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Affording Packer

Ensuring that a Packer education is accessible to students from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds is a longstanding commitment of our School.

Packer is a diverse community of learners in which each person is valued and challenged. As part of our vision for excellent education, we strive to be knowledgeable, empathetic, and engaged members of an interconnected and dynamic world. 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 — 20% — than many of our peer schools. In the 2022-23 school year, we awarded over $11 million in tuition assistance to approximately 30% of our students.

Our Commitment

Packer granted over $11 million of financial aid for the 2022-23 school year. This represents one of the largest percentages of a school’s annual operating budget in New York City.  

If you have questions about affording Packer, we are here to help you.