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At Breck, we have long understood that maintaining a diverse community is as much a matter of educational excellence as it is a matter of social and civic responsibility. Our commitment to diversity — including socioeconomic diversity — represents idealism about the kind of learning community we want Breck students to experience and realism about the kind of world in which Breck graduates will live.

Financial aid has always been an important tool for ensuring that Breck remains a vibrant community. In 2017-18, 298 students (26% of the student body) were awarded financial aid grants in excess of $6.1 million. The amounts varied from $1,000 to full tuition and, in some situations, full tuition, books and transportation. Grants carry no obligation of payment back to the school.

See the charts below for more information. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Carrie Lennox, associate director of admissions and financial aid (click for email or call her at 763.381.8204).

Financial Aid Recipients: 2017-18

Lower School   Middle School   Upper School  
Preschool  14 Grade 5 19 Grade 9 34
Kindergarten 18 Grade 6 18 Grade 10 18
Grade 1 14 Grade 7 19 Grade 11 24
Grade 2 24 Grade 8 24 Grade 12 35
Grade 3 18        
Grade 4 19        






As you can see from the table below, need-based grants went to families with a wide range of annual income last year. Breck Financial Aid committee considers total income as a starting point, along with many other factors, such as family size, number of children in tuition-bearing schools, age of the primary working parent, assets, liabilities and unusual allowable expenses. Individual circumstances vary greatly, so consider the following as a general guideline only.

2017-18 Income Bands
Average Grant Number of Financial Aid Recipients
Up to $50,000 $27,737 32
$51-$100,000 $25,355 62
$101-$150,000 $21,648 76
$151-$200,000 $19,577 62
$201-$250,000 $13,392 15
Over $251,000 $12,545 51