Tuition & Financial Aid

 

Working Together to Make Private School Affordable

 

As a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization, Fishburne Military School works tirelessly to help make the cost of a Fishburne education affordable for families.

Tuition

Fishburne Military School (Waynesboro, VA) www.fishburne.orgIn order to fit your family's needs, Fishburne Military School provides the following enrollment options: 

  • Boarding - $34,000
  • 5-Day - $30,000
  • Day - $15,700
  • International - $38,000
  • Summer Boarding - $3,890
  • Summer Day - $2,330

Fishburne Military School offers a variety of Tuition Reductions, Financial Aid, Scholarships and K-12 student loan options to help make a private school education more affordable for your son. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we are dedicated to doing all we can to provide a Fishburne Education for as many young men as possible.

Contact FMS Admissions for more details or to schedule a visit of our historic campus. 

Financial Aid

At Fishburne Military School, we understand that a private school education may seem out of reach for many families. However, as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, it is our goal to provide the opportunity of a Fishburne Education to as many young men as possible. For that reason, FMS offers need-based financial aid for qualified cadets. 

Once your son's Application for Admission has been submitted, please take a moment to complete our Financial Aid Application. Financial Aid Applications will NOT be accepted unless accompanied by or preceded by a completed Application for Admission.

Tuition Reductions

Fishburne Military School offers need-based financial aid packages as well as tuition reductions for qualified Cadets. Eligible cadets can receive one of the following tuition reductions:

  • $5000 for sons, brothers, or grandsons of a confirmed Fishburne Military School alumnus or other military school that is or has been a member of the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States (AMCSUS)
  • $5000 per year for sons of active duty military service personnel, including all of the armed services, the National Guard, and all Armed Forces Reserve Units; sons of veterans who have retired from any of the Armed Forces, National Guard, or Armed Forces Reserve Units after twenty years (or more) of active military service
  • $2500 per year per son enrolled for families with two or more sons in attendance during the same year
  • $1000 for the first year of attendance for students with a minimum of one year participation in a JROTC program, prior to enrollment at Fishburne

*These discounts are/may be prorated based upon other discounts or scholarships and the period of enrollment. Day students are offered reductions amounting to one-half of the amounts afforded to boarding students.

*For additional information regarding Financial Aid, please contact FMS Admissions (admissions@fishburne.org; 800-946-7773).

Benefits for Sons of Veterans

Fishburne Military School has been approved by the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, State Approving Agency to provide education and training to eligible students under Chapter 35 of Title 38, U.S. Code (Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program pamphlet). Please contact the Business Office for details at (540) 946-7700 ext 102.

Band Scholarships

Several scholarships of amounts up to $2,000.00 (based upon level of talent) are offered to students who are able to contribute musically to the Fishburne Military School marching band. For new students, an interview on the FMS campus is required. The student should bring his instrument and be prepared to play for the FMs bandmaster or his designated agent. The decision of the Bandmaster will be final. The recipient of a Band Scholarship must participate in band for the entire year. The scholarship is applied to the last payment due the school, based on the payment plan selected.

Leadership for Life Scholarship

Fishburne is constantly in search of young men with leadership potential. If you or your son has what it takes to be a leader in our Corps of Cadets but a premier military program's tuition seems beyond your your family's ability, WE WANT TO SPEAK TO YOU.

The Leadership for Life Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to students who wish to pursue their educational goals in a military school atmosphere and have demonstrated superior academic excellence along with an aptitude for community service. Click for MORE INFORMATION

Payment Plans

*New students pay an additional $2,000 for uniforms. The uniform fee is due prior to matriculation and is included in the dollar amounts listed below. returning students will pay only for replacement items.

*some advanced academic courses will require additional tools and texts. Parents will be notified in advance if their son is enrolled in such a class.

Fishburne Military School accepts multiple forms of cash payments for tuition and associated fees. This includes personal checks, cashier’s checks, money order or wire transfer. For the convenience of our parents, Fishburne also accepts most major credit cards. A 2% convenience fee will be added to all tuition payments made by credit card. Fishburne does not accept stocks, bonds, real estate transfers, barter, trade or any other form of non-cash payment or payment-in-kind for tuition and fees. Parents who have questions about paying tuition and fees should contact the finanace office at (540) 946-7700 ext 102.

Single Payment Plan and discount

Under this plan, the patron pays the entire annual fee prior to matriculation, in return for which a discount of $1,000 is received ($500 for day students and not applicable for international students). These discounts may be prorated based upon other scholarships or discounts.

