Full-Day Pre-Kindergarten: $24,000
Kindergarten-Grade 5: $29,200
Grades 6-8: $32,860
Tuition covers all school supplies, books, iPads for every student in grades 3-8, curriculum materials, field trips, class trips, morning snack, drama, athletics and athletic uniforms. School bus transportation from Nahant, Lynn, Swampscott and Salem is provided at no additional cost.
Our need-based tuition assistance program is designed to assist a wide range of families and we encourage you to consider Tower regardless of whether you can afford the entire tuition. Admission decisions are made separately from tuition assistance decisions.
Over 30% of the students at Tower receive tuition assistance. During the 2016-2017 school year, Tower will provide more than $1.5 million in assistance to the families of 90 students. The average grant is approximately $18,000 per student.
In determining a family's need for assistance, Tower employs the methods and formulas established by the National Association of Independent School's (NAIS) School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS). Parents who wish to apply for tuition assistance should complete the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) at sss.nais.org.
Parents may begin the application process as early as November 1, 2016. All documents must be received by SSS on or before February 1, 2017, to be considered for March notification.
Apply for Tuition Assistance
Please follow the instructions below to apply for Tuition Assistance. If you have any questions, contact Dean Sidell, Tower School's Business Manager.
APPLY FOR TUITION ASSISTANCE
1. Visit NAIS/SSS online, and complete the Parent Financial Statement (PFS).
Tower School's Code for SSS is 7696.
Questions? Contact the Customer Service Center for Parents at 800.344.8328, Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 8 pm, and Saturday, from 9 am to 4 pm.
2. Gather the following forms:
2016 W-2 forms for both parents, and
2016 Tax Return (include all schedules).
If your 2016 taxes are not complete, please use your 2015 return. Tuition assistance grants will be finalized when we receive your 2016 tax return.
3. Mail copies of all forms to one of the following addresses:
SSS By NAIS
P.O. Box 449
Randolph, MA 02368
SSS by NAIS, Application Processing Center
437 Turnpike Street
Canton, MA 02021
The standard application deadline for Tuition Assistance is February 1, 2017. Applications received after this time will be considered when complete.
Tuition Payment Options
Families may choose one of the following payment options:
Plan 1: Payment in full
Plan 2: Four quarterly payments due June 1, September 1, December 1, and March 1
Plan 3: Ten monthly payments June 1- March 1