Tuition and Tuition Assistance

"I like the boarding focus here, the all-boarding. The faculty and staff are all in here, and it’s a full experience. It’s not only during class, it’s not just during their extracurricular activities, it’s not only during sports, it’s all the time. And I think the students here just get another aspect of life, of education, of just learning about other people that when you go to a day school you just don’t get." 

– Woodberry parent, Tim Krongard

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How to Apply for Tuition Assistance

How Aid is Calculated

Philosophy of Tuition Assistance

Who Should Apply for Tuition Assistance?

Tuition and Tuition Assistance Explained

Tuition Assistance

All tuition assistance, which is Woodberry's term for financial aid, is based on a family's need. We consider a wide range of factors, including family income and how many siblings a boy has. Woodberry is committed to making sure its private boarding school opportunities are available to all deserving boys, and that's why the school meets 100 percent of a family's financial need when it admits a boy who requires tuition assistance.

Because the actual cost of educating each student exceeds that of our tuition and fees, every Woodberry student, in effect, receives aid — the difference between the tuition and fees and the actual cost of a Woodberry education.

Our substantial tuition assistance budget comes entirely from many generous alumni, parents, and friends. In recent years, 44 percent of our students have received assistance; the range of grants is $2,200 to $63,450.
We award 7 million dollars in tuition assistance annually to many middle-income families, families with relatively high incomes but more than one child in school, and those whose financial circumstances qualify them for a grant that equals the full cost of tuition and fees. Even if you're unsure if you qualify for assistance, we encourage you to apply.

Applying for tuition assistance has absolutely no effect on a student’s application for admission. Admission decisions are based on a student’s qualifications and the likelihood that he will contribute to the school's life. A family’s application for tuition assistance is considered separately from the application for admission.

Woodberry's tuition assistance program is open to students of any race, creed, and national or ethnic origin. 

Please submit through School and Student Services (SSS) according to your application type:


Please Note

If you're discovering Woodberry after January 15, there is still time to apply and receive tuition assistance. Please contact us at, so we can hear more about you, and let you know how best to proceed in order to receive tuition assistance for the 2023-2024 school year. 


The tuition for the 2022-2023 school year is $63,450. This price includes room, board, and all school activities. There are no activity fees.

Please direct all tuition assistance questions to:

The Tuition Assistance Team 

Karla Vargas-Kennedy
Assistant Headmaster for Enrollment Management

Chase Spong
Director of Admission and Tuition Assistance 

Nick Switzer
Assistant Director of Admission and Tuition Assistance
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Tuition Assistance FAQs

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

Woodberry Forest admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, disability, religious belief, and national or ethnic origin to all of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, disability, religious belief, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs. The school is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.