Affording Middlesex

A Middlesex education is both a tremendous opportunity and a deep investment in your child’s future.  Middlesex strives to make our education affordable to all qualified applicants, regardless of a family’s ability to finance such an investment without assistance.  For instructions on how to apply for financial aid, visit Apply for Financial Aid.

Tuition for 2020-21 is $65,940 for boarding and $52,760 for day.  There are no additional fees beyond tuition.  The cost of books totals an estimated $1,000 per year.   Families will likely incur other optional expenses, such as spending money for the school grill and book store, and such expenses vary.  International students must purchase health insurance for approximately $2,000 per year.

Middlesex offers financial grants to families based on their demonstrated financial need.  In the 2019-20 year, Middlesex offered nearly $7 million dollars in aid to 34% of our student body, with an average grant of $49,533.  The School is committed to socioeconomic diversity and offers awards of financial aid to families with a wide range of incomes.  See the table below for financial aid award data for this year.  Income is just one determinate of need. Each family’s particular financial circumstances—including income, expenses, assets, liabilities, family size, and number of students attending private schools or college—are carefully weighed.

Income Range
Percent of Total Awards
Average Award
Award Range
0 – $59,999 16% $59,180 $34,083 $64,015
$60,000 – $89,999 8% $59,763 $44,133 $64,015
$90,000 – $129,999 18% $55,737 $37,532 $64,015
$130,000 – $159,999 7% $55,987 $43,346 $64,015
$160,000 – $189,999 9% $53,551 $39,015 $64,015
$190,000+ 43% $39,713 $4,015 $64,015

We encourage all families to apply for financial aid if they believe they will need any level of financial support during their child’s tenure at Middlesex.  If a family does not apply for aid or qualify for aid upon admission, it is unlikely that the family will receive an aid award in subsequent years, unless there is a significant change in that family’s financial circumstances.  We do our best to admit and fund a wide variety of students from a diversity of backgrounds.  Although priority is given to US Citizens, each year we do provide financial aid to a small number of International students.

If you have any questions, please contact Director of Financial Aid Erika Mills at (978) 371-6530 or [email protected].