Tuition and Financial Aid

At Gould Academy, we value education and know that many families do as well.

Thanks to the generosity of parents, alumni, and friends of the school, nearly 25 percent of Gould families receive awards that total nearly $3 million. 

Financial aid is awarded on the basis of need. Additionally, Gould has three Merit awards, given to students who go above and beyond and meet certain criteria. Families who qualify for financial aid may also be awarded merit aid in some circumstances.

Tuition and Fees

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  • Price to Attend Gould

    2024-2025 Tuition
    • Boarding Students: $73,130
    • Day Students: $54,848
    Tuition is approved annually by the Gould Academy Board of Trustees; the Board sets tuition for the next academic year in February.
  • Additional Program Fees

      Additional fees may include English Studies Program, Academic Skills Comprehensive Program, Winter Athletic Competition Program, Prep-Level Ski and Nordic Ski Program and International Student fees.  

      Admissions reps will review these fees during the admissions process, as applicable to each family.

    Financial Aid

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    • How to Apply for Financial Aid

      Gould's financial aid program is designed to make a Gould education possible for all families based on demonstrated financial need and the availability of funds. Gould is proud to use the Clarity Application to determine a family’s level of financial need based on the information that families share in the application which includes assets, income, expenses, and debts.

      To get started, please go to the Clarity Application and create an account. The application typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete. Your 1040 and W2 documents from 2022 will be automatically transferred from the IRS when you complete the verification step, so you will no longer need to upload those documents manually. The Clarity Application is also mobile-friendly so you can complete it from anywhere. You are able to save your progress and return at any time. At the end of the application, there is a $60 fee to submit, and you can share your application with additional schools that accept the Clarity Application for no additional charge. Simply use the dropdown menu in the application to select those schools. 

      Please remember to return to your dashboard after you complete and submit your Clarity Application, as Gould requires you to upload additional tax documentation including 1040s, and W2s, and for family members who own a business, your Schedule K, E and/or S4s, and any other related tax documents.

      Gould takes the privacy and security of your personal information very seriously. Clarity is certified for both GDPR and SOC2 and uses enterprise-level security standards including end-to-end encryption of all personally identifiable information. For more information, please refer to Clarity’s Privacy Policy. 

      Families will need to submit a Clarity application each year in order to qualify for financial aid; however, Clarity retains your information from previous applications, so it will be even easier to reapply.
    • Returning Families: January 15

      • 1040s and W2s for 2023 due by January 15
      • For family members who own their own business please submit your Schedule K, E and/or S4s, and any other related tax documents
    • New Families: February 1

      • 1040s and W2s for 2023 due by February 1
      • For family members who own their own business, please submit your Schedule K, E and/or S4s and any other related tax documents.
    • Additional Financial Aid Resources

      24-25 Clarity Family Application Guide

      24-25 Clarity Family Application Guide SPANISH

      How to Apply: A Quick Reference Guide

      How to Apply: A Quick Reference Guide SPANISH

      Video Introduction to Clarity for Families

      If you need support during the process of completing your application, there is in-app support available through the “Help” button in the bottom left of the screen, as well as email and phone support at or 206-210-3752, in both English and Spanish. The application itself is also fully translated into Spanish. 
    • Important things to know

      • Gould only accepts electronic copies of application documents through the Clarity online system.
      • New families have the option of writing a letter of request, which will be used in the initial conversations on Financial Aid.
      • New families receiving awards will be notified with their acceptance packets on March 10. In order to hold their Financial Aid award, families must enroll by April 10.
      • Returning families must complete the financial aid application every year in order to receive the same award amount (not percent discount) that they received the prior year. If a family has had a change in salary or expenses, the Financial Aid Committee asks that they write a letter explaining their request for a change in their award.
      • Returning family awards will be updated as needed, and the family will be notified of their award with their re-enrollment agreement. In order to hold this amount, families must enroll their student by the set date per their enrollment agreement.
      • Gould’s process allows for a single appeal per year. Families are asked to complete this appeal application and return to the Admissions Office along with the Expense and Benefit Form and any required documentation. The appeal process will begin upon receipt of this form.
      • The Financial Aid Committee is made up of the Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management, Chief Financial Officer, and Director of Financial Aid.
    To learn more about requirements, meeting needs, evaluation of needs, the award process, please contact anyone on our Admissions team.
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