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Affording EA

Class of 2022

Elgin Academy has traditionally regarded tuition as a mission-driven investment in the future of our students. 

We realize you place a high priority on your student’s education. Throughout the admissions process, we get to know your family so we can genuinely find the best educational and financial fit.

Contact our office to find out more about investing in an independent school education for your student.

2023-2024 Tuition



Upper School


Middle School


Lower School


Early Childhood (5 full days)


Early Childhood (5 half days)


Early Childhood (3 full days)


Early Childhood (3 half days)


Note: Textbooks for Middle and Upper School students are not included in the tuition rates

Bonita Goist

Director of Admissions

Making the decision of where to send your child to school is an important one. Elgin Academy's Admissions department led by Bonita Gost, Director of Admissions, is always available to assist and answer questions for prospective new members of our community.  Bonita's daughter, Amelia, graduated from Elgin Academy in 2017 so she has also experienced Elgin Academy as a parent, giving her a unique insight into the prospective parent experience.

“I was surprised at how economically diverse the school actually was. I was a little nervous, stereotyping, what the school would be like. It’s really a school for anyone looking for a different experience from a public school.”

- Current EA Parent

Tuition Assistance 

There are a variety of factors that can come into play when determining your family’s expected financial investment.  As a result, the investment may vary by family. Neither the family nor Elgin Academy staff can accurately estimate the tuition for which a family qualifies.

For a personalized tuition review, families complete an application by providing information such as income, assets, various financial obligations, and the number of students in the family attending Elgin Academy. This information is taken into consideration when determining the best financial fit for your family.

Applications are processed through the national Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) system. FAST provides Elgin Academy a Personalized Tuition recommendation that we then share with each family.

Applications for tuition adjustments are reviewed in accordance with the school’s budget. Those families who qualify for assistance may be placed on a waitlist for enrollment and will be notified when/if assistance is available for their student’s grade.

Applications are processed through the national Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) system. 

Financial Aid Application Process