The School Fee includes tuition, board, lodging, laundry, personal accident insurance, and the cost of most games activities and the majority of educational materials. In addition, boys may incur Extras, i.e. charges for music lessons, boat club membership, and a number of other items. Details of current fees may be obtained from the Fees and Bursaries Accountant.
Payment of Fees
At the beginning of each holidays, a boy’s school account is sent to his parent or other person responsible for his fees. The school account includes the school fee for the following half, together with extras from the preceding half. School accounts must be paid by direct debit on the first day of the half or, at the parents' option, in three equal instalments during the half (for which there is an administration charge). A boy whose account has not been paid in full by the start of the half (or in the case of payment by instalments, where any instalment has not been paid by the due date) may be excluded from the school until it is paid.
Pre-Paid Fees Scheme
The school offers a pre-paid fees scheme which may be of interest to parents who have a capital sum available for Eton school fees. Putting a payment down in advance has the attractions of securing a chosen amount towards each future school account and a discount.
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Eton warmly welcomes bursary applications from parents who might, under ordinary circumstances, not consider Eton for their son for financial reasons. Parents should contact the Fees and Bursaries Accountant, in the first instance for guidance regarding a possible application.
Eton has substantial financial provision designed to widen access by enabling boys to come to the school at the normal entry age of 13, who could not otherwise do so, and to allow boys to remain in the event of an unforeseen change in family circumstances. No parents with a talented boy should feel that Eton is necessarily beyond their means but should be aware that we do not have sufficient funds to satisfy all the requests received and currently only one in three applications is successful. Both the registration fee and the entrance fee may be waived in case of parental need.
Financial assistance is not normally available for late entry to Eton, other than through the Sixth Form Scholarship scheme described separately.
Awards are subject to a detailed means test. The best time to submit a financial assessment form is immediately after a boy has been awarded a conditional place. However, the Fees & Bursaries Accountant can give provisional feedback on an earlier enquiry regarding school fee assistance. Bursary applications are treated confidentially and boys will not be aware of having a bursary unless their parents choose to tell them. The fees assistance application form can be dowloaded here.