Tuition & Financial Aid

Since our founding in 1935, The Putney School has been committed to socioeconomic diversity. Putney works to remain accessible through its need-based financial aid program. Educational loan programs provided by outside entities can supplement need-based financial assistance.

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2018-19 Tuition

Boarding: $59,400 | Day: $35,300

Payment Options

Putney offers three payment options per contract year:

  • Plan A: one payment in full, due August 1st
  • Plan B: two payments, due August 1st and December 1st
  • Plan C: monthly payments

Some families who do not qualify for need-based financial aid use payment plans and loans to ease the burden of tuition fees. Those who do receive financial aid also find these options helpful in bridging the gap between their award and the family's monthly budget.

Please direct questions about payment plans to our business office: (802) 387-6245.

Payment Plans

Payment plans allow a family to spread education costs, interest free, over twelve months beginning May 1. Choosing this option after May 1 will result in fewer and larger payment amounts.

Loan Plans

Questions not answered here about payment plans should be directed to our business office: 802-387-6245.

Cost-Reducing Suggestions

  • Choose Plan A and receive a 1% discount in tuition fee (contact the Business Office to discuss Tuition Refund Plan options).
  • Sign up early for Plan C, payments spread across 12 months will be less than those spread across 10 or fewer months.
  • Check with your hometown to see if you live in a district that funds tuition to a school of your choice
  • Preplan travel arrangements.
  • Purchase used textbooks when possible.
  • By keeping an eye on the types of things your child charges, you can help your son or daughter develop budgeting skills. Putney's Business Office provides a detailed report of each child's school store account.

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