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Affording Tuition

As a private, independent school, Cotter Schools is financially supported by a variety of sources: parents/family tuition, local tuition grants, fundraising efforts, and benefactor generosity. Providing an excellent academic education, as well as a large variety of extracurricular activities, is a significant financial commitment for all. However, Cotter Schools is committed to making "The Cotter Experience" affordable by providing tuition grants upon request.

We recognize the commitment and sacrifice that families make to provide a Catholic education for their children and we work to meet each family's financial need.

Erik Christenson

Erik Christenson

Director of International Enrollment

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2022-2023 Total Cost 

Total cost for boarding students is $48,800 and it includes the following: 

  • Tuition
  • Books
  • Sports & Activities
  • Medical Insurance Coverage
  • ESL and TOEFL Prep Courses
  • College Counseling Services
  • Room & Board 
  • Transportation
  • Dorm Activities & Trips
  • Holiday Breaks 
    • Thanksgiving break
    • Spring break
    • Home-Stay (if needed) during Christmas break 

room & board includes 

  • Air conditioned/heated dorm rooms
  • Food/Foodservice
  • Wi-Fi/Intenet
  • Game room
  • Student Kitchen Facilities
  • Bicycles
  • Laundry facilities

transportation includes 

Airport Pick up/drop off

  • Minneapolis (Minnesota) International Airport (MSP)
  • Rochester (Minnesota) International Airport (RST)
  • LaCrosse (Wisconsin) International Airport (LSE)