Highest Percentage of Students on Financial Aid

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Among "All Schools", view the boarding schools with the highest percentage of students on financial aid (2021).
Keep in mind that challenging and creative education programs at boarding schools require a substantial amount of resources.
Generally, the full cost of educating a student at any boarding school exceeds the cost of tuition by several thousand dollars - schools rely on other revenue sources (e.g., endowments, annual giving, etc.) in addition to tuition revenue to cover their costs.
In that sense, all students at boarding schools receive financial aid.
When schools offer "financial aid" (in the traditional sense of the phrase) to reduce tuition, those reductions are in addition to the already subsidized cost of full tuition.
Keep this in mind when assessing the full value that boarding schools provide for your investment.

Highest Percentage of Students on Financial Aid (2021)

Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
  • Boarding School % Students on Aid Grades Location
  • 1.-22.Rank: #1-22
    Academy of the Holy Family
    Academy of the Holy Family Photo - School year 2020-2021
    All-Girls  (Catholic)
    >70%
    Grades: 9-12
    54 W. Main Street Box 691
    BalticCT 06330
    (860) 822-6279
  • 1.-22.Rank: #1-22
    Fork Union Military Academy
    Fork Union Military Academy Photo - The cadets in parade formation. The first full dress parade of the year begins usually at the end of April and is on Sunday.
    All-Boys  (Baptist)
    >70%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    P.O. 278, 4744 James Madison Hwy
    Fork UnionVA 23055
    (800) 462-3862
  • 1.-22.Rank: #1-22
    >70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    4000 M 137 Hwy
    InterlochenMI 49643
    (231) 276-7472
  • 1.-22.Rank: #1-22
    The Kiski School
    The Kiski School Photo - Kiski's outdoor classroom and project-based learning culture gives boys the opportunity to get out of traditional four-walled classrooms and experience the beautiful scenery that Western Pennsylvania autumn offers! With our dedicated STEAM and Makerspace areas, young men get to roll up their sleeves and enjoy hands-on learning!
    All-Boys 
    >70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1888 Brett Lane
    SaltsburgPA 15681
    (724) 639-8035
  • 1.-22.Rank: #1-22
    >70%

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    804 Dr Robert K Wallace Drive
    FairfieldIA 52556
    (641) 472-9400
  • 1.-22.Rank: #1-22
    >70%

    Grades: 5-12, PG
    614 South Main Street
    WoodstockVA 22664
    (540) 459-2167
  • 1.-22.Rank: #1-22
    Miss Hall's School
    Miss Hall's School Photo - A talented, supportive community of learners awaits you at MHS. Our faculty are dedicated mentors who are passionate about their subjects and creative in their teaching, unafraid to ditch the textbook in favor of collaborative, project-based learning.
    All-Girls 
    >70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    492 Holmes Road
    PittsfieldMA 01201
    (413) 499-1300
  • 1.-22.Rank: #1-22
    >70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    101 West College Blvd
    RoswellNM 88201
    (800) 421-5376
  • 1.-22.Rank: #1-22
    >70%

    Grades: 9-12
    1500 Port Arthur Road
    LadysmithWI 54848
    (715) 532-0201
  • 1.-22.Rank: #1-22
    >70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    W10085 Pike Plains Road
    DunbarWI 54119
    (715) 324-6900
  • 1.-22.Rank: #1-22
    Olney Friends School
    Olney Friends School Photo - Each Wednesday, students take part in a dedicated three-hour art block with advanced art electives offered throughout the week. Recently, Olney has offered Murals, Digital Video, Impressionistic Art, Scaling and Scenery, Theater, Guitar, Native Art, Woodworking and Box Making courses.
    (Society of Friends)
    >70%

    Grades: 9-12
    61830 Sandy Ridge Road
    BarnesvilleOH 43713
    (740) 425-3655
  • 1.-22.Rank: #1-22
    >70%

    Grades: 7-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    339 Nacoochee Drive
    Rabun GapGA 30568
    (706) 746-7720
  • 1.-22.Rank: #1-22
    >70%

    Grades: 5-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    PO Box 3050, 198 Main St.
    Chester/Lake AlmanorCA 96020
    (530) 596-3343
  • 1.-22.Rank: #1-22
    >70%

