Affording VA Invest in Your Future

Below you will find information about tuition and fees, our financial aid program, merit scholarships, important dates and deadlines, and a section on frequently asked questions.

List of 4 items.

  • Tuition And Fees

    2024-25 Tuition

    • Boarding Students: $72,500
    • Day Students: $40,000

    International Students:
    All international students must enroll in a health insurance plan covering the period of time that the student plans to reside in the United States.
    • International Student Fee:  $2,950
    • *Health Plan – 10 months:  $2,495
    • *Health Plan – 12 months:  $2,785
    *Optional for domestic students.


    Incidental fees are listed below. Rates are subject to change without notice.

    Fees include but are not limited to the following:
    • Program/Activity Fee:  $150 per trimester (every student)
    • Learning Skills: $950 - $3,650 per trimester
    • Technology Fee:  $50 per trimester (every student)
    • Music Lessons: (outside instructor):  $35 per lesson
    • Yearbook (Non-senior):  $45 one-time purchase
    • Equestrian - Barn: $1,500 - $2,000 per season
    • Golf – Course Jr Membership: $200 per season
    • Recreational Nordic Skiing: $250 per season
    • Recreational Skiing/Snowboarding (excl Pass): $250 per season
    • Elite Coaching/Training at VA at Mount Snow (excl Pass): $2,500 - $7,500
      • There will be additional fees for boarding and other incidentals.
    See various levels for additional info.
    Other Fees Billed as Incurred:
    • Health co-pays
    • Student Travel
    • Textbooks (as needed)
    • Items damaged or not returned (uniforms, keys, etc.)
    • Technology services and/or repairs performed outside of Vermont Academy
  • Our Financial Aid Policy

    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.
  • The Vermont Scholars Program

    Giving Vermont Students a Superior Education

    The Scholarship:
    • A merit scholarship opportunity for students who live in Vermont
    • Merit scholarships range from $5,000-$15,000 annually
    • No additional application is required, students residing in Vermont are automatically considered for the merit scholarship at the time of application
    • Students must submit their application by the deadline to be considered for the merit scholarship
    • The scholarship is renewable annually for up to four years, for students who remain in good academic and community standing
    • Families still have the opportunity to apply for need-based financial aid
    • Families living in sending/tuitioning towns can potentially further reduce the cost of investing in a Vermont Academy education by the amount of their town’s contribution.
  • Financial Aid Calendar Important Dates

    Timeline for Returning Students 
    • 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

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 9 frequently asked questions.

Vermont Academy is a coed college preparatory boarding and day school in southern Vermont, serving grades 9-12 plus a postgraduate year.