Tuition and Financial Aid

We work to make a Putney education possible for everyone. Our financial aid program is designed to closely consider each family’s unique situation and financial need.

2024-25 Tuition

Day: $48,400 | Boarding: $77,500

Step 1: Get started.

We use Clarity to make applying for financial aid as easy as possible for your family. Clarity determines your family’s level of financial need based on the information that you share in the application. The streamlined, user-friendly process can take as little as 20 minutes to complete.

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Step 2: Submit your info.

Save your progress and return at any time. At the end of the application, there’s a $60 fee to submit, and you can share your application with additional schools that accept the Clarity application for no additional charge. Simply use the dropdown menu in the application to select those schools.

Step 3: Upload tax forms.

Your most recent 1040 and W-2 documents will be automatically transferred from the IRS when you complete the verification step. But please remember to return to your dashboard after you submit to upload any additional tax documentation.


of students receive financial aid


of day students receive financial aid


of boarding students receive financial aid

$2.9 million

in financial aid awarded



Expenses Boarding Day
1. Tuition $77,500 $48,400
2. Tuition Refund Insurance 2.5% of Tuition 2.5% of Tuition
3. Damage Deposit (one time when you enroll) $250 $250
4. Health Fee $400 $200
Possible Additional Expenses
5. Books, Personal Expenses, Materials Fees  $1,500 $1,500
6. Transportation (travel to and from school) ** N/A
7. Health Insurance (available for international students only) $2,500 $2,500
8. Emergency Deposit (international students only) $500 N/A
9. ESOL Program Fee $4,000 N/A
10. Instructional Support Program Fees $875-$4375/trimester $875-$4375/trimester
11. Music Lessons $65/hour $65/hour
12. Horseback Riding $300-$1000/trimester  $300-$1000/trimester
13. Downhill Skiing (additional fee for rentals) Est. $500 – $600 Est. $500 – $600
14. Long Fall Camping Trip $75 $75
15. Sports/Activity Fees Est. $300 – $400 Est. $300 – $400
16. CTL Tutorials/td> Est. $975/trimester for one session/week Est. $975/trimester for one session/week

  1. Tuition includes the cost of academic instruction, meals, and residence for boarding students
  2. * Tuition Refund Insurance is required of all students to help insure tuition fees in the event of a student’s withdrawal, absence, dismissal, or separation from the school according to the terms of the policy. The cost of this insurance is 2.9% of the student’s tuition fees, including ESOL fees.
  3. A $150 refundable damage deposit (new students only).
  4. All student charges associated with student activities will be billed through the student’s expense account.
  5. This is an estimate for textbooks and fees associated with some art courses.
  6. ** At a minimum, parents should expect travel arrangements for students to and from school at the beginning and end of the year, and for Thanksgiving, winter and spring breaks.
  7. Students are required to have health insurance that is accepted in Vermont. International students are required to purchase the insurance plan accepted by the school’s Health Service Office.
  8. International student emergency deposit.
    Students enrolled in courses offered in English for Speakers of Other Languages.
  9. This program fee covers regularly scheduled appointments with a member of the Learning Center staff or a private tutor.
  10. Private music lessons are offered on a trimester basis and are charged by the hour.
  11. Horseback riding is offered as an afternoon activity on a trimester basis.
  12. Downhill skiing is offered twice a week during the winter trimester. The fee includes lift tickets and transportation to and from the mountain. Equipment rental is an additional cost.
  13. All school camping trip. Each year all students and faculty participate in a five-day camping experience.
  14. Appropriate sports and physical-activity equipment should be anticipated (cleats, shin guards, dance shoes, etc.). Sports uniforms will be provided for use with a security deposit charged to the student’s account.
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