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Tuition Affordability

Rockbridge Academy seeks to enroll families who are committed to the mission and vision of the school and who desire their children be educated in the classical, Christian tradition.  The Tuition Affordability program makes a Rockbridge Academy education more accessible for more families by identifying a personalized, affordable tuition that represents a sustainable commitment for a family based upon family size and finances.

All families are encouraged to apply if the think they might qualify.  Families who might not normally be eligible for traditional tuition assistance may qualify for a modest discount.  The Tuition Affordability grants are limited by the constraints of a sustainable budget and donations received to support the program.  Families must re-apply each year, and the school recommends submitting applications by January 31, or at the time that an application for admission is submitted.  Grant & Aid applications received after January 31 will be considered on a rolling basis. 

Apply for the Tuition Affordability program by accessing Facts Grant & Aid below.  The Grant & Aid application will request certain financial information including the most recent W-2’s and prior year tax returns.  Your application is then summarized objectively and securely for review by the school.  Your privacy and the protection of your data is our concern throughout this process.

 

Tuition Affordability Program Policies

  1. Apply Annually:  Tuition grants do not renew automatically and must be applied for each year.

  2. Payment of prior-year tuition:  Existing tuition accounts must be current.  Tuition grants will be revoked if the prior year account is not paid in full before the first day of school.

  3. Completeness of Application:  Rockbridge Academy uses the FACTS Grant & Aid system to receive Tuition Affordability applications. The application must be complete, and all requested tax forms submitted, before an application will be considered. Where the application is unclear, additional information may be requested.

  4. Appeals: A grant determination may be appealed. An appeal must be in writing and should present new or different information. Written appeals should be made to the headmaster with factual clarity and dispassion.

  5. Withdrawals: The grant amount accrues to the student account at the same rate as the family pays tuition. If a student withdraws from school during the year, or is expelled, the remaining grant will be revoked.

  6. Mid-year Financial Hardship: Funds are reserved for hardship needs that may arise during the course of the school year. If a family experiences a financial disruption mid-year and funds are still available, the application will be considered.

  7. Change in Financial Circumstances: Parents should expect to pay more toward their children’s tuition if their financial situation improves during the year so that more eligible families may be served by the program. Therefore, parents must notify the school if the family’s financial condition changes during the year. Failure to comply will affect eligibility for further assistance.

  8. Confidentiality:  Strict confidentiality will be maintained throughout the entire application process. This includes information submitted to FACTS as well as any communication made directly to the school. Confidentiality extends to all documents submitted, including tax returns and personal financial data.

  9. Grand Tour Limitation:  Acceptance of a tuition grant for a family for a given school year disqualifies family members from accompanying the Grand Tour at the end of that school year.  Parents of rising juniors should be mindful of this restriction before applying for or accepting an Affordable Tuition award.  The student’s participation is not impacted by this restriction.

  10. Non-discrimination:  All grants are made without regard to race, color, national, or ethnic origin.

  11. Divorce or Separation:  In the case of divorce or separation, both parents must complete a FACTS Grant & Aid application.

Rockbridge Academy utilizes the services of FACTS GRANT & AID to collect and evaluate Tuition Affordability application information.

Click the FACTS logo to create an account to begin your GRANT & AID application.