Maintaining completely need-blind admission, Roxbury Latin is committed to making an education affordable to all admitted students, regardless of financial need.


The tuition for 2021-2022 is $36,900, which represents less than 57 percent of the total cost of a boy’s education at Roxbury Latin. There are no other charges, except that each boy must provide himself with the necessary books and a few personal athletic supplies. Income from the school’s endowment and contributions to the school’s Annual Fund help keep tuition far below other independent school tuitions and more affordable for all families. (Roxbury Latin’s current tuition is about 68% of that of other Boston-area independent schools.)

Financial Aid

Roxbury Latin is committed to making an education affordable to all admitted students regardless of financial need. The school provides a comprehensive and generous financial aid program, focused on reaching out to families from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Thirty-six percent of students receive financial assistance. All Roxbury Latin financial aid is based exclusively on need; the school does not offer any merit based awards or student loans. Financial aid awards this year range from $1,000 to $36,700. Further, the school makes every effort to ensure that each boy can participate in activities that complement the program, such as school trips, by awarding additional financial assistance.

Roxbury Latin uses the School and Student Service (SSS) to evaluate and process financial aid applications. Based on the information you provide to SSS—your Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) and supplemental documents—SSS calculates an estimated amount your family can contribute toward educational expenses. Every financial aid application is reviewed by the school’s Financial Aid Committee, and aid is awarded on an individual basis. Families are also eligible to apply for financial assistance for travel opportunities and other additional programs offered by the school. Parents will be asked to complete an additional application form.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Parents can complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) online beginning on September 1, 2021. Financial aid application materials are included in the admission information packet. For more information about how to apply for financial aid at Roxbury Latin, please read this information.

The financial aid application deadline is February 15, 2022. Financial Aid funds may no longer be available for applications submitted after the deadline.

Tuition Payment Plan Options

Roxbury Latin offers its families three methods of payment through Smart Tuition:

  • One Payment: Payment in full by June 1.
  • Two Payments: First payment due by June 1, second payment due by January 1.
  • Ten Payments: Beginning May 1 through February 1.