Tuition and Tuition Assistance

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“All that my son accomplished and all that he was exposed to could never have been possible had he stayed here at home. It was a tremendous sacrifice that few of my friends will never understand, but, when I see him standing beside many of his hometown peers, I quietly marvel at him and realize there is no comparison. The values that were instilled in him at Woodberry have made him a better person— and that is the greatest gift any young person could ever receive.” 

– Woodberry Parent
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"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

Tuition and Tuition Assistance

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 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, 47 percent of our students have received assistance; the range of grants is $2,200 to $62,200.
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. 

By December 15, 2021 please submit through School and Student Services (SSS):
  • a complete Parents' Financial Statement (PFS)
  • a complete copy of your 2019  tax return (Form 1040, including all forms and schedules)
  • Form 4506-T (include both 12/31/2020 and 12/31/2021 on line 9 of the form)

By February 8, 2022, please submit through SSS:

  • W-2 forms where applicable

By April 15, 2022, please submit through SSS:
  • a complete copy of your 2019 tax return (Form 1040, including all forms and schedules) OR a copy of your tax extension 


The tuition for the 2021-2022 school year is $62,200. 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 
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.