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Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

Please note that at CGPS there are no additional fees.  The tuition charge is all-encompassing, covering everything from books, lunch, class trips, athletics and all required activities. 

Year(s) Tuition
Pre-kindergarten $49,970
Kindergarten-Grade 8 $52,540
Grade 9-Grade 11 $53,190
Grade 12 $53,390

Financial Aid

Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School is strongly committed to a program designed to ensure its educational offerings are made affordable to academically qualified students who might otherwise not be able to attend. All financial aid is need-based. The degree of need is determined by an analysis of both the School and Student Service for Financial Aid forms (SSS), available here, and the family's most recent federal income tax return with supporting documents (e.g. W2s, 1099s etc.). 
Please contact Carrie Salvatore, Director of Admission and Enrollment Management, at admission@cgps.org or 212.749.6200 x293 with any questions you may have, or refer to the Financial Aid FAQs below.


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Tuition Refund Plan:
The Tuition Refund Plan is a form of insurance originated by Dewar to provide families the opportunity to protect their tuition investment in independent schools and colleges. The program refunds a portion of the unused annual tuition and insured fees when students are withdrawn or dismissed for reasons that are covered under the Plan. The Plan's benefit extends to the School by helping to insure receipt of its budgeted tuition income. We strongly encourage all families to participate in this program

Financial Aid FAQs

Who should I contact with questions regarding my specific situation?

Please contact Carrie Salvatore, Director of Admission and Enrollment Management, at admission@cgps.org or 212.749.6200 x293 with any questions you may have.

What percentage of families receive financial aid?

17% of CGPS families receive financial aid.

Is there a maximum financial aid award? 

The maximum financial aid award granted will cover all but $500 of the cost of standard yearly tuition.

Are merit scholarships available? 

All financial aid at CGPS is need-based.

How does CGPS determine need?

The degree of need is determined by an analysis made by the School and Student Service for Financial Aid forms (SSS). The forms are available here. Taken into consideration are a family's most recent federal income tax return with supporting documents (e.g. W2s, 1099s etc.). 

What fees are covered by Financial Aid?

All fees associated with the cost of educating your child include (but are not limited to): books, breakfast, lunch, snacks, computers/tablets and athletics which are covered by the percentage of annual tuition provided by your Financial Aid package.