An Investment In Your Child's Future
At Northwood, we recognize there are few investments as important as those made in your child's education. The Northwood experience in and out of the classroom is one that is unique and for many students life-changing. The cost of a Northwood education should not, therefore, deter those families for whom the full tuition would be prohibitive. Northwood's need-based financial aid program allows the school to attract the most qualified mission-appropriate students each admission cycle. Below you will find details and useful links about Northwood's financial aid program and near the bottom of the page, a breakdown of Northwood's tuition and fees.
Our financial aid program is designed to provide financial assistance to families whose children might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend Northwood School. This program is need-based and is guided by principles of good practice for financial aid administration. Families are expected to contribute according to their means, taking into account total income, assets, number of dependents, acceptable debt, financial obligations, and other appropriate information. This information is collected via the Clarity online platform.
The financial aid application can be completed at:
Financial aid awards are granted for one school year. It is the intention of the school to renew financial aid each year provided the family continues to demonstrate need, all financial commitments from the previous year are met, and the student remains in good academic and community standing.
Applications for financial aid can be submitted beginning in October 2023 for the 2023-24 academic year. The deadline for financial aid applications is January 31st. Make sure to select Northwood School as an option.
Financial Aid Application requirements:
The Northwood School Financial Aid program is designed to make a Northwood School education possible for all families based on demonstrated financial need and the availability of funds. Northwood School is proud to use the Clarity Application to determine a family’s level of financial need based on the information that families share in the application which includes assets, income, expenses, and debts.
To get started, please go to the Clarity Application and create an account. The application typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete. The Clarity Application is also mobile-friendly so you can complete it from anywhere. You are also able to save your progress and return at any time. At the end of the application, there is a $60 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. The deadline for completing the financial aid application including relevant supplemental documents is January 31, 2024
If you need support during the process of completing your application, there is in-app support available through the “Help” button in the bottom left of the screen, as well as email and phone support at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-210-3752, in both English and Spanish. The application itself is also fully translated into Spanish.
4) International students applying for financial who do not have supporting documentation that corresponds to the requirements should contact Jeff Miller, Director of Financial Aid, at email@example.com
Boarding Student Tuition:
Day Student Tuition:
International Student Fee:
North Country School Faculty Tuition
Northwood's fee structure is similar in many ways to those found in college. Many fees are for optional programs while some are required. The information below is provided to help families estimate the yearly expense of attending Northwood beyond tuition.
Academic and Activity Fees
|Textbook Rental||$400 (approx)|
|Boarding Student Health and Technology Fee||$1100|
|Day Student Health and Technology Fee||$800|
Academic Support Services
|English Language Tutorial||$2,700|
|1-on-1 Learning Center Support||$18,000|
|Small Group Learning Center Support||$8,000|
Northwood requires a $125 room deposit by each boarding student. This deposit will be returned at the end of the academic year as long as the student's room key is returned and the room has no serious damage.
All students are required to have health insurance which will provide full coverage at local medical facilities. Proof of insurance should be provided by the family as part of the enrollment and registration process. If a family does not have such coverage, they must acquire acceptable coverage. Northwood has a relationship with an insurance firm which provides coverage to international students and others. The cost is approximately $3,050 USD for a 12-month plan or $2,755 USD for a 10-month plan.
Some athletic offerings will incur an additional fee. These are specific to each offering, but include lift tickets for skiers and hotel costs for longer off-campus trips and any team related gear beyond school issued apparel. For details about specific sports please contact Athletic Director, Trevor Gilligan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Some weekend activities may have an additional cost which often may be billed to the student account. This might be a trip to the movies ($5) or a ziplining excursion ($30). The cost is variable depending on the activity and there are always free options each weekend as well.
The school offers shuttles to and from Albany airport and train station and Penn Station in NYC at the beginning at end of each break from school (pending student interest). Costs for these shuttles are determined by the number of students utilizing them. It is usually in the $50-90 range each way.
Families can arrange for students to receive some weekly allowance from the Northwood business office to be subtracted from their student account balance. This might be used for a snack in the student center or for an ice cream cone in town. Amounts vary by family.