Valley Forge Military Academy and College

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Academy Tuition, Fees, &
Scholarship Information

Improving Knowledge. Improving the Future.

The Best Investment a Parent Can Make

When you invest in your son’s education, you are investing in his future success.

For nearly a century, the parents of our students and alumni have seen the life-changing impact of a Valley Forge Military Academy education on their children. Lives have been shaped, futures changed for the better—all because their parents believed in the value of financially investing in their child’s future.

Read on for our current tuition rates and other school fees, as well as for information on tuition payment options .

Questions? Please call the Office of Academy Admissions at 610-989-1200.


2022-2023 Middle & High School Tuition:

Full-YearMid-Year
Domestic Tuition$39,304$24,814
Day Tuition$23,779$17,569

These costs encompass tuition and fees, room and dining, uniforms, required personal supplies, laundry and dry-cleaning, haircuts, shoe repair, and health care.

Additional Expenses:

Other expenses include textbooks, personal allowance, and paid activities, such as SCUBA training, Judo, driver’s education, or membership in artillery battery (E Battery). A fee is charged for Health Center care that lasts more than 24 hours and requires a medical management plan.

Documents

2021-2022 VFMA Billing & Payment Contract Please download, print, sign, and return.

TAD’s Billing Infosheet

Early Pay Discount- UPDATED

Families who make full payment of their 2021-2022 balance by June 15, 2021 may be eligible to receive a 5% Early Pay Discount. IMPORTANT: Please contact the Business Office directly at 610-989-1230 to determine your eligibility and the level of your early pay discount.

Payment Plans

Full Year Payment Plan Options:

  • Option 1 – Pay the full tuition amount in June. Receive a 5% DISCOUNT!
  • Option 2 – Pay the first half in June and pay the balance in November.
  • Option 3 – Pay in 10 month increments from June to March.

Mid-Year Payment Plan Options:

  • Option 1 – Pay the full tuition amount in December or January. 
  • Option 2 – Pay in 4 month increments from January to April.

Affording Valley Forge Military Academy

A Valley Forge Military Academy education is an investment in your son’s future, and we want to help you make that investment most prudently through our variety of grants, scholarships, payment plans, and financial assistance programs.

Financial Aid at VFMA

We have seen many families successfully combine their current assets and resources with loan options, merit scholarships, and/or need-based aid. We suggest you start exploring your options as soon as you apply for your child’s admission into the Academy.

Identifying Tuition Options:

  • Applying for Need-Based Tuition Assistance
    Valley Forge Military Academy need-based financial aid may also be awarded to eligible cadets in grades 7 to 12 who display financial need. Financial need is determined through the filing of the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) through the School & Student Services (SSS) by NAIS. SSS will send your application results directly to Valley Forge Military Academy with verification of your most recent W2. Once we have received this information and the student has been accepted for enrollment, we will notify you about available aid. The offer will be based on your demonstrated need, the school’s financial aid policies, and the available budget.  Your award package may contain a combination of Valley Forge aid and other scholarships that match the uniqueness of your son’s abilities and contributions to Valley Forge.  The nature of these scholarships may change during your son’s tenure at Valley Forge, as he matures and gets involved in different activities, but the total value of the award will not.Applications are available online here
    SSS Code: 900044
    The fee for financial aid applications varies each year.

We also recommend that you review the wide range of resources that SSS has put together to help families with the financial aid process.

Valley Forge Military Academy Scholarships & Awards

Cory Stein Memorial Scholarship – This grant and scholarship supports the efforts of academically able students who are good citizens and who seek leadership roles in their communities and the world. Please see the Stein Scholarship page for more information and to apply.

Ethel Mae Hocker Foundation Scholarship – This scholarship provides an education opportunity to a deserving student who meet academic criteria and have demonstrated good citizenship and leadership.

Merit Academic Scholarship  This award is offered to applicants who have consistently demonstrated academic excellence in their current school. All applicants are automatically reviewed for eligibility for this scholarship. Eligibility is based on academic records such as transcripts, standardized testing results, and additional official academic documentation.

Sons of Veteran Scholarship  This award is offered automatically to applicants who have a sibling, parent or grandparent who is a veteran of any branch of the United States Armed Forces.

Service Day Scholarship – This award is offered to applicants who have a mother or father who is currently a first responder. In order to receive this award, there needs to proof of parent/guardian working as a first responder.

Legacy Alumni Scholarship  This award is offered to applicants who have a sibling, cousin, parent, grandparent, uncle, or aunt who are Alumni of Valley Forge Military Academy and College.

Regimental Band Scholarship  This award is offered to applicants who have experience within a musical program or who have an interest in being part of the Regimental Band. Potential recipients must audition in order to be eligible for the award.

Endowed and Annual Scholarships  Valley Forge Military Academy has many donors who have established endowed scholarship funds to support both new and returning cadets. Each award has specific eligibility requirements and criteria to be selected. Endowed Scholarship recipients are chosen by a panel. Please note:

  • All new and returning cadets are automatically reviewed for eligibility.
  • Not all applicants will receive an endowed award.
  • Awards are applied to the following fall semester and may take the place of need-based grants.

Boy Scouts of America Award – This award is offered to applicants who have a history of being part of the Boy Scouts of America. These young men exhibit qualities that Valley Forge Military Academy wants to enroll, and therefore are included in our scholarship pool. The student must have a certificate or letter from his scout master stating he is currently in the Boy Scouts of America. It is highly encouraged that the letter or certificate be submitted at the same time the admissions application is submitted.

Private Scholarships – Some organizations offer scholarships for elementary and secondary education based on family background, memberships in clubs and associations, and other variable factors. Check your local library for publications and browse the internet for sources of private scholarships. Scholarship searching services should typically be free of charge, therefore beware of scholarship searches that have fees attached.

Scholarships for Pennsylvania Residents
There are two special scholarship programs sponsored by the State of Pennsylvania. Your admissions counselor will discuss these programs with you during the application process. The funding for each of these programs is limited to the donations made in that year.

Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program (OSTC) – To receive Opportunity Scholarship funding from VFMA, an eligible applicant must be a school age student residing within the attendance boundary of a low-achieving school, who is a resident of Pennsylvania, who is enrolled at Valley Forge Military Academy, and who is a member of a household with an annual household income of not more than $60,000, with the exception of an additional income allowance of $12,000 permitted for the student and for each other dependent (as defined by the IRS) living within the same household.

Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) – To receive EITC funding from VFMA, an eligible applicant must be a school age student who is a resident of Pennsylvania, who is enrolled at Valley Forge Military Academy, and who is a member of a household with an annual household income of not more than $60,000, with the exception of an additional income allowance of $12,000 permitted for the student and for each other dependent (as defined by the IRS) living within the same household.

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