Tuition & Affordability


Tuition for the 2022-23 academic year is $43,800 for all grades. Tuition is comprehensive and virtually all-inclusive with only the following significant expenses not included:

Approximately $2,000-$4,000 per year if you opt for an available bus (and $1000 of this amount is reimbursed to you by your town if you live between two and twenty miles of Delbarton).

Approximately $500 per year

Voluntary Giving:  
Optional donations to school initiatives like the Delbarton Fund



Can you afford NOT to look at Delbarton?

Consider this...

Delbarton is grateful for the opportunity to educate talented young men.  We know that sending a child to an independent school is a significant investment and that the cost of tuition is beyond the reach of most families.  

This is why Delbarton has made it a priority to help families bridge the gap between their specific financial means and the cost of tuition.  In fact, Delbarton doubled its financial aid budget in the last three years, making AFFORDABILITY a REALITY for every family regardless of their unique circumstances.

 To deliver on its mission, Delbarton seeks a broad diversity in its student body and is committed to making its educational opportunities available to exceptional young men regardless of race, color, creed, or financial status.

The financial aid budget for the 2022-23 academic year is approximately $3.6 million and the average aid award is approximately $28,000, making Delbarton LESS expensive than area Catholic schools for most families in the middle and lower income brackets. 

With approximately 20% of our student population receiving financial assistance, Delbarton is able to draw families across the state from 120 towns and 12 counties.  And because all of our awards are given as outright grants, they do not need to be paid back.  Best of all, unless there is a significant change in the financial standing of a family or in the academic or disciplinary record of a student, awards remain with a family every year until their son graduates from Delbarton.   

As for the financial aid application process, please know that it is confidentialsecure, convenient, and online.  Moreover, the Financial Aid Committee makes award decisions separately from our admission decisions meaning our process is equitable.  Awards are determined according to a family’s Demonstrated Financial Need as determined by TADS, an independent financial aid service.

Delbarton waives its application fee to the school for any family applying for financial aid -- simply request a fee waiver.

With such a robust financial aid program and a risk-free, online application process, the real question is:

Can you afford NOT to look at Delbarton?

Please note that both new and existing financial aid applications must be completed by December 11th to qualify for financial aid.  We ask that all families strictly observe this deadline.  

Firm financial aid awards -- not just preliminary offers -- are announced with acceptances in the latter part of January.

(The 2021 Federal Income Tax Form 1040 may be submitted to TADS a little later -- by February 22nd.  We do this as a requirement to certify the information provided on the online TADS application.  Unless there is a significant discrepancy between a 1040 and the TADS application, families are guaranteed the award amount announced to them in January.)   

Delbarton does not offer financial aid to middle school (7th and 8th grade) families.

Click the TADS button on this page to begin your application for financial aid.


average financial aid by household income

This chart is a graphic illustration of Delbarton's Financial Aid distribution by income category.  It should not be read as an award guarantee.  Each year and every family financial circumstance is complex and unique.


2020-2021 Tuition Comparisons

Financial Aid



Delbarton School does not sponsor and/or endorse information from specific loan programs; however, as a convenience to families considering a loan, Springstone Financial which is a private loan program for those individuals who prefer to pay their tuition expenses over an extended period of time.  Parents are free to select loan programs from any institution.

Your financial obligation to the school is for the full annual tuition as stated in the school's enrollment contract.  The school cannot refund tuition or cancel unpaid obligations.  The Plan provided substantial insurance protection to protect your financial commitment against unforeseen circumstances.  

The annual cost of the plan per student is $490 for the 2022-2023 school year.