    Grades: 7-12
    1600 St. Bernard Drive, S.E.
    CullmanAL 35055
    (256) 255-5890
  • 1.-22.Rank: #1-22
    St. Margaret's School
    St. Margaret's School Photo - WE BELIEVE YOU BELONG HERE. * 10 acre historic waterfront campus * 42 acre athletic complex * Within 2 hours of Washington, DC, Richmond, Charlottesville, Williamsburg, and Virginia Beach
    All-Girls  (Episcopal)
    >70%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    PO Box 158, 444 Water Lane
    TappahannockVA 22560
    (804) 443-3357
  • 1.-22.Rank: #1-22
    >70%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    1 Ames Hill Drive
    SpringfieldMA 01105
    (413) 237-4427
  • 1.-22.Rank: #1-22
    >70%

    Grades: 6-9
    253 Bushy Hill Road
    IvorytonCT 06442
    (860) 767-0848
  • 1.-22.Rank: #1-22
    >70%

    Grades: 7-12 | 5-12 (day)
    201 Campus Drive, PO Box 10
    Tallulah FallsGA 30573
    (706) 754-0400
  • 1.-22.Rank: #1-22
    >70%

    Grades: 10-12
    1460 Broadway Street #7032
    New YorkNY 10036
    (646) 504-6924
  • 1.-22.Rank: #1-22
    >70%

    Grades: 7-12
    1001 Eagle Road
    WaynePA 19087
    (610) 989-1200
  • 1.-22.Rank: #1-22
    >70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1079 Firetower Road
    ColoraMD 21917
    (410) 658-9279
  • 1.-22.Rank: #1-22
    >70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    330 N. Glenview Avenue
    Milwaukee WI 53213
    (414) 453-4567
  • 23.-28.Rank: #23-28
    60%-70%
    Grades: 6-12, PG
    339 Paris Road PO Box 309
    HebronME 04238
    (207) 966-5225
  • 23.-28.Rank: #23-28
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    52500 Temecula Road
    IdyllwildCA 92549
    (951) 468-7223
  • 23.-28.Rank: #23-28
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    26 Chase Road
    ThompsonCT 06277
    (860) 923-9245
  • 23.-28.Rank: #23-28
    60%-70%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    204 Grand Street
    MexicoMO 65265
    (573) 581-1776
  • 23.-28.Rank: #23-28
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12
    1951 Delta Avenue
    West BranchIA 52358
    (319) 519-1856
  • 23.-28.Rank: #23-28
    60%-70%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    574 Bernardston Road
    GreenfieldMA 01301
    (413) 774-2711
  • 29.-58.Rank: #29-58
    50%-60%
    Grades: 9-12
    827 N. Tacoma Avenue
    TacomaWA 98403
    (253) 284-8601
  • 29.-58.Rank: #29-58
    50%-60%

    Grades: 5-12, PG | K-12, PG (day)
    54-230 Kamehameha Hwy
    HauulaHI 96717
    (808) 670-1909
  • 29.-58.Rank: #29-58
    Buffalo Seminary
    Buffalo Seminary Photo - Our oldest tradition may be forward thinking but we are anchored in many other traditions too. Roses and white dresses for commencement. Our Social & Academic Honor Code. Morning Meeting to start the day. ..
    All-Girls 
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    205 Bidwell Parkway
    BuffaloNY 14222
    (716) 885-6780
  • 29.-58.Rank: #29-58
    Canterbury School
    Canterbury School Photo - At Canterbury, you will develop the skills most essential to meeting future challenges and succeeding in college. These start with critical thinking, excellence in writing, and a solid foundation in digital literacy.
    (Catholic)
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    101 Aspetuck Avenue
    New MilfordCT 06776
    (860) 210-3832
  • 29.-58.Rank: #29-58
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    2001 Washington Street
    BraintreeMA 02184
    (857) 400-9700
  • 29.-58.Rank: #29-58
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    10 Main Street
    CheshireCT 06410
    (203) 439-7250
  • 29.-58.Rank: #29-58
    Christchurch School
    Christchurch School Photo - "Set your course at the river. " Established in the Episcopal tradition, Christchurch is inclusive, welcoming students and families of all faiths and backgrounds.
    (Episcopal)
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    49 Seahorse Lane
    ChristchurchVA 23031
    (804) 758-2306
  • 29.-58.Rank: #29-58
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    P.O. Box 98, 2555 W. Highway 154
    Los OlivosCA 93441
    (800) 287-9197
  • 29.-58.Rank: #29-58
    50%-60%

