Can I Afford to Send My Child to Olney Friends School?

Olney Friends School is committed to making our unique educational experience affordable for all accepted students. We believe that finances should never prevent a family from considering Olney as a high school option for their child. If you and your child believe that Olney might be the right school for you, we encourage you to request more information or begin your application today!

The need-based Tuition Assistance Program at Olney Friends School is guided by our belief that parents have an obligation to pay the educational expenses of their children to the extent that they are able. The purpose of the Tuition Assistance Program is to fill the gap between the actual cost of a year’s tuition and what a family can realistically be expected to pay toward this cost. To find out more about our need-based Tuition Assistance Program, read more below.

To complete the Tuition Assistance Application or to make a payment online, click here to use FACTS

Need-Based Tuition Assistance Program

We recognize that an Olney Friends School education is a major investment and we are determined to make an Olney education affordable for the right-fit students. Therefore, we offer need-based tuition assistance. Parents who believe their children are eligible for admission are encouraged to apply and not assume an Olney education is out of reach. Families who wish to apply for tuition assistance should complete the FACTS application online.

Tuition Assistance applications are processed by a third party financial analysis service, FACTS, which provides payment plans and financial needs assessments on the same platform. FACTS will recommend to Olney what a family should be able to contribute toward the tuition of their child(ren). The amount of tuition assistance will be determined by the FACTS analysis, the number of available spaces, the overall applicant pool, and fund availability.

Does your family need tuition assistance in order to attend Olney Friends School? Please complete our Tuition Assistance Application (FACTS).

Do you have more questions about our need-based Tuition Assistance Program? Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section.

International Students

Olney Friends School offers our Tuition Assistance Program to international students as well. International families who wish to apply for tuition assistance should complete the International Student Financial Aid Profile. Familes should also send verification of at least six months worth of income in the form of bank statements or a bank letter. The International Student Financial Aid Profile and bank verification should be emailed to admissions@olneyfriends.org.

External Scholarships

Scholarships are a form of tuition reduction to students who qualify for inclusion in one or more of the following groups:

National Friends Education Fund (NFEF): The NFEF Scholarship is available to students who have attended or graduated, in good standing, from an Friends Council on Education member institution within the past two academic years. For more information, please click HERE

 

Cost of Attendance

Olney’s 7-Day Boarding option is by far the most common at the school. For students whose home is more than two hours from campus, this option is almost a requirement unless reasonable, reliable transportation is available each weekend.

We encourage all families to consider the 7-Day Boarding option because so much of what makes Olney’s community life so vibrant occurs outside of regular academic hours. Activities, ice breakers, guest speakers, parlor meetings and spiritual life events take place between Friday evening and Monday morning.

All international students should apply for the 7-Day Boarding option.

Tuition for 7-Day Boarding is $35,500 per year.

Mandatory Fees:
International Health Insurance (if applicable): $1000
Technology: $300
Activity: $155
General: $100
Total: $1,555

international

$555

domestic

Additional Fees:

We estimate that an average 7-day boarding student will need a minimum of $700 for the year to cover instructional materials, books, test fees, airport transportation, laundry, school supplies, and personal expenses.

All students must have health insurance to cover accidents and illness. The school will arrange for insurance to cover international students while they attend the school.

To make a payment online, click here to use FACTS.

Olney’s 5-Day Boarding option is popular for both students living in the surrounding counties but also for those who live as far away as Pittsburgh, PA and Columbus, OH.

While we encourage all families to consider the 7-Day Boarding option, we also realize that a teenager leaving home early is a major commitment and, in some cases, it is beneficial for the student to be home on the weekends. In most cases, the student will leave campus after academic hours on Friday and return on Sunday evening.

Tuition for 5-Day Boarding is $29,300 per year.

Additional Fees

Mandatory Fees
Technology: $300
Activity: $155
General: $100
Total: $555

We estimate that an average 5-day boarding student will need a minimum of $500 for the year to cover instructional materials, books, test fees, airport transportation, laundry, school supplies, and personal expenses.

All students must have health insurance to cover accidents and illness.

To make a payment online, click here to use FACTS.

An increasingly popular option in recent years, Day Students are able to experience Olney’s unique academics and attend high school in a safe, supportive environment without having to leave home.

About 15% of Olney’s current student body comes from the surrounding counties with more students and families expressing interest each year. For those who opt to live off-campus, the school day typically ends after the afternoon sports block and resumes with Collection the next morning. Day Students are also welcome to attend non-mandatory evening functions. Likewise, they are expected to attend mandatory evening and weekend events a few times each year.

Tuition for Day Students is $17,750 per year.

Additional Fees

Mandatory Fees
Technology: $300
Activity: $155
General: $100
Total: $555

We estimate that an average day student will need a minimum of $300 for the year to cover instructional materials, books, test fees, airport transportation, laundry, school supplies, and personal expenses.

All students must have health insurance to cover accidents and illness.

To make a payment online, click here to use FACTS.