Affording Choate

Understanding that a Choate Rosemary Hall education will have a transformative impact on a student's future, Choate is committed to building a community of talented, passionate, and driven students from a wide range of backgrounds independent of their financial circumstances.

By offering a robust financial aid program, Choate is able to attract the best possible students without regard to a family's ability to afford the cost of a Choate education. The Financial Aid Office strives to accurately assess financial need and to equitably distribute grants to those families who demonstrate such need.

We encourage any family who may need assistance to apply for financial aid. Choate’s financial aid budget for 2017-18 was $12.1 million, with awards to families ranging from $1,000 to full tuition.

For the 2017-18 school year, 33% of students at Choate receive need-based financial aid; the average award offsets 75% of tuition.

Set out below is a summary of Choate's 2017-18 grants by income range:

2017-18 Choate Rosemary Hall Financial Aid Recipients
Family Income Number of Families Average Grant
Less than $75,000 83 $52,563
$75,001 - $150,000 67 $44,940
$150,001 - $250,000 52 $35,811
More than $250,000 39 $24,506

To see if you might be eligible for aid, please use our Financial Aid Estimator:

Payment Plans

Non-Refundable Deposit — All families are required to pay 10% of tuition by April 10.

One Payment — This plan is for families who would like to make one payment for all yearly tuition and fees on or before June 1. Families utilizing this option will receive a 1% discount on net tuition and fees less the non-refundable deposit.

Two Payments — This plan requires families to pay 50% of tuition and fees by July 15th and the remaining balance of tuition and fees by November 15th.

Monthly Payments — Choate offers a nine-month payment plan administered by Higher One. This is a budget plan that divides the total yearly tuition and fees (less the 10% deposit) into nine equal monthly installments paid by direct debit beginning in July and ending in March. There is a small enrollment fee and no interest charges for this plan.

Tuition and Fees

2017-18 Academic Year



Tuition $ 56,600
$ 43,580
Technology Fee $ 820
$ 820
Total Tuition and Fees $ 57,420
$ 44,400

Additional Costs

Books and Academic Supplies — The anticipated cost of $850 is based on the current price of books and supplies purchased in the Choate School Store. Students with significant financial need will receive a stipend to help offset the cost of their books and academic supplies.

Optional Fees

Health Insurance — Choate requires that all students carry comprehensive health insurance. If your current plan does not have sufficient coverage, you may purchase a health plan through the School. All international students are required to enroll in the School’s health insurance plan.

Laundry — Students have an option to purchase a laundry plan or may choose to do their own laundry free of charge on campus.

Tuition Refund Plan

All Choate families are automatically enrolled in The Tuition Refund Plan developed by A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. The Tuition Refund Plan will pay benefits (subject to its terms, conditions and limitations) to the family of a student who, for various reasons, is unable to continue attending the school.

Beyond the Classroom Fund

All Choate students, regardless of whether they receive financial aid, are eligible to apply for support from the Beyond the Classroom Fund. The fund's purpose is to support a student’s full participation in the Choate experience.

To ease the financial burden of participation in distinct, valuable opportunities that are associated with, and enhance, the student's academic, athletic and extracurricular involvements, a student may apply to this fund to cover non-tuition associated costs.

At the discretion of the Dean of Students, the Fund may also be used to provide financial support to a student facing emergency circumstances.