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Your Kents Hill School Investment

Committed To Your Success

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.

Resources

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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).

    Third-Party Providers

    Your Tuition Solution offers tuition financing through flexible payment plans and an easy online application process.

    The Hanover Insurance Group provides tuition insurance to help protect the investment you are making in your child's education. 
  • 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. 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. For a comprehensive guide to the financial aid process as outlined by SSS, click here.

    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. 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 https://www.solutionsbysss.com/parents.
    • 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:

    • 2018 Tax Returns
    • 2018 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."
  • Expected Fees and Charges

    ACADEMIC

    Dual-Enrollment courses range from $100 - $200 per course depending on college and course selected. Please consult the teacher and course syllabus for more details.
     
    Art class fees range from $25 - $200 per course. See Course Prospectus for specific details.

    Woodworking class fees range from $25 - $150 per course. See Course Prospectus for specific details.

    Testing: AP Exams ($94/exam), PSAT ($16/test), ACT ($51/test), SAT ($48/test), TOEFL ($205/test)

    Textbooks range from $150 - $500+ per academic year 

    TRANSPORTATION

    Day student transportation fee: $250/trimester

    Boarding/day student transportation to/from campus to area destinations such as Freeport, Portland, Augusta, etc.: See Community Handbook for specific details 
     
    ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES

    The following programs have an associated charge:
    • Equestrian (approximately $1640/season)
    • Fencing (varies for competition and equipment needs)
    • Skiing and Snowboarding Program (varies for competition and equipment needs)
    • Team apparel and equipment
    COMMUNITY

    Yearbook: $86 unless opt out (March)

    Commencement: $175 includes cap/gown, 10 announcements, and walkway brick (March)

    Student ID replacement: $25 after first replacement

    Day student overnight: $40 per night

    Health Center: Varies 

    Dorm room cleaning and/or damage: Varies

    Dorm key replacement $50

    These reflect the majority of charges students may incur during an academic year. Programs and associated charges are subject to change and are nonrefundable unless otherwise noted.

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Sue Fish, Business Office Assistant at sfish@kentshill.org
  • 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 Support (ELS) Program

    The English Language Support (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.

MyKidsSpending Account

MyKidsSpending is your portal for managing and funding your student's on-campus spending at Kents Hill School. 

From a quick stop between classes at the Student Center to expected fees and charges (see above), MyKidsSpending(MKS) works with schools across the country, helping parents better manage, control, and fund their child's daily campus transactions.

Using the MyKidsSpending.com secure login system, parents and students can view account activity, add money to school spending accounts, and request PDF statements. Parents can register accounts for a single child, or multiple children, whether they're attending the same school or different schools.

For an overview of MKS and directions for how to access and fund your account, please click here. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Sue Fish, Business Office Assistant, at sfish@kentshill.org


Contact

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