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Who Gets Financial Aid

2016-17 Family Contribution toward Tuition at Groton School

To a family, the amount of financial aid that a school provides is less important than the amount they must contribute toward tuition. The chart provides a breakdown of what families at different income brackets were asked to contribute to their child’s education at Groton this year. Please remember that while income is the primary driver in assessing the family contribution, we also consider assets, tuition expenses at other schools, the size of a family, debts, and other factors. Groton’s full price may be higher than other schools', but families qualifying for financial aid may find it to be their most affordable option.

2016-2017 FA Recipients
Family contribution (FC) toward tuition – how much is a family paying toward Groton School
 
Based on 2015 reported income
FC = 0-5,000*
FC = 5,001 to 10,000*
FC = 10,001 – 15,000*
FC = 15,001-20,000*
FC = 20,001-30,000*
FC = 30,000+*
Total # who receive aid
Total income:  0-80,000
34
1
3
2
2
0
42
Total income:  80,001-120,000
16
2
1
0
0
0
19
Total income:
120,001-160,000
14
2
3
1
0
3
23
Total income:
160,001-200,000
5
6
7
2
1
0
21
Total income:
200,001-300,000
2
3
4
6
3
4
22
 
Total income:
300,001+
0
1
4
0
0
8
13

* Each financial aid application involves a unique set of family circumstances.
When evaluating a financial aid application, we take into consideration income, assets, debt, tuition expenses at other schools, number of family members, age of parents, and other factors, as reported on the Parents Financial Statement (PFS)
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