Admission

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

 
Boarding Students
Tuition, room and board $57,750
Activity/technology fee $725
International student fee $600
Canadian I-20 fee $300
 
Day Students
Tuition and lunch $43,575
Activity/technology fee $725
Per diem overnight fee $30

Families are responsible for books, supplies, some athletic equipment, personal expenses, and travel. On average these costs run between $800 and $1,200 per year.

Families have three options when it comes to payment of tuition:
  1. Full tuition payment by July 1*
  2. Two-payment plan:
    Boarding Day
    $11,500 - Non-refundable deposit due with contract $8,700 - Non-refundable deposit due with contract
    $35,400 - Due July 1, 2017 $26,900 - Due July 1, 2017
    $11,575 - Due November 1, 2017 $8,700 - Due November 1, 2017
  3. A 7-month payment plan beginning May 15, 2017 and commencing November of 2017.

*International students (non-Canadian) must pay full tuition by July 1.

Financial Aid Program

Millbrook School seeks to attract and maintain a highly capable and diverse student body. To help meet that commitment the school offers financial aid on the basis of a family's demonstrated financial need, the merit of the applicant, and the availability of school funds. It is the school's expectation that families receiving financial assistance embrace the value of a Millbrook education and make it a priority in their financial planning. For the 2017-18 academic year, 29% Millbrook students received grants and loans totaling $3.5 million.
 
Millbrook subscribes to the School and Student Services (SSS) to help our financial aid committee assess a family's need and their ability to contribute toward their child's education. Please read the instructions for applying for financial aid to the right, and then click here to access the SSS web site.  
 
Each year the number of requests for financial aid exceeds our annual budget and we are only able to offer support for a percentage of accepted students. Thus an applicant may receive an offer of admission to Millbrook without a financial aid award. We do place a small number on a wait list in the event funds should come available. If a student chooses to enroll at Millbrook without financial aid, there is no guarantee that the school will be able to offer financial support in subsequent years.
 
Families of new and returning students applying for financial aid should direct any questions about the process to Linda Casertano, Director of Financial Aid (lcasertano@millbrook.org; 845-677-8261 ext. 135).

The financial aid application for Canadian families is slightly different. Please click here for instructions and links to supplementary forms. 

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. How is my financial need determined?

    SSS takes into account a number of standard and universal financial factors when computing a family’s financial need. Some of the most notable are income and expenses, assets, family, size, age of parents, number of children, and number of children attending tuition-charging institutions. From these criteria, a figure of discretionary income is calculated, and then a portion of this amount is suggested as the contribution a family should be able to make toward educating their child at a secondary school. SSS sends a copy of the Report of Family Contribution (RFC) to the schools designated by the family on the PFS. Millbrook’s Financial Aid Committee will use this recommendation as a starting point for determining a family’s award, bearing in mind that there are many special conditions surrounding each family’s financial situation. The Financial Aid Committee also takes into account a family’s financial strength relative to all of the families who are applying for aid as well as the availability of funds which the school has budgeted for this purpose.
  • Q. Are there special circumstances that can affect a family's level of contribution?

    There are a few special circumstances further described below:

    • In the case of divorced parents, Millbrook's financial aid awards are based on both parents' ability to contribute toward tuition, not on their willingness to do so. If the custodial parent remarries, the step-parent's income information must be recorded on the PFS, and the family's ability to contribute toward tuition is based on both the natural and step-parent's joint financial picture. The Financial Aid committee understands that each case of separation or divorce is unique in nature and may require additional explanation and conversations. Please do not hesitate to contact the Director of Financial Aid to discuss specific circumstances.
    • The Financial Aid Committee usually does not allow for income losses for depreciation on homes and property, as well as income losses from private businesses or business-related investments.
    • It is Millbrook School's expectation that unless a parent is disabled or has responsibility for small children at home, both parents should have employment. If this is not the case, then an adjustment for the potential of income from the non-working parent is often made on the PFS.
    If you have any specific questions about the above policies or methods of computation, please contact the Director of Financial Aid, Linda Casertano.
  • Q. Does Millbrook have a loan program?

    Most financial aid awards provided by Millbrook’s Financial Aid Committee are composed of a grant and a low interest loan, both of which are allocated directly from the school’s financial aid budget. Each loan requires a formal promissory note signed by either the student’s parents or guardian, or by some other financially responsible individual. The loan program works as follows:

    1) The loan has an annual interest rate of 5%, with interest waived while the student is attending Millbrook School. The first interest payment is due July 15th of the year of graduation or withdrawal from the school, and each year thereafter during the life of the loan. Interest is charged on the unpaid balance. No penalty is levied for early payment of the loan.

    2) Payment of the principle commences four years after graduation or withdrawal from the school. It is to be repaid over the next four-year period with 15% of the loan due in the fifth year, 15% due the sixth year, 30% due the seventh year, and 40% due the eighth year (along with interest each year).

    3) Default in payment of the interest or the principle renders the whole sum due immediately.

  • Q. What can a family expect from year to year?

    The procedures and deadlines for filing financial aid forms are the same for returning students as they are for new students. Awards are recalculated each year, and thus returning families are required to complete the Parent Financial Statement again and submit updated tax information. Failure to file with SSS by the January 31st deadline could jeopardize a student's financial aid reward.

    A family can expect that a student's financial aid will continue throughout his or her tenure at Millbrook. The size of the award may vary as the family's financial circumstances change. However, a student's failure to meet academic expectations commensurate with his or her ability and to adhere to Millbrook's standards of conduct can adversely affect the renewal of an award.

    Please contact the Admission Office if you should have any questions:
    Linda Casertano
    Director of Financial Aid
    Millbrook School
    131 Millbrook School Road
    Millbrook, New York 12545
    Phone: (845) 677-8261 Fax: (845) 677-1265
    Email: Linda Casertano

How to Apply for Financial Aid

List of 5 items.

  • Simple Steps

    Follow these three steps to apply for financial aid at Millbrook:
  • 1. Apply before the financial aid deadline, January 31, 2017

    Notify the Admission Office via the online inquiry form, email, or phone (845-677-8261 x138) of your intention to apply for financial aid.
  • 2. Apply online at www.sss.nais.org

    Starting on November 1, you may begin the application process online.
    Read More
  • 3. Submit Other Supporting Documents

    In addition to completing the PFS, you are required to submit tax information to support your financial aid application. The best way is to upload these documents through the SSS web site, but you may also send them in the mail to: SSS By NAIS, Application Processing Center, P.O. Box 449, Randolph, MA 02368 (For overnight mail use this address: SSS by NAIS, Application Processing Center, 15 Dan Road, Suite 102, Canton, MA 02021).
    Read More
  • Admission & Financial Aid Decisions

    Admission and financial aid decisions will be mailed on March 10th to all families who applied for admission by January 15th. Those wishing to matriculate at Millbrook must inform the admission office by April 10th.
Millbrook School | 131 Millbrook School Road | Millbrook | NY 12545 | T. (845)677.8261   F. (845)677.8598 Contact Us