Tuition Assistance at University
Liggett School

We recognize that the full cost of an independent school education is beyond the means of many outstanding students and families. Tuition assistance at University Liggett School is designed to bridge the gap between what a family can afford and the cost of an independent school education. This makes University Liggett School affordable to many qualified students who could not otherwise join our school community. As a result, our students represent a broad range of socioeconomic backgrounds, creating a student body diverse in thought and experience all on a journey of discovery together.

Each year University Liggett School awards 3 million in need-based tuition assistance to new and returning families. Tuition assistance is a justified reduction of the overall cost of tuition for a qualified family. The committee takes into consideration the school's policies and the resources available for returning students, as well as, new applicant families. Once a tuition assistance commitment is made to a family, continuing assistance can be anticipated as long as financial need continues to be demonstrated by the family. All families receiving tuition assistance must complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) annually to remain eligible.

Tuition assistance decisions are guided by household financial data submitted to School and Student Services (SSS) and reviewed by University Liggett School’s financial aid committee. All information is strictly confidential.

Tuition assistance is not available for Prekindergarten programs.


Each family must complete the following:

To be considered for tuition assistance, a completed admission application and Parents’ Financial Statement, with all required documents, must be submitted by the appropriate deadline:

  • Upper School Deadline: January 17, 2020
  • Lower/Middle School Deadline: February 28, 2020

If you need assistance completing your PFS, please visit, email or call 800-334-8328.

There is a separate fee to apply for tuition assistance payable to School and Student Services.

  • Mihaela Mazzenga

    Michaela Mazzenga
    Parent of two University Liggett School students

    "We found the admissions process to be very transparent and straight-forward. It was just as important for us to feel like our children were as fit as it was for Liggett to evaluate the same. The one-on-one meetings and classroom shadowing program made the process feel very intimate, which gives an opportunity to evaluate each child on an individualized basis and look beyond just transcripts."

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