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Tuition and Fees

For decades, 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.

Here at the Academy, we want to help you make that investment most prudently through our variety of grants, scholarships, payment plans, and financial assistance programs. Contact our Office of Academy Admissions via email at academy_admissions@vfmac.edu or phone 610-989-1200 to explore the options available.

In the meantime, you can view our current rates for tuition and other school fees below.

2018-2019 Academy – Middle School Boarding

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Full-Year Mid-Year
Tuition $27,475.00 $17,950.00
Room $9,250.00 $4,625.00
Dining $7,350.00 $3,675.00
Uniforms Included Included
Total $44,075.00 $26,250.00

2018-2019 Academy – High School Boarding

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Full-Year Mid-Year
Tuition $28,975.00 $18,950.00
Room $9,250.00 $4,625.00
Dining $7,350.00 $3,675.00
Uniforms Included Included
Total $45,575.00 $27,250.00

2018-2019 Academy – Middle School Day

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Full-Year Mid-Year
Tuition $27,475.00 $17,950.00
Dining $2,900.00 $1,450.00
Uniforms Included Included
Total $30,375.00 $19,400.00

2018-2019 Academy – High School Day

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Full-Year Mid-Year
Tuition $28,975.00 $18,950.00
Dining $2,900.00 $1,450.00
Uniforms Included Included
Total $31,875.00 $20,400.00

2018-2019 Academy – Middle School International

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Full-Year Mid-Year
Tuition $27,475.00 $17,950.00
Room $9,250.00 $4,625.00
Dining $7,350.00 $3,675.00
International Processing $2,000.00 $1,500.00
Uniforms Included Included
Health Insurance $2,147.00 $1,071.00
Total $48,222.00 $28,821.00

2018-2019 Academy – High School International

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Full-Year Mid-Year
Tuition $28,975.00 $18,950.00
Room $9,250.00 $4,625.00
Dining $7,350.00 $3,675.00
International Processing $2,000.00 $1,500.00
Uniforms Included Included
Health Insurance $2,147.00 $1,071.00
Total $49,722.00 $29,821.00
ESL/ELL Curriculum (If Needed) $4,400.00 $2,200.00

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, aviation, and driver’s education, or membership in the cavalry troop (D Troop) or artillery battery (E Battery). A fee is charged for Health Center care that lasts more than 24 hours and requires a medical management plan.

2018-2019 Billing & Payment Contract (PDF) Please print, sign, and return.

Valley Forge Military Academy online payments are administered by Higher Education Services, Inc. (HES)

Online transactions with HES are completely secure and encrypted. You can apply online for the Higher Education Services, Inc. secure transactions through the HES website.

If you have questions regarding the plan, feel free to contact HES on their toll-free number, 1-800-422-0010.

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Financial Aid at VFMA

Ensuring your child has the best education possible is a significant investment, but one that is well worth it. We have seen many families successfully combine their current assets and resources with loan options, merit scholarships, or need-based aid.

We are also proud of our financial assistance opportunities that we provide to those families with demonstrated need. Last year, we awarded more than $4 million in merit and need-based aid.

The following steps will help you determine your best tuition payment options. We suggest you begin this process as soon as you apply for your child’s admission into the Academy.

Identifying Tuition Options:

  1. Deciding How Much Tuition You Can Afford to Pay
    If you can pay tuition in full without financing, simply reference the Tuition and Fees portion of our website. If you need help meeting the full cost of tuition, the next step is to obtain pre-approval for a student loan.
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  2. Applying for Student Loan Pre-approval
    VFMA works with several education lenders that offer a range of options for loan terms, interest rates, and payment plans. To compare your options, visit the following websites by clicking on the below icons, then apply for pre-approval from the lender of your choice.
  3. Applying for Need-Based Tuition Assistance
    If your pre-approved loan amount does not cover the full cost of tuition, you may be eligible for need-based assistance. We utilize School and Student Services (SSS) by NAIS to determine financial need. To apply for a need-based tuition assistance, complete a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). School & Student Services by NAIS will send your application results directly to VFMA. 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.

We also recommend that you review the wide range of materials that SSS has put together to help families with the financial aid process. Applications are available online at: http://sss.nais.org/parents/ SSS Code: 900044

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