Tuition & Financial Assistance

Tuition for the 2024-2025 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 $61,770
Kindergarten-Grade 8 $64,340
Grade 9-Grade 11 $64,990
Grade 12 $65,390


Affording CGPS

Financial Assistance

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 assistance is need-based and begins in kindergarten. Please click here to start your Clarity Financial Assistance Application for CGPS. Our school code is: 1764

Please contact Robyn Gaines, our Bursar, at with any questions you may have about Financial Assistance, or refer to the Financial Assistance FAQs below.

Financial Assistance Deadline for submission of materials is December 15, 2023.

Financial Assistance Due Dates

Due Date

December 15, 2023 Clarity Application Due
January 16, 2024 All Financial Documentation Due
Payments & Policies

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 The program refunds a portion of the unused annual tuition and insured fees when students are withdrawn or dismissed for reasons that are covered under the Plan.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 ensure receipt of its budgeted tuition income. We strongly encourage all families to participate in this program.

Tuition Payment Plans:

All payment plans require a deposit (20% of total tuition) to be paid at the same time the student enrollment contract is signed.

: The remaining balance of Tuition (less the Deposit) (80% of Tuition) is due by August 1st.

: Tuition (less the Deposit) is paid as follows: 50% of the full Tuition is due by August 1st and the remaining 30% of Tuition is due by December 1st.

: Tuition (less the Deposit) is paid as follows: Ten equal monthly payments beginning on August 1, with payments continuing and due on the first (1st) of the month through May 1st. Unless waived by the School, Parents selecting this payment plan acknowledge and agree that an additional 10% finance charge shall apply to all monthly payments (excluding the initial 20% payment deposit). The School, in its discretion, may waive finance charges for families who have sought and/or are receiving scholarships and who are making monthly payments under this plan.

Financial Assistance FAQs

The Admission Office is located at 36 West 94th Street