Affording Gilman

The Gilman Experience

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 for all our families.

Tuition and Fees

2019-2020 Tuition and Fees by Grade Tuition Fees*
Pre-Kindergarten $16,750*  
Kindergarten $21,855  
Prep-One and First $27,975  
Second-Fifth $28,700  
Sixth-Eighth $29,390 $400-$500
Ninth-Twelfth $31,470 $400-$650

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

*Please note that Tuition Assistance is not available for Pre-Kindergarten.

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.

Tuition Assistance Program

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 provides need and non-need based aid to ensure the best of the best benefit from a Gilman education and thrive beyond our campus. 

Gilman School grants tuition assistance (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 Need-Based Tuition Assistance
  • 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
Tuition Assistance for Lower School Students

Financial aid in the Lower School is a cash grant, which is money that is applied directly to tuition. All Lower School material costs are included in tuition and additional expenses are charged at a reduced rate for students receiving financial assistance.

Tuition Assistance for Middle and Upper School Students

Tuition assistance in the Middle and Upper School is a cash grant, which is money that is applied directly to tuition. All pertinent fees, such as for books and athletics, are reduced in proportion to the percentage of financial assistance a family receives.

Parents of Grade 11 and 12 Students Applying For Assistance

It is the consensus of the Financial Aid Committee that grade 11 and 12 students should contribute from summer and seasonal work to their Gilman education:

  • Grade 11: $400
  • Grade 12: $500
Gilman Scholars Program
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 that the most talented boys benefit from a Gilman education and thrive beyond our campus. For additional information, please contact our admissions office,

Payment Options

Gilman School uses Gilman VC Pay to collect and process tuition. 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. 

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 email Becky Levy at

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.

410.323.3800, ext. 627
Kip Digges

Kip Digges

Titles: Teacher, Director of Summer Programs, Middle School Teacher

Applying for Tuition Assistance

Step One

Please download and review the following documents prior to applying.

Step two

Starting on October 2, 2019, go to SSS Online to complete your application. Click on the prompt to begin your Parents' Financial Statement (PFS). You only need to complete one PFS even if you have several children applying to our school. You will be given a username and password that will allow you to return to your PFS at a later date before submitting it. Your information will be secure. Please upload or mail the following documents directly to SSS Online: 2018 Federal Tax Forms and 2019 W‐2 or substitute wage document (when received in January 2020).

Step Three

Please complete your online financial aid application by December 18, 2019.

Step Four

Please read Gilman's Tuition Assistance Policy Statement.