Affording Prep

A Fairfield Prep education will have a transformative impact on your son’s future. At Prep we are committed to forming future leaders from a wide range of backgrounds independent of their financial circumstances. With our generous tuition assistance program, the Financial Aid Office strives to accurately assess financial need and to equitably distribute grants to those families who demonstrate such need. For the 2018-2019 school year, Fairfield Prep awarded $2.7 Million in tuition assistance, and the average award offset tuition by 50%.

$19,800             Total cost of Tuition in 2017-18
           -$9,819       Average Financial Aid award in 2017-18

$9,981  Average Family Contribution Toward Tuition

This is an approximation based on the information from the 2016 tax year for the 2017-18 school year. Aid to families with higher AGHI (i.e. $200k+) usually reflects multiple tuition obligations. These figures change each year, but typically 34% of our students receive financial aid from an estimated budget of $2.6 million.

Tuition 2018-19 Additional Fees

Tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year is $20,650.

Textbooks: Between $250 and $500 each year for e-textbooks.

Shuttle Bus to Fairfield Railroad Station: $300 This is for students commuting by train. Note: It does not include Metro-North monthly student discount commuter pass.

Fast Facts About Financial Aid

No prospective applicant should decline to apply to Fairfield Prep solely for financial reasons. Through the generosity of our alumni and other benefactors, Prep strives to make tuition affordable for many students whose families would otherwise not be able to afford a Prep education.
  • Fairfield Prep has awarded more than $2.7 million in tuition-assistance for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • The average award is approximately 50% of tuition.
  • The maximum award available is 90% of tuition.
  • 1 out of every 3 students receives financial aid.
  • Fairfield Prep operates on a need-based financial aid platform.

How to apply for Financial Aid.

Families will be able to apply for financial aid beginning in October through our FACTS Management portal. We will post further information when the portal is live.


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