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Affording Bryn Mawr

We know a Bryn Mawr education is a significant financial commitment for any family. It is also an investment in your daughter’s academic and personal development that pays dividends over her lifetime as she pursues higher education, a fulfilling career and most of all, a considered and consequential life.

Tuition Rates 2019-2020

Pre-Kindergarten
$18,900*

Kindergarten
$26,990

Grades 1-5
$30,740

Grades 6-8
$32,150

Grades 9-12
$33,350

*Please note that Pre-Kindergarten will begin in the 2020-21 school year and that the Flexible Tuition Program is not available for Pre-Kindergarten.

Annual Enrollment Deposit - 10% of tuition (non-refundable and credited toward tuition)

For information about Little School tuition, please visit our Little School Tuition page.

Payment Options & Fees

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  • Payment Schedule

    Tuition is payable in advance. The Enrollment Fee is credited to tuition. Sixty-five percent of the tuition is due on August 1, with the remaining 35% due on December 1. Fees for Extended Day and other charges are billed on a monthly basis and are due upon receipt.

    A late charge of 1.5% per month is due for all bills remaining unpaid for more than 30 days after the billing date.
  • Monthly Payment Plan

    An interest-free monthly payment plan option is available through FACTS Tuition Management. For questions concerning FACTS, please contact Elizabeth Hehir in the Business Office at hehire@brynmawrschool.org.

    FACTS
    The Bryn Mawr School for Girls is pleased to offer FACTS by FACTS Management Company to help with the cost of eduction. Through FACTS you will be able to:
    • Arrange for monthly payments
    FACTS will allow you to make payment(s) by:
    • Automatic Bank Payments from your Checking or Savings account (United States Bank Accounts Only)
    The non refundable FACTS Enrollment Fee to budget payment(s) through FACTS is:
    • $45 for 10 equal payments
    The non refundable FACTS Enrollment Fee will be automatically processed within 14 days of the agreement being completed by the institution and posted to the FACTS system. If you are enrolling in the FACTS Peace of Mind (POM) Benefit, the non refundable $20.00 POM Fee will be automatically added to your FACTS Enrollment Fee.
  • Tuition Refund Plan

    Parents should consider taking advantage of the Tuition Refund Plan option noted on the enrollment contract. This plan protects tuition fees in the event of a student's withdrawal from school. A brochure outlining the details of this plan is mailed with the enrollment agreement.
  • Activities Fee

    Students are billed for activities fee in August. These funds cover compensation for guest speakers, yearbook, transportation to and from most day field trips and, occasionally, other miscellaneous costs.

    Lower School
    Type: Activities Fee
    Fees: $135

    Type: Books & Supplies
    Fees $200

    Type: Parents' Association Fee
    Fees: $65/per family

    TOTAL: $400

    Middle & Upper School
    Type: Activities Fee
    Fees: $180

    Type: 6th Grade Technology Fee
    Fees $150

    Type: Parents' Association Fee
    Fees: $65/per family

    TOTAL (grade 6): $395
    TOTAL (grade 7-12): $245

    Books for Upper and Middle School students are purchased online. Additional expenses such as bookstore charges, Extended Day fees and some field trips are billed on a monthly basis and are due upon receipt.

    *Activities Fee covers compensation for guest speakers, yearbook, transportation to and from most day field trips and occasionally other miscellaneous costs.
  • Additional Expenses

    Additional Fee for Extended Day Program
    This is a nine-month after-school program for students in the Lower School. The weekly costs will vary depending on the number of hours your child is in the program.

    For more information, please see our Gateways page.

Flexible Tuition Program

The cost of educating a student at Bryn Mawr – with our personalized attention, stellar faculty, state-of-the art facilities and myriad opportunities beyond the classroom – is substantial. We recognize that the tuition and fees can feel prohibitive to many families and we are committed to making Bryn Mawr accessible and affordable for the family of each student we admit regardless of financial circumstances. In return, we seek families who will place the educational experience of their child as a priority in budgeting their financial resources and in their commitment of time.

Who Should Apply?

We value a diverse school community that includes students with a variety of economic backgrounds. We offer tuition payment options and award more than $5 million in tuition assistance each year to approximately one-third of our families. Flexible Tuition awardees include middle-income families, families with relatively high income who have multiple children in private schools, and those whose financial circumstances qualify them for a grant near the full cost of tuition and fees.

Families interested in the Flexible Tuition program submit information about their financial resources to School & Student Services (SSS) and we use standard criteria to evaluate a family’s ability to pay the tuition. While it is difficult to define a “typical” Flexible Tuition candidate, common threads among families who qualify are factors like income, the number of children in a family, and lifestyle choices.

Flexible Tuition Application Steps

Step 1

Action: Submit Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) to School & Student Service (SSS)
Bryn Mawr's SSS code is 1924
Due Date: Jan. 10, 2020 (available beginning early Oct.)

Step 2

ActionSubmit 2019 W2 form(s) and 2018 1040 tax form and supporting schedules to SSS
Due DateFeb. 1, 2020

Step 3

ActionSend 2019 1040 tax form and supporting schedules to SSS
Due DateApr. 15, 2020
It is imperative for families to adhere to the Flexible Tuition application deadlines. Requests submitted after January 10 may not be included in the initial allocation of financial aid. As a result, funds may not be available to families who qualify if the application is submitted after the deadline.

General Policies

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  • Divorced Parents Policy

    Both parents must fill out a Parents' Financial Statement. We will consider the assets of both parents, natural and/or adoptive, if living, before making any award. If the custodial parent has remarried, the committee will consider the assets of the stepparent while keeping in mind the stepparent's obligations to his or her own children.
  • Parent, Guardian and Step-Parent Policy

    In accordance with our policy concerning parents, guardians, and stepparents, please provide the Bryn Mawr Flexible Tuition Program with complete income information by submitting the financial information on one PFS or by submitting individual PFS forms for each parent, guardian and stepparent.

Questions?

Questions? If you have questions about tuition or the Flexible Tuition Program not answered here, please contact the Admission Office at 410.323.8800 x1232 or admissions@brynmawrschool.org