Below are a few of the most frequently asked questions we receive about financial aid, so reading through these may help you as you consider the financial aspect of applying to Dalton. Please know that our Director of Financial Aid, Jennifer Pease, is also available to speak with families who may have additional questions or concerns!

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List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. What types of financial aid does the school offer?

    All of Dalton's financial aid is in the form of grants, which do not have to be repaid.
  • Q. What is Dalton's approach to financial aid?

    All of our financial aid is strictly need-based, and we endeavor to meet 100% of each family's demonstrated need. The mission of our financial aid program is to ensure that we maintain a socio-economically diverse community and that our educational offerings are available to academically qualified students regardless of their family's ability to afford the full tuition.
  • Q. What does "need-based" mean?

    It means that Dalton uses a fair and equitable methodology for allocating our financial aid, based on information families provide about their finances, in order to assess and grant financial aid based on what a family can reasonably be able to contribute toward the student's educational costs. Dalton does not increase or decrease offers of financial aid based upon the individual strengths of an application (such as an academic, athletic, or music scholarship), or other such assessments of merit.
  • Q. How many students receive financial aid?

    Approximately 21% of our students receive financial aid. Financial aid is granted to students in all grades, from Kindergarten through 12th grade.
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