    Grades: 7-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    230 Bushy Hill Road
    SimsburyCT 06070
    (860) 408-4200
  • 29.-58.Rank: #29-58
    George School
    George School Photo - Main Hall
    (Society of Friends)
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    1690 Newtown Langhorne Road
    NewtownPA 18940
    (215) 579-6547
  • 29.-58.Rank: #29-58
    50%-60%

    Grades: 7-12 | 5-12 (day)
    60 Knox Lane
    WheelingWV 26003
    (304) 233-1436
  • 29.-58.Rank: #29-58
    50%-60%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    66 School Street
    GranbyMA 01033
    (413) 255-0000
  • 29.-58.Rank: #29-58
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    1000 Green St.
    AtchisonKS 66002
    (913) 367-5482
  • 29.-58.Rank: #29-58
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    100 Academy Drive
    MercersburgPA 17236
    (717) 328-6173
  • 29.-58.Rank: #29-58
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    PO Box 8 / 5100 Figueroa Mountain Road
    Los OlivosCA 93441
    (805) 688-5114
  • 29.-58.Rank: #29-58
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    280 Locke Drive
    MarlboroughMA 01752
    (508) 658-0170
  • 29.-58.Rank: #29-58
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    92 Northwood Road
    Lake PlacidNY 12946
    (518) 523-3382
  • 29.-58.Rank: #29-58
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    3535 Commerce Rd.
    Orchard LakeMI 48324
    (248) 683-0517
  • 29.-58.Rank: #29-58
    50%-60%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    1000 Orme School Road, H.C. 63, Box 3040
    MayerAZ 86333
    (928) 632-7601
  • 29.-58.Rank: #29-58
    50%-60%

    Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day)
    290 Quintard Rd.
    SewaneeTN 37375
    (931) 598-5651
  • 29.-58.Rank: #29-58
    Saint James School
    Saint James School Photo - Saint James' picturesque 689-acre campus is conveniently located only 70 miles from the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area.
    (Episcopal)
    50%-60%

    Grades: 8-12
    17641 College Road
    HagerstownMD 21740
    (301) 733-9330
  • 29.-58.Rank: #29-58
    Saint Stanislaus High School
    Saint Stanislaus High School Photo - Mr. Anderson's chemistry class gets to perform cool experiments!
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    50%-60%

    Grades: 7-12
    304 S. Beach Blvd.
    Bay St. LouisMS 39520
    (228) 467-9057
  • 29.-58.Rank: #29-58
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    5201 SPIRE Circle
    GenevaOH 44041
    (440) 466-1002
  • 29.-58.Rank: #29-58
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    3152 Forest Lake Road
    Pebble BeachCA 93953
    (831) 625-8300
  • 29.-58.Rank: #29-58
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    30 School Street
    TiltonNH 03276
    (603) 286-1733
  • 29.-58.Rank: #29-58
    Trinity-Pawling School
    Trinity-Pawling School Photo - Find your home away from home on our stunning 230-acre campus. We're a buzzing community, with 8 dorms, state-of-the-art athletic facilities, a chapel, and an Arts Center with a theater and painting studios. Zip into New York City by train for cultural activities, or enjoy the great outdoors just minutes from campus.
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    50%-60%

    Grades: 8-12, PG | 7-12, PG (day)
    700 Route 22
    PawlingNY 12564
    (845) 855-4825
  • 29.-58.Rank: #29-58
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    101 North University
    Beaver DamWI 53916
    (800) 860-7725
  • 29.-58.Rank: #29-58
    50%-60%

    Grades: 7-12 | 6-12 (day)
    319 Webb Road East
    Bell BuckleTN 37020
    (931) 389-6003
  • 29.-58.Rank: #29-58
    Westtown School
    Westtown School Photo - Main building
    (Society of Friends)
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    975 Westtown Rd
    West ChesterPA 19382
    (610) 399-7900
  • 29.-58.Rank: #29-58
    Wyoming Seminary Upper School
    Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo - Wyoming Seminary's athletic success stretches across all three seasons of competition. The Blue Knights field hockey team won their seventh state championship in 2018, while the wrestling team is