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Financial Aid & Affordability

Tuition & Payment Plans

At Friends, we seek to ensure that affording the academic experience is accessible to all families, regardless of their economic background. Below you’ll find the total cost of a year at Friends, including tuition, fees, books, breakfast and lunch, and all required trips. 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. Financial Aid is available towards the total cost of tuition and fees. For families who receive financial aid, we offer support for almost all costs beyond tuition. Part of our mission is to ensure that all students have access to the full depth and breadth of the Friends experience.

Tuition & Fees
Lower School $51,000
Middle School $51,000
Upper School $49,700 *
New Student Fee $2,500 (One-time fee upon enrollment)
*In the Upper School, certain books and lunch (an optional fee) are not included in tuition and are additional costs.

Payment Plans

Upon enrollment or re-enrollment, we require a deposit of $10,000 for returning families and $13,000 for new families. For families receiving financial aid, the deposit amount is adjusted to reflect their aid amount. To ensure families have a variety of ways to manage their balance, Friends offers three payment plans determined upon enrollment: a one installment plan, a two installment plan, and a nine installment plan. 
Friends Seminary — the oldest continuously operated, coeducational school in NYC — serves college-bound day students in Kindergarten-Grade 12.

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New York, NY 10003
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