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Tuition & 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, we require a deposit (generally between $10,000 and $15,000 per student) for new and returning families. For families receiving financial aid, the deposit amount is adjusted according to their percentage of aid and total tuition cost. 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.
222 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10003
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