Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition 2015-2016
 Grades 5-8  $20,225
 Grade 9  $21,175
 Grades 10-12  $21,675

The tuition fee is inclusive and covers a healthy daily lunch, instructional programs, sports participation fee/athletic uniforms, technology, studio and laboratory fees, and graduation fees. Other additional expenses include books, field trips and personal athletic equipment, which we estimate at an additional $500 - $800. 

Payment Options
Three payment plans are available for paying tuition:
 Plan A    Pay tuition in full by late June (1% discount)
 Plan B    An interest free two payment plan
 Plan C    An interest free nine payment plan
Loan Programs
Your Tuition Solution (www.yourtuitionsolution.com), by Springstone Financial LLC, offers 24-84 month extended payment plans. For more information, call 1-800-920-9777 and one of the financing advisors will be happy to assist you.

Need-Based Financial Aid

At Nichols, we have a strong desire to serve all students and their families who can benefit from our program. The financial aid program is need-based. We encourage families with concerns about affording a Nichols education to inquire about financial assistance or to attend one of our Financial Aid Informational sessions held in the fall each year. Please click here for information on how to apply for financial aid

Financial Aid Wait Pool
Financial aid funds are limited. Applicants whose needs cannot be met will be placed in a wait pool. If funds become available at a later time, they will be granted to applicants who qualify. The Financial Aid Committee will decide on grants as funds become available.

Named Scholarships
Merit and athletic scholarships are not available at Nichols School. All financial aid is need-based, including Named Scholarships, which are funds established by alumni and friends to support our financial aid program.

Some of these Named Scholarships require that an additional application from the student be completed for consideration. Please click on the following Named Scholarships for more information on how to apply.
Click here for a complete list of all of our Named Scholarships. All awards are based on financial need.

Outside Scholarships
  • BISON Scholarship
    • The BISON Scholarship Fund is a privately funded program outside of Nichols School that offers tuition assistance to low income families applying to private grammar schools. It is now available to eight counties in Western New York. The maximum award is $1400 per student and is available in a lottery drawing.
    • For more information and/or to apply online, visit www.bisonfund.com/apply.html
Facts & Figures
$1.8 million
Average annual financial aid awards.

Percentage of Nichols families who receive financial aid.


Average financial aid awarded to a Nichols student.