Roxbury Latin prides itself on the extent and appropriateness of the financial support it provides numerous boys in the School. Many different kinds of families with decidedly different circumstances benefit from this unusual commitment. Below are four case studies which represent general information about families who actually receive financial assistance at The Roxbury Latin School.  Please be aware that these are only examples and are meant to provide families with a general idea of their eligibility.  Each application for assistance is reviewed and awarded on an individual basis.  Please contact Karen Dinon, Director of Financial Aid, at 617-477-6341 if you have questions.

Case Study #1

This is a one parent household with one child.  The family income is approximately $90,000.  The parent is not a homeowner but has a small amount of savings.  This family is expected to contribute $5,000 and receives a financial aid grant of $26,850.

Case Study #2

This family has two parents both working with a total income of approximately $88,500.  There is a total of 4 household members with only one child in tuition charging school. They are homeowners with assets including home equity of $150,000.  This family is expected to contribute $1,000 toward the cost of tuition and receives a financial aid grant of $30,850.

Case Study #3

This family has two parents who are divorced. Each parent is required to complete an application for assistance.  The combined income from both households is approximately $270,000. Each household consists of 3 members with 2 children in tuition charging schools.  Both parents are homeowners and have combined home equity and non-retirement assets of $325,000. This family is expected to contribute $20,000 toward the cost of tuition and receives a financial aid grant of $11,850.

Case Study #4

This family has two parents working with a combined income of $52,000. There are a total of 5 household members with only one in tuition charging school.  They do not own their home and have minimal savings.  This family is expected to contribute $200 toward the cost of tuition and receives an award of $31,650. This family is also eligible for a book voucher for up to $500.

Case Study #5

This is a two parent family of 4 with 2 children in tuition charging school.  This family has a combined income of approximately $168,000.  The family owns their home and has non-retirement assets including home equity of $355,000.  This family is expected to contribute $7,200 toward the cost of tuition and receives a financial aid grant of $24,650.
All 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.  Current financial aid families usually receive approximately the same percentage of financial assistance toward the trips. Any family, however, regardless of whether the student is on financial aid is eligible to apply for financial assistance for a given trip or program.