Tuition covers instruction, room, board, use of laboratory equipment and materials, physical training and athletic privileges, studio art supplies, band and chamber music instruction, admission to all athletic contests, and almost all weekend campus entertainment. International travel and study programs may be offered at additional expense. Deerfield does award need-based financial aid for qualified applicants.
Tuition, however, provides only part of the cost of educating a student at Deerfield. Presently the total cost amounts to over $80,000 per student annually; the difference is made up through the Academy’s endowment along with annual contributions from alumni, parents, and friends. Deerfield does award need-based financial aid for qualified applicants.
When a student is accepted at Deerfield, parents will be asked to confirm the acceptance and forward a tuition deposit within 4 weeks. This deposit is non-refundable and will be credited to the tuition bill.
Tuition is payable in two installments on August 1 and December 1. Alternatively, parents may subscribe to an installment payment plan through Smart Tuition. Information concerning this plan is available from the Admission Office and is sent to all parents of accepted students.