Education is an investment, and families should expect to contribute to the cost of their child’s education. A Vermont Academy education offers students the opportunity to be known, inspired, supported, and part of something bigger. We are committed to providing an outstanding student-centered experience where the values and student outcomes are tangible.
Approximately 40% of Vermont Academy students receive financial aid, totaling 3.5 million dollars in awards annually.
Financial Aid grants are determined by a family’s demonstrated need, the merit of the applicant, and many other factors, after thoughtful consideration by the financial aid committee. To fairly and objectively determine a family’s demonstrated need, Vermont Academy partners with School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS), a third-party financial aid assessment organization. Each family completes a Parents’ Financial Aid Statement (PFS) and submits it to SSS by NAIS for Parents.
Families should request to have their PFS sent to Vermont Academy (School Code: 7936).
Although Vermont Academy benefits from a considerable financial aid budget, there is no guarantee that the full amount a family qualifies for will be granted in financial assistance.
February 1 Submit completed Parent Financial Statement (PFS) to SSS by NAIS for Parents as well as tax returns and income verification documents.
Timeline for New Students
Early Action Applicants: January 1
Submit completed application for admission.
Submit completed Parent Financial Statement (PFS) to SSS by NAIS for Parents indicating Vermont Academy as a recipient (School Code: 7936).
Regular Decision: February 1 Submit a completed application for admission. Submit completed Parent Financial Statement (PFS) to SSS by NAIS for Parents indicating Vermont Academy as a recipient (School Code: 7936).
February 15 Submit tax returns and income verification documents to SSS by NAIS for Parents.
March 10 Financial Aid decisions are sent to newly admitted regular decision students with admissions decisions
Vermont Academy offers limited financial aid to international students. International families must complete the Parent Financial Statement (PFS) and the International Student Financial Aid Profile. International families will need to provide income verification as per the International Student Financial Aid Profile. All currency figures must be converted to US dollars, and verification documents must be converted to English.
Vermont Academy will award a similar financial aid award each year, assuming a family’s financial circumstances do not change. Families enrolling at Vermont Academy should be aware that it is unlikely they will receive more financial aid than their original award in future years. Vermont Academy reserves the right to decrease an applicant’s award if a family’s financial situation changes for the better. Vermont Academy also expects students to remain in good academic and community standing to be considered for financial aid each year enrolled at Vermont Academy.