Single payment schedule:

Boarding Students
Annual Fee………………………………………..*$34,000
Student Service Account ………………………..$1,500
Uniforms ……………………………….$2,000 (1st year)
Single pay discount ……………………………….$1,000
Due prior to matriculation ……………………*36,500

5-Day Boarding Students
Annual Fee………………………………………..*$30,000
Student Service Account ………………………..$1,500
Uniforms ……………………………….$2,000 (1st year)
Single pay discount ……………………………..($1,000)
Due prior to matriculation …………………….*32,500

Day Students
Annual Fee…………………………………………*$15,700
Student Service Account …………………………..$500
Uniforms ……………………………$2,000.00 (1st year)
Single pay discount …………………………………($500)
Due prior to matriculation ……………………*$17,700

*Parents are required to provide adequate proof of health/hospitalization insurance or purchase insurance from the school.

Semester Payment Plan

Under the two-payment plan, the first payment is due prior to registration and the second is paid on or before 11 January.

Semester payment schedule:

Boarding Students
Annual Fee……………………………..*$34,000
Student Service Account ……………..$1.500
Uniforms …………………….$2,000 (1st year)
Semester pay discount ………………..($500)
Due prior to registration …………..*$18,500
Due by 11 January 2018 ……………..$18,500

5-Day Boarding Students
Annual Fee……………………………..*$30,000
Student Service Account ………………$1,500
Uniforms ……………………..$2,000 (1st year)
Semester pay discount …………………($500)
Due prior to registration …………..*$16,500
Due by 11 January 2018 ……………..$16,500

Day Students
Annual Fee………………………………*$15,700
Student Service Account ………………..$500
Uniforms ……………………..$2,000 (1st year)
Semester pay discount………………….($250)
Due prior to matriculation ………….*$8975
Due by 11 January 2018 ……………….$8975

*Parents are required to provide adequate proof of health/hospitalization insurance or purchase insurance from the school.

Monthly Payment Plan

Under the monthly payment plan, the annual fee is paid with an initial payment and eight monthly installments. There is no finance charge for this payment plan; however, a $600 annual fee, which is due in advance, is added to offset administrative costs. In the event that the account becomes 30 days past due, the student will be subject to suspension from the school until such time as the account is current.

Monthly payment schedule:

Boarding Students
Annual Fee…………………………………….. *$34,000
Administrative fee……………………………..$600.00
Student Service Account ………………….$1,500.00
Uniforms ………………………………$2,000 (1st year)
Due upon or prior to registration…………………….. *$5,160
Nine payments of $3,660 Sept. to May = $32,940

5-Day Boarding Students
Annual Fee……………………………………….*$30,000
Administrative fee ……………………………..$600.00
Student Service Account …………………..$1,500.00
Uniforms ……………………………….$2,000 (1st year)
Due upon or prior to registration ……………………..*$4,760
Nine payments of $3,260 Sept. to May = $29,340

Day Students
Annual Fee………………………………………*$15,700
Administrative Fee ………………………………..$600
Student Service Account ………………………..$500
Uniforms …………………………………………..$2,000
Due upon or prior to registration ………………………$2,330
Nine payments of $1,830 Sept. to May = $16,470

*Parents are required to provide adequate proof of health/hospitalization insurance or purchase insurance from the school.

International Students

Students whose parents reside outside the United States or its territories must use the single Payment Plan. International students must pay a $2,000 I-20 Deposit.There is no single payment discount for foreign cadets. Deposit is due prior to school issuing I-20.

International students payment schedule:

Annual Fee……………………..*$38,000
less I-20 Deposit……………….. $2,000
Student Service Account………$2,000
Uniforms $2,000 (1st year)….$2,000
Due prior to matriculation *$42,000

*Parents are required to provide adequate proof of health/hospitalization insurance or purchase insurance from the school.

 

K-12 Education Loans

Many Fishburne Military School parents discover that, with the help of K-12 Education Loans, a private school education really can be within reach. The following companies have worked with FMS Families in the past to help them provide a quality education for their sons. If you are interested in exploring K-12 Education Loans, you can find more information by following the links below.

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions regarding Fishburne Military School or K-12 Education Loans, please feel free to contact Fishburne Admissions for assistance.

We know that every family’s situation is different and we are eager to help you find solutions that work for your family. Please contact our Admissions Team with any additional questions or to schedule your family’s personal tour of Fishburne Military School.

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