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 $2.9 Million in tuition assistance, and the average award offset tuition by 50%.

$20,650             Total cost of Tuition in 2018-19
             -$9,887       Average Financial Aid award in 2018-19

$10,763 Average Family Contribution Toward Tuition

This is an approximation based on the information from the 2016 tax year for the 2018-19 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 $2.9 million.

Tuition 2020-21

Tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year is $22,100.

Tuition for International Students for the 2020-21 academic year is $27,300.

Additional Fees

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.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Prep has partnered with FACTS Management for financial aid applications. Families looking to apply for financial aid should create an account and fill out an application through the FACTS portal. 

The application fee is $30.

Before submitting your application, please visit our Financial Aid Process section where you can find out important details regarding the financial aid application process.

If you have questions about filling out your financial aid application, please contact Mr. Rubin Goodwin at or at (203) 254-3377.

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 $2.9 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.

Divorced or Separated Parents

Divorced or separated parents applying for financial aid are required to send a copy of their court-approved divorce settlement (or separation agreement) to

Click here to download a copy of our financial aid policy for divorced parents. (The same policy applies to separated parents.)


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