Admissions

Tuition and Financial Assistance

Because of the high demand for financial aid, we regret that we are unable to offer additional aid for the 2014-2015 school year. Additional financial aid funds are available for applicants for the 2015-2016 school year.

Tuition

Avenues’ tuition for the 2014-2015 school year is consistent with tuition charged by other independent “all-through” schools in New York City (those offering nursery to grade 12 or kindergarten through 12th grade). For the 2014-2015 school year, Avenues’ tuition will be $43,400.

Tuition includes the full cost of books and materials; all field trips; and transportation to and from activities during the school day that are part of the academic program. Mandatory fees are $2,200 and cover lunch, snacks, athletic uniforms and annual investments in educational technology (to fund laptops, tablets and continuous improvements in our technology offering). Optional fees will be billed to the students’ accounts. Optional fees may include purchases in the school store, summer programs, after-school programs, etc.

Before – and after-school programs and transportation are optional.

Financial Assistance

Avenues seeks to build a student body that reflects the diversity of New York City. Students of all backgrounds will find that the Avenues environment embraces the tenets of mutual understanding and creativity as a method of promoting the highest levels of student achievement. To this end, Avenues will offer financial assistance to the parents of admitted students. An application for financial assistance is a separate process from the application for admission. To apply for financial aid, you must indicate your intention on the online admissions application, submit the Avenues request for financial aid form and apply for assistance through Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST), which will process financial aid applications. FAST is a service of Independent School Management (ISM). FAST gives us an estimated amount your family can contribute to educational expenses. FAST does not determine the amount of financial aid you receive; Avenues makes that determination independently. All financial information and all financial assistance decisions are confidential.

Avenues believes the primary responsibility for tuition rests with the family, and each family is expected to look to its own resources before requesting aid. However, Avenues tries to recognize the distinctiveness of each situation and, when there is demonstrated need, to tailor grants to meet the needs of each qualified family.

All families who need financial assistance are encouraged to apply. Admission decisions are based on a student’s academic merit and personal qualities.

Please click here to read about the required tax forms and the steps necessary to apply for financial aid.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is financial assistance available for school expenses not related to tuition?

How is financial need assessed? Is there an income cutoff?

Will financial assistance be renewed each year?

When should an application for financial assistance be made?

Do financial awards have to be repaid?

If parents are divorced, separated or never married, who must submit financial information?

How will a non-earning spouse affect a financial assistance award?

If a student is enrolled without financial assistance, may the family request aid the following year?