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Financial Aid & Affordability

Tuition & Payment Plans

Below you’ll find the total cost of a year at Friends, including tuition, fees, breakfast and lunch, and all required trips. At Friends, we believe that affording the academic experience should be accessible to all families, regardless of their financial profile. In an effort to make Friends affordable to all, the School offers financial aid packages toward the total cost of tuition and fees. 
Depending on students’ engagement in school life, there may be additional costs beyond tuition for optional experiences, like our global education trips or our after school programming. For families who receive financial aid, we offer support for most of these costs beyond tuition (see this page for more information). Part of our mission is to ensure that all students have access to the full depth and breadth of the Friends experience.

2020-2021 Tuition & Fees
K-12* $53,900
New Student Fee $2,500 (One-time fee upon enrollment; financial aid may apply toward this fee)
*In the Upper School, certain books and supplies are not included in tuition and are additional costs. Financial aid may be available toward these costs.

Payment Plans

Upon enrollment or re-enrollment for all families, Friends requires an initial deposit toward tuition ($10,000 for returning families; $13,400 for enrolling families). For families receiving a financial aid package of 50% or more, the deposit amount is adjusted to reflect their percentage of aid. Friends offers three payment plans determined upon enrollment: a one-payment, two-payment, or nine-payment plan, with all balances paid in full by December of the current school year. Both our financial aid office and our business office are eager to partner with families to discuss the payment options that work best for our families.

Friends Seminary — the oldest continuously operated, coeducational school in NYC — serves college-bound day students in Kindergarten-Grade 12.

222 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10003
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