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Affording Kents Hill School

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For close to 200 years, Kents Hill School has been committed to transforming the lives of young people and instilling the character and knowledge necessary to thrive in higher education and beyond. Underpinning this experience is an inclusive community of talented, promising, passionate, and driven students from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures, nationalities, and experiences. While Kents Hill is unable to make a financial aid award to every student who is accepted and demonstrates need, historically nearly half of students receive need-based or merit financial aid. 

We use School and Student Services (SSS) to process financial aid applications. Based on the financial information you provide in the Parents’ Financial Statement, SSS gives us an estimated amount your family can contribute to our tuition. This estimate, coupled with school policies and practices, is a starting point to help us make fair and objective decisions. For a comprehensive guide to the financial aid process as outlined by SSS, click here.


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  • Tuition 2019-20

    Boarding Student Tuition: $61,950
    Day Student Tuition: $32,500
  • Tuition Deposit

    Kents Hill School requires a nonrefundable deposit of $3,500 for all students to reserve space for the next school year. The deposit will be applied toward tuition.
  • Payment Options

    For your convenience, Kents Hill School offers three different payment options:

    Single Payment: Payment of Kents Hill School Tuition and Fees plus the cost of the Tuition Refund Plan is made on or before July 1 or the subsequent enrollment date. A discount of one (1) percent may be taken for payment in full by check or wire transfer.

    Two Payments: Payment of 60 percent of the Kents Hill School Tuition and Fees plus the cost of the Tuition Refund Play by July 1 and payment of the remaining 40 percent by November 1. A $100 setup fee is charged to the student's account.

    Monthly Payments: Payment of Kents Hill School Tuition and Fees in equal installments, starting June 5 and ending March 15, through Smart Tuition. The Tuition Refund Plan fee is included in these monthly payments, and a $100 setup fee is charged to the student's account. This payment plan requires the use of automatic payment from a bank account (ACH).

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  • International Program Fee

    The international program fee is $2,500, which includes the cost of I-20 processing and mailing, ongoing support for I-20 management, international student orientation, cultural trips and activities, travel oversight and assistance, and specialized college counseling visits and transportation. 
  • Supplemental Program Fees

    Learning Skills Program (LSP)

    The Learning Skills Program fee is $11,200 for Level 1 and $7,300 for Level 2. Each level offers academic support tailored to the needs of individual students. Utilizing the Landmark College academic coaching model, dedicated teachers provide students with transformative academic and emotional support focused on self-awareness, self-advocacy, and self-determination.

    English Language Skills (ELS) Program

    The English Language Skills (ELS) Program fee is $8,500. While enrolled in the program students strengthen their language abilities through an introduction to academic content and fortify their skills as they enter mainstream classes. Ideal ELS participants are international students who have earned TOEFL exam scores between 40 and 80 or whose teachers recommend additional support.
  • Directions to Complete the Parents' Financial Statement

    Parents and/or guardians of new admissions applicants who would like to be considered for financial aid are required to complete the financial aid application and submit all required documents by February 1, 2019.

    Returning families seeking financial aid must re-apply each school year in order to be considered, even if an award was made in the previous year.

    • Go to
    • Click on the "Apply Now" button.
    • You will set up a PFS Online account using your email address and a password. If you completed an online PFS application last year, please use your email address and existing password.
    • Kents Hill School Code: 4354
    • Submit nonrefundable fee of $51.00 to process the application. 

    Kents Hill School requires that you submit the following documents to Alison Lincoln-Rich, Director of Financial Aid, by email or SSS online upload in addition to your completed PFS:

    • 2017 Tax Returns
    • 2017 W2 or 1099
    • International Student Application, if applicable.
    • Business and Farm Statement, if applicable.
    To submit these documents, go to the "Manage Documents" tab in the PFS Online, click on "Browse," then click on "Upload."


Alison Lincoln-Rich
Director of Financial Aid
Senior Associate Director of Admissions
1614 Main Street, Kents Hill, Maine 04349       |       207-685-4914       |