Tuition and Payment Plans

At Hotchkiss, we believe every student should have the opportunity to excel. This is why we are committed to providing more than $13.375 million in financial support each year to deserving students to ensure that Hotchkiss remains a diverse and vibrant community. Learn more about Financial Aid or use the Financial Aid Estimator to help you plan.

Cost Estimate

The cost of your Hotchkiss tuition may vary slightly from the numbers below. These figures will guide you toward a realistic expectation for the upcoming school year. Our fee breakdown includes the cost of boarding school and day school tuition. This number also includes your technology fee and health services fee.

In addition, you may view a list of common expenses that arise. This may include textbooks, school supplies, laundry and personal spending. View the breakdown below for an idea of how much a typical student spends each month or school year.

Making Hotchkiss Affordable

We are dedicated to making Hotchkiss a private school that is accessible to all families. We value diversity in all shapes and seek to make Hotchkiss a place of learning for the best and the brightest. Currently, 36% of our student body receives financial aid, with an average inclusive grant of $59,457.

Our aid goes beyond tuition by helping families cover the costs of books, personal spending money, health insurance and travel assistance. We provide each student with a School-issued MacBook for studying, writing and research.

Learn more about our featured scholarships, each geared towards students with distinct needs or experiences. Browse each scholarship description and feel free to reach out with any questions!

Payment Plans

All student tuition billing and payment processing is managed through FACTS Tuition Management. FACTS provides optimal flexibility and cutting-edge technology that will allow our families to effectively view and manage their tuition and fees in full detail at their convenience. 

After completion of the Hotchkiss Enrollment Contract, families will receive an email from FACTS to register and choose their payment option and method of payment for the year.

Enrollment fees (and security deposits for new students) are due upon registration in FACTS.

After enrollment fees are paid, there are three payment options available:

  • One payment in full due June 1 (option to waive tuition refund insurance if paying in full)
  • Two payments due June 1 and November 1 (tuition refund insurance is mandatory)
  • Ten monthly payments due June 1 through March 1 (tuition refund insurance is mandatory)**

**There is a $100 fee for the ten monthly payments option, which will be added to your first payment.

Contact Us

Office of Admission
The Hotchkiss School
11 Interlaken Road
Lakeville, CT 06039-2141
Telephone: (860) 435-3102
Fax: (860) 435-1525

For questions about financial aid or the application process contact Director of Admission and Financial Aid Ted Weihman P'27