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.

For the 2018-19 school year, 33% of students at Choate receive need-based financial aid; the average award offsets 78% of tuition.

We encourage any family who may need assistance to apply for financial aid. Choate’s financial aid budget for the 2018-19 school year is $12.4 million, with awards to families ranging from $1,000 to full tuition.

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

Set out below is a summary of Choate's 2018-19 grants by income range:
2018-19 Choate Rosemary Hall Financial Aid Recipients (Boarding Only)
Family Income Number of Families Average Family Contribution
Less than $75,000 85 $2,200
$75,001 - $150,000 45 $9,997
$150,001 - $250,000 41 $17,126
More than $250,000 25 $30,787

Tuition and Fees

2019-20 Academic Year

Tuition $ 59,990   $ 46,190  
Technology Fee $ 960   $ 960  
Total Tuition and Fees $ 60,950   $ 47,150  

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 16th 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.

Additional Costs

Books and Academic Supplies— Families should budget $1,000 for books, supplies and incidental charges annually.

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

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.