Applying for Financial Aid

The financial aid application for the 2024-25 school year is now closed. 

Please scroll to the Financial Aid Checklist below for more information. If you have any questions at all, please email Claire Nalley, Director of Financial Aid.

Commitment to Financial Aid

Grace Church School is one of the leading schools in New York City in its commitment to Financial Aid as reported to NAIS with regard to size of school, size of grant and number of students receiving financial aid.

Maintaining a strong financial aid program and offering assistance to families who demonstrate need is a cherished tradition of the school. More than 28% of our students receive some form of financial aid. Our average grant is over $39,000.

Parents seeking tuition aid should indicate their interest when applying to the school. Applications for financial aid should be filled out online through SSS. Parents are informed of financial aid decisions with the acceptance notification. Families who are currently enrolled at the school will be informed of the annual decision with their re-enrollment contract.

Many factors are considered when determining whether a family demonstrates the need for financial aid such as family income, net worth, assets, debt and the number of children in tuition-charging schools. The Financial Aid Committee encourages any family experiencing need to apply for financial aid. Applications for continued assistance must be filed annually.

The Financial Aid Committee assumes that families have the best knowledge of their ability to finance their student’s education. Therefore, families that enroll without Financial Aid are not eligible to apply for tuition assistance for the first three years of enrollment. For example, if a family enters the school in 9th grade, they would not be eligible to apply for financial aid until their student will be entering 12th grade. The only time an exception will be made is if there is a significant change in circumstances. 

We hope to make a Grace Church School education available to as many families as possible. If you have any questions about this process, be sure to let me know.


Claire Nalley
Director of Financial Aid

Financial Aid Checklist

The financial aid application for the 2024-25 school year is now open. To apply, please complete the steps below. 

General Steps:

- Mark financial aid box on application. 

2 - Complete the SSS application: a confidential electronic financial aid system. Please click here for the "how-to" informational sheet

3 –The Financial Aid Office will inform you about financial aid grants at the same time as the admission decision.
Tuition for 2024-2025 year: $65,540
Parents Association Dues: $150/family

Trip fees:
  • Grade 5: $380 
  • Grades 6: $540 
  • Grade 7: $600
  • Grade 8: $800 
  • Grade 9: $530 
  • Grade 12: $700
In Grades 9-12 there is a $500 book fee, and in Grade 12 only there is a $300 graduation fee.

*Non-refundable enrollment deposit required with contract.

There are three payment plans: 10-month beginning June 1; two payments, June 1 and December 1; and payment in full. To help all Grace families with financial planning, a monthly payment plan is available through FACTS.

Financial aid is available for everything for which there is a charge.
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Grace Church School is a co-educational independent school in downtown Manhattan, New York City providing instruction for nearly 800 students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12.