Financing an independent school education is a major investment in a boy's future. The cost of educating a student at Woodberry Forest School — with our small classes, superior faculty, personalized attention, and comprehensive programs — is substantial. We are committed to making Woodberry affordable for the family of each student we admit.
Because the actual cost of educating each student exceeds the cost 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 financial aid budget comes entirely from many generous alumni, parents, and friends. In recent years, 40% of our students have received financial aid; the average grant is over $32,900. We award financial aid 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 not sure you would qualify for financial aid, we encourage you to apply.
Applying for financial aid 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 life of the school. An applicant is first accepted for enrollment and then the family’s application for financial aid is considered.
Woodberry's financial aid program is open to students of any race, creed, and national or ethnic origin. Parents' Financial Statements are due at Woodberry by January 31, and complete financial aid applications are due by February 25. Please let us know if you have any questions.