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Affording Avon: Tuition and Financial Aid

We strategically shape an inspiring environment intended to "create leaders, independent in thought and strong in moral principles"; and, we strive to help families afford an Avon Old Farms experience.
Quote by Dunlap Smith, on Theodate Pope Riddle, Founder

Financing an Avon Old Farms Education

Last year, 34% of Avon Old Farms students collectively received more than $4.4 million in financial aid grants. We are committed to working with you to clarify the financial aid process and explain financing options. The Financial Aid Committee strives to help as many families as possible: please note and adhere to our application deadlines to maximize your consideration for aid.



2016-17 School Expenses

Tuition
Boarding Student – $56,625
Day Student – $42,950
Approximate Student Fees
Boarding Student – $3000
Day Student – $1,800
International Student – $3,500


The Avon Advantage

With an average class size of 12, our teachers are able to practice what they know to be true: boys are relational learners.

Financial Aid

Financial aid at Avon Old Farms is determined by a family's ability to meet educational expenses. Please request Financial Aid per protocol from the Admission Office upon application submission/interview. The Financial Aid Committee is unable to consider requests for financial assistance after admission decisions are made. Any questions concerning qualifications for financial aid may be addressed to the Director of Financial Aid, Patrick Miller, at 860-404-4272 or millerp@avonoldfarms.com.

All financial information submitted in support of a financial aid application is held in strict confidence. All financial aid awards are confidential agreements between the recipient family and Avon Old Farms School. Therefore, it is the expectation that students receiving financial aid, and their families, will honor this confidentiality. A student may forfeit his award if this confidentiality is breached.

Merit Scholarships

Gordon Scholarships

Gordon Scholarships are awarded to students who have distinguished themselves as outstanding scholars, exceptional leaders, and have shown significant involvement in extracurricular activities such as music, athletics, drama, and community service.

All new applicants are automatically considered for a Gordon Scholarship upon completion of the admission process. Each year, only a few students are chosen by the Admission Committee as Gordon Scholars, making the selection process very competitive. Candidates do not have to apply for financial aid to be considered.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

1. Starting on October 1, 2016, you may begin your financial aid application by completing your Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) at http://sss.nais.org/. Answer all questions as completely as possible and be certain to list Avon Old Farms School (Code # 1450) as a recipient of the Report of Financial Need. We recommend completing the PFS online; however, you may contact the Admissions Office to request a printed version of the PFS.

2. In addition to submitting your PFS, the Financial Aid Committee also requires signed copies of the following documents be submitted to SSS no later than February 1st:

  • 2015 IRS Form 1040 (signed, with all applicable schedules)
  • 2016 IRS Form W-2
  • 2016 IRS Form 1040** (signed, with all applicable schedules)
  • SSS Business/Farm Statement (if applicable)

**Due to the timing of our deadline, we will temporarily accept an estimated 2016 tax return. Copies of the signed and completed 2016 Form 1040 should be mailed as soon as possible. Our initial financial aid award could change based on differences between your estimated and actual 2015 tax return. No financial aid award is final until the official 2016 tax return is received.

3. In cases of divorced or separated parents, it is the policy of Avon Old Farms School that both parents retain the obligation to contribute to the education of their children whether or not there is a legal agreement between them to do so. Both natural parents, including their spouses if they are remarried, should provide the financial information that is requested by the School each year.

4. For new applicants to Avon Old Farms, all forms should be submitted to SSS no later than February 1st. Financial aid awards are then mailed on March 10th with admission decision letters. For returning Avon students, the forms should be submitted no later than February 1st if your application is to be given full consideration. If this date has passed, please send the completed forms to SSS as soon as possible.

Financial Aid Award Renewal

Financial aid decisions are made on an annual basis, and we ask that families reapply for aid each year. The Financial Aid Committee then reevaluates student grants. Grant amounts may vary, depending on changes in the parents' financial situation. It is the responsibility of the financial aid recipient to maintain appropriate grades, effort, and conduct.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are also available to divide the tuition cost over nine months. Please contact Sarah Wallace in Avon Old Farms School's business office for more information about payment plans at 860-404-4219 or wallaces@avonoldfarms.com.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Avon Old Farms School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, or disabilities in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.