Affording FGS

The goal of the Financial Aid Program is to allow access to those who may not be able to afford The Frederick Gunn School. We understand and appreciate the financial commitment families undertake in deciding to send their children to FGS. We also expect that each family will make the funding of their child’s education a priority. Last year, we awarded more than $6 million of financial aid with an average award of approximately $35,000.

The Frederick Gunn School’s policy is to make admissions decisions separate from financial aid decisions. At times, FGS is not able to aid all qualified applicants, and, unfortunately, some may be placed on a waitlist. The majority of financial aid at FGS is need based; need is determined by School and Student Services (SSS) and by The Frederick Gunn School’s Financial Aid Committee. While we do have a generous financial aid budget, we cannot guarantee funding to everyone who qualifies.


2021-22 Tuition

Boarding - $68,000

Day - $48,230

In addition to tuition, there are fees for technology, health services, tuition refund insurance, and a dorm deposit, among other things. Students must also cover the cost of books and clothes appropriate to our dress code. For more specific fee information, please contact the Business Office at (860) 350-0191 and ask for a fee schedule. 

How to Apply


New StudentsFebruary 1 - Deadline for submission of PFS and required documents to SSSMarch 10 - Notification of admission decisions and financial aid awards April 10 - Response deadline

Returning StudentsDecember 1 - Deadline for submission of PFS and required documents to SSSMid February - Notification of financial aid awards via online enrollment contractsLate February - Deadline for completion of online contract signatures and submission of enrollment deposits

Please direct any questions or special circumstances to Suzanne Day, Interim Director Admissions, at (860) 350-0140 or

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