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Tuition and Financial Aid

Lakeside tuition for the 2023-2024 school year is $42,000. If the full tuition is a stretch for your family's income and resources, Lakeside has an extensive need-based financial-aid program that supports qualifying families with incomes from $17,000 to over $250,000. (Families with incomes over $250,000 may qualify for assistance if there are either extenuating circumstances or if there are multiple independent school or college tuitions within the family). Financial assistance for recipients extends beyond tuition and covers additional school-related costs including, but not limited to, food, books, bus, laptop, and field trips.

For the 2023-24 school year, Lakeside awarded $8.7 million in need-based tuition aid and will award $600,000+ for non-tuition costs to 32 percent of the student population.

The average tuition for a financial-aid recipient is $10,265. While financial aid and scholarships do not need to be repaid, it is required that recipients reapply for financial aid annually. In most cases, a student's tuition payment will remain at the same level, adjusting for tuition increases. Only in a few cases do aid amounts change significantly year-to-year, and this would reflect a dramatic change in financial circumstance.

Families who apply for financial aid should know that both the admissions and the financial aid committees make decisions independently. For many families, applying for financial aid is just another step in the process of applying to independent schools. Please review the information below for a fuller understanding of financial aid at Lakeside.

Financial Aid Information SessionsWednesday, October 18, 2023, 6:30 p.m. (Virtual)Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 6:30 p.m. (Virtual) - current Lakeside Families onlyWednesday, January 17, 2024, 6:30 p.m. (Virtual)

Please check Ravenna for registration. To view a previously recorded version of the Financial Aid at Lakeside Webinar, click here.

Tuition for 2023-2024



Percentage of students receiving financial aid


Family income of those receiving financial aid ranges from less than $17,000 to over $250,000.


Average family income of those receiving financial aid


Average tuition for a financial aid recipient


Tuition aid given for 2023-24$8.7 M+