Tuition & Affordability
Tuition for the 2018-19 academic year is $38,900.00 for all grades. Tuition is comprehensive and virtually all-inclusive, covering items such as a daily hot lunch.
The only significant expenses not included in tuition are:
· Transportation: Approximately $1,300-$3,000 per year if you opt for an available bus ($800 of this amount is reimbursed to you by your town if you live between two and twenty miles of Delbarton)
· Books: Approximately $500 per year
· Voluntary Giving: Optional donations to school initiatives like the Annual Fund
click the TADS button to the right to begin your application for financial aid.
Can you afford NOT to look at Delbarton?
Delbarton is grateful for the opportunity to educate talented young men. In sharing this sacred vocation with the parents of every enrolled student, we are mindful of how significant the decision is to send a child to an independent school. We also know that the cost of an independent school is often beyond the reach of many families. This is why Delbarton has made it a priority to help families bridge the gap between their means and the School’s expenses. For instance, in the last three years alone, Delbarton doubled its financial aid budget, making AFFORDABILITY a REALITY for every family. Delbarton continues to seek 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 2018-19 academic year is over $3.1 million and the average aid award is approximately $29,000, making Delbarton LESS expensive than area parochial 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 from across the state from 90 towns and 10 counties. And because all of our awards take the form of outright grants, the awards do not need to be paid back. Best of all, unless there is a significant change in the financial standing of a family on aid, awards stay with the family every year until their son graduates from Delbarton.
As for the financial aid application process, please know that it is confidential, secure and conveniently online. Moreover, the Financial Aid Committee makes award decisions separately from our admission decisions meaning our process is equitable and “need-blind”. Awards are determined according to a family’s Proven Financial Need as determined by TADS, a private financial aid service. Finally, Delbarton is more than happy to waive 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?
*Both new and existing financial aid applications must be completed by December 11th to qualify for financial aid! We ask that all families observe this deadline. Firm financial aid awards (not just preliminary offers) are announced with acceptances in the latter part of January for those families who are seeking admission to the school.
(The 2018 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.)
Please note that unfortunately there is very limited financial aid available for applicants to 7th grade, with only one designated award available to a qualified applicant annually.