Ensuring that a Packer education is accessible to students from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds is a longstanding commitment of our School.
Packer challenges students to develop talents, pursue aspirations and become empathetic, responsible, globally minded individuals, and is firmly committed to creating a diverse community. We realize that to achieve these goals, all students and their families, regardless of their socioeconomic backgrounds, must be able to participate fully in the Packer experience. We further recognize that there are additional costs, beyond tuition and fees, associated with the exceptional education that Packer provides, and we are dedicated to assisting all qualifying families with those costs so that every student can benefit from all that Packer has to offer, both on and beyond campus.
We designate a higher percentage of our operating budget for financial aid — 19% — than many of our peer schools. In the 2020-21 school year, we awarded over $11 million in tuition assistance to over 28% of our students.
Packer granted over $11 million of financial aid for the 2020-21 school year. This represents one of the largest percentages of a school’s annual operating budget in New York City.
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