Tuition and Financial Aid


The tuition for a CITYterm semester is one-half the annual boarding tuition at The Masters School, plus a transportation fee to help offset the costs of travel to, from, and within New York City. The cost of attending CITYterm in the 2019-2020 academic year is $34,000 which includes the local transportation fee of $600. We also require students to have a spending money budget to cover incidentals, including personal items and social time. Students who take good advantage of the many free activities available in New York City typically find that their will last them the entire semester.

Financial Aid

We recognize the cost of attending an excellent program like CITYterm may be difficult for many families to afford. CITYterm and many of our partner schools are committed to providing the opportunity to attend this program regardless of economic background. We provide need-based financial aid for approximately 25-30% of our students each year and many of our partner schools match this aid with funds of their own. If you are ready for a semester at CITYterm, we are ready to explore financial aid options with you.

To fairly assess a family’s ability to pay for a CITYterm semester, we ask families to file a Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) with School and Student Services by NAISOur SSS school code is 4948. Families who wish to apply for aid should indicate their desire to do so on the online application.  We ask that families file their PFS prior to February 15. If you have questions about the financial aid process at CITYterm, please contact our Admission Associate, Sara Ann Eismont.

For more information about applying  for financial aid at CITYterm, please download the following guide to applying for financial aid: Family Information about Financial Aid.

For more information about the School and Student Services (SSS) financial aid application process, including their fee waiver program, please download the following document: SSS by NAIS Fee Waivers: FAQs for Families.

CITYterm at The Masters School

49 Clinton Avenue 
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Tel. (914) 479-6502