Gilman for Life
Choosing an independent school for your son’s education is a thoughtful family decision. We know that choosing to send your son to Gilman requires a significant financial investment. As a school, we are committed to keeping tuition as affordable as possible to all our families.
Financial Aid Budget 2016-2017: $4.5 million in grants
Students Receiving Financial Aid: 27.8%
17.1% in Lower School
29.5% in Middle School
33.7% in Upper School
|2017-2018 tuition and fees by grade||Tuition||Fees*|
|Prep-One and First||$25,680|
Lunch - daily lunch is provided. Breakfast and snack service available for upper school students.
Textbooks - The cost of textbooks is included in tuition for kindergarten through grade five (fifth graders may need to purchase additional textbooks from the school store). Students in grades six through 12 can purchase textbooks online through MBS Direct.
Families receiving financial aid also receive a discount on mandatory textbooks.
Parents Association Dues – An annual fee of $45 will be billed to each family in July.
Incidentals and School Store Charges - Families will receive a monthly email statement for any incidental charges.
Gilman School awards financial aid grants based on demonstrated need to families of accepted students. In order to determine financial need, Gilman uses the School and Student Services (SSS) by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
Areas of Importance in Determining Financial Aid
- Total family income
- IRS forms and schedules
- Number of children in the family and number of children in tuition-charging schools
- Net worth-including real estate, bank accounts, and other investments
- Number of cars, recreational vehicles, and boats
- Whether juniors or seniors have jobs
- Discretionary expenditures
Gilman School is partnered with FACTS Management Company to collect and process tuition.
FACTS is an automated payment system. Parents preauthorize their bank or credit card company to automatically transfer funds to Gilman on the installment payment dates traditional to the school. Preauthorized automated payments can be done conveniently from one's checking or savings account, or by way of Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. Charges for incidentals and the School Store will be emailed to you monthly via FACTS.
When a student is accepted to Gilman, the student's parent(s) and/or guardian(s) will be asked to confirm the acceptance and forward a deposit. The deposit is non-refundable and will be credited to the tuition bill.
If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Becky Levy at 410-464-3147.
Tuition Refund Plan
Gilman School offers a Tuition Refund Plan to help families meet unpaid financial obligations to the School if their child must withdraw during the academic year.
The Tuition Refund Plan will pay benefits (subject to the terms of the policy and the amount insured) to the school, which provides substantial assistance in meeting your financial obligation.
Learn more about the Tuition Refund Plan.