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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 2024-2025



Grades 1-5

Grades 6-8

Grades 9-12

*Please note 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

    Families may select to pay tuition in one, two, or ten-month installments through the Blackbaud Tuition Management program. Payment schedules are as follows:

    One Installment:
    100% of tuition less the Reservation Fee is due August 1, 2024.

    Two Installments:
    65% of tuition less the Reservation Fee is due August 1, 2024. The remaining 35% is due on December 1, 2024.

    Ten Installments
    Monthly payments are due August 1, 2024, through May 30, 2025.
  • Monthly Payment Plan

    Bryn Mawr uses Blackbaud Tuition Management (BBTM) for all tuition payments and student billing, which may include Brynmawrket purchases, activities fees, and academic materials/equipment when applicable. During enrollment, you will be asked to verify your household and student information and select a payment plan. Families who select the 2- or 10-month installment plan for tuition are subject to an annual administration fee of $56 per family. After registration, you will be able to access your Tuition Management account directly from the Bryn Mawr Parent Portal. You can view your billing information, payment history, invoices and more from within your account.
  • 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 and available on the Parent Portal.
  • 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: $160

    Type: Books & Supplies
    Fees $230

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

    TOTAL: $455

    Middle & Upper School
    Type: Activities Fee
    Fees: $210

    Type: Middle School Technology Fee
    Fees $230

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

    TOTAL (grade 6-8): $505
    TOTAL (grade 9-12): $275

    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

    After School Care
    Bryn Mawr offers care until 5:30 p.m. through Lower School Extended Day and Middle School Afternoon Supervision programs. Costs vary by division and are billed on a monthly basis. Families may opt for a full-year contract or pay for drop-in care. Registration for after school programs opens in late summer.

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 approximately $6 million in tuition assistance each year to more than 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 Clarity 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: To get started, please go to the Clarity application and create an account. The application typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete. You are also able to save your progress and return anytime. In the application, you will sign and submit a Form 4506c, which will give Clarity permission to pull your prior year tax returns. This means that you don’t have to upload any of them yourself!

At the end of the application, there is a $55 fee to submit, and you can share your application with additional schools that accept the Clarity application for no additional charge. Simply use the dropdown menu in the application to select those schools. 

Due Date: December 15, 2023

Step 2

Action: Submit 2023 W2 form(s) to Clarity
Due DateFeb. 1, 2024

Step 3

Action: 2023 1040 tax forms are received by Clarity for verification of estimates 
Due Date: Spring 2024
It is imperative for families to adhere to the Flexible Tuition application deadlines. Requests submitted after December 15 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 Clarity application or by submitting individual Clarity applications for each parent, guardian and stepparent.


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