Affording Gilman

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 2017-2018: $4.6 million in grants
Students Receiving Financial Aid: 26.4%

18.5% of Lower School

27.1% of Middle School
30.4% of Upper School

Tuition and Fees

2017-2018 tuition and fees by gradeTuitionFees*
Prep-One and First$25,680







*Fees are estimated. There may be additional charges for certain athletic teams, field trips or other activities.

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.

Need-Based Financial Aid

Gilman School grants financial aid 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

Learn more about the Gilman financial aid program.

funding Excellence

Gilman actively seeks young men of promise who we know will contribute greatly to our vibrant community. In order to identify, retain, and recognize such extraordinary talent, Gilman funds excellence to ensure the best of the best benefit from a Gilman education and thrive beyond our campus. For additional information, please contact our admissions office,

Payment Options


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.

Seniors Who Go to Four-Year Colleges: 100%

Graduates Who Attend a Most Competitive or Highly Competitive College: 81%

Full-Time Faculty: 146
Part-Time Faculty: 4

Faculty with Advanced Degrees: 69%


Should you have any questions about how to afford Gilman, please do not hesitate to call the Financial Aid Office.

Kip Digges
Director of Financial Aid

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