The Benjamin School recognizes that the cost of an independent school education may be prohibitive for some families. For this reason, our need based financial assistance program exists to help qualified students attend our school. Students in grades 6-12 are eligible to apply for financial assistance with priority given to returning families. Awards typically range from 10-50% of the tuition amount with each family expected to contribute to the education of their child.
The School partners with Smart Aid, a private financial needs assessment company, to determine the family’s estimated contribution. The School’s financial aid committee reviews all of the financial information provided by Smart Aid and makes a determination of the aid amount that we may offer the family for the next school year. We do not provide aid in excess of the amount identified on the Smart Aid needs assessment. Awards are based on financial need and availability of funds per grade without regard to race, color, religion, ethnic origin or disability. Financial assistance is limited, and we may not be able to meet the full need of each student applying for aid.