Tuition/Financial Aid

Tuition Schedule for 2013-2014

Grade Level Tuition
Three-Year-Old Program
8:45 – 11:30 a.m.
$13,800
Three-Year-Old Program
8:45 – 2 p.m. MTW, 8:45 –11:30 a.m. Th, F
$16,600
Three-Year-Old Program
8:45 – 2:00 p.m.
$18,600
Four-Year-Old Program
8:45 – 2 p.m. MTW, 8:45–11:30 a.m. Th, F          
$19,100
Four-Year-Old Program
8:45 – 2 p.m.
$19,800
Four-Year-Old Program
8:45 – 3:15 p.m.
$20,900
Kindergarten
$23,500
Grades One through Eight $29,900

Additional Fees

Parents Association Dues - $50.00 per family
Tuition Refund Plan – 0.70% of tuition
Yearbook - $80.00 per student
Basic School Photo Package - $33.00
Grades Five through Eight – Middle School textbooks & supplies - $400.00
Grades Six and Seven - Extended overnight field trip - $500.00
Grade Eight - Extended overnight field trip & Washington, D.C. trip - $1000.00

Optional:

Lunch Program (Kindergarten through Grade Eight) $7.50 per day (ordered quarterly throughout the year)
After School Child Care: $12.00/hour (up to 6:00 PM)
Other extracurricular activities are available for an additional fee.  Please inquire.

Payment Options

Upon enrollment, families pay a non-refundable deposit of $2,000. The balance of tuition may be paid in one installment, on August 1, two installments due August 1 and December 1, or through an eight-month payment plan, which begins May 1.

Financial Aid

The Elisabeth Morrow School is committed to providing our families with flexible payment options and financial aid awards to ensure that qualified students are able to receive an Elisabeth Morrow School experience. Admission to the school and financial aid decisions are made independently from one another and awards are based solely on the family’s financial resources. Prospective families who are applying for admission to the School and for financial aid are encouraged to follow the timeline outlined in the admissions process when completing both their admissions and financial aid files. Only those families enrolled in the Four-Year-Old Program through grade eight may apply for financial aid.

Financial Aid Policy

While the availability of school resources, the number of qualified applicants, and overall budgetary constraints influence financial assistance decisions, The Elisabeth Morrow School is committed to providing flexible payment options and financial aid awards to as many eligible candidates as possible. In an effort to make the process fair to all applicants, The Elisabeth Morrow School considers the following when making award decisions:

The primary responsibility for financing a student's education rests with the family.

Both parents are expected to contribute to tuition. If a parent chooses not to work, The Elisabeth Morrow School imputes an annual income for a non-working parent.

In the case of divorce or separation, The Elisabeth Morrow School requires both parents to file an application for financial assistance. The Elisabeth Morrow School is not bound by any divorce agreement specifying a parent's responsibility for educational expenses.

The Elisabeth Morrow School believes a family should invest in their child's education before elective expenses, for example, secondary home ownership, club memberships, and expensive car leases/purchases.

Financial aid applications must be completed by the advertised deadline.

Financial Aid Application Process

We utilize the online service of Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) to process financial aid applications. FAST provides a need-based financial aid analysis service which includes a recommendation of what a family should reasonably contribute toward tuition.  The Financial Aid Committee at The Elisabeth Morrow School reviews all completed files processed by FAST and letters announcing the Committee's decisions are mailed to each applicant.  The statements mailed from the business office to financial aid recipients reflect the tuition less the financial aid award.

Application Deadline: The goal is to have an award determination made at the time that a new applicant is admitted to the School (February 4, 8 or 13 depending on the grade) and for current families, by the time re-enrollment contracts are returned on March 1, 2013.  Applicant families should attempt to complete their Financial Aid Applications around the ISAAGNY notification deadlines.  Current families must have all paperwork completed (including the 2012 tax returns) by the re-enrollment deadline of March 1, 2013.  Thank you.

To start the process, please do the following:

  • Click on the FAST button on the right hand side of this page.

  • The application process is self-guided. You may save your work and return later to complete the application. Online email and a 24/7 helpline is provided. Please do not call the School with questions.

  • The charge for the application is $36.00 and to be paid by credit card at the end of the session. If you do not have a credit card, or cannot budget the fee, please call Blair Talcott Orloff, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, at The Elisabeth Morrow School (ext.7211) for assistance.

  • After completing the online application, you will be required to mail your 2012 tax returns for both state and federal taxes with all schedules and W2's to:

    FAST Processing
    ISM
    1316 North Union Street
    Wilmington, DE 19806-2594

    • Including the School's name on the outside of the envelope will ensure faster processing of your application. 

    • Your tax return must follow the submission, and be postmarked by March 1, 2013. 

    • The goal is to have an award determination made at the time that a new applicant is admitted to the School (February 4, 8 or 13 depending on the grade) and for current families, by the time re-enrollment contracts are returned on March 1, 2013.

    Please note that financial aid is available for students in the Four-Year-Old Program through Grade Eight and all financial aid recipients must reapply each year.

For more information regarding Admissions and Financial Aid, please contact: 

Blair Talcott Orloff

Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
admissions@elisabethmorrow.org
201.568.5566 x7212 

For more information regarding tuition and payment plans, please contact

Richard Pagano

Business Manager
rpagano@elisabethmorrow.org
201.568.5566 x7204 

Apply on-line for Financial Aid at The Elisabeth Morrow School.  Click the FAST logo to begin.