

Note: Our resources are largely allocated by March 10 each year and we advise all families to meet their appropriate deadline.

Process for Canadian Students

Families must apply online by visiting School and Student Services (SSS) and completing a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). You will be given a username and password that will allow you to return to your PFS at a later time in order to update it before submitting. You will only need to complete one form for any number of children and any number of schools. For divorced or separated parents, each parent, regardless of custodial arrangements, must complete a financial aid application. In the case of remarriage, a step-parent’s information should be included on the PFS. Should a court order be in place in a divorce that states payment obligations please attach this document under “other documents” in the SSS web site. The Brewster School code is 1828. 

In addition to the PFS, Canadian Families must complete the International Student Financial Aid Profile. This should be uploaded to SSS.

  1. Complete the PFS
  2. Complete the International Student Financial Aid Profile
  3. 2017 T4s
  4. 2016 & 2017 Notice of Assessment (if applicable)
  5. 2016 & 2017  T1s


DEADLINES:
January 15 for returning families
February 1 for new families

Note: Our resources are largely allocated by March 10 each year and we advise all families to meet their appropriate deadline.

Process for International Students

Brewster requires international families to complete the International Student Financial Aid Profile (ISFAP). A completed profile should be forwarded to the Brewster Office of Financial Aid.

  1. Complete the International Student Financial Aid Profile
  2. 2016 & 2017 tax forms and proof of income

DEADLINES
January 15 for returning families
February 1 for new families

Note: Our resources are largely allocated by March 10 each year and we advise all families to meet their appropriate deadline.

Financial Aid FAQs

The following are commonly asked questions that can help you understand how Brewster awards financial aid and supports financing. If you still have questions after reading, please contact Rebecca Brooks at rbrooks@brewsteracademy.org or at 603-569-7200.

How do I apply for financial aid?

Review this web page for application instructions. Families must apply online by visiting School and Student Services (SSS) and completing a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). The Brewster School code is 1828.

What is financial aid and how is it different from loans?

Financial aid is a grant given to qualifying families to offset the cost of a Brewster education. Unlike a loan, which requires repayment, a grant does not have to be repaid.

Where does financial aid come from?

Each year Brewster's Board of Trustees establishes a financial aid budget, which currently represents 11 percent of the Academy's operating funds. Brewster is committed to a comprehensive financial aid program which exists to attract and allow for a broad selection of students to be a part of our community.

How will applying for financial aid affect my child's admission?

Though the financial aid determination is separate from the Admissions decision, requests for financial aid far exceed the budget each year, and we are only able to offer financial aid to a small percentage of students who have applied. Those students for whom we cannot offer a financial aid award will be placed in a waitpool. 

Will my financial aid award change from year to year?

If you receive financial aid in your child’s first year, you will continue to receive financial aid in subsequent years, though you must reapply each year. In cases of significant change in a family’s circumstances, Brewster may change your award to reflect your financial need.  

When will we find out about financial aid?

Financial aid decisions are mailed out with Admissions decisions in March. 

What percentage of students receive financial aid at Brewster?

For the most recent school year, 30% of the student body received financial assistance, drawn from a budget of approximately $4 million. 


Questions regarding financial aid or the application process should be directed to:
Rebecca Brooks
Associate Director of Admission & Director of Financial Aid
Phone: 603-569-7200
Email: rbrooks@brewsteracademy.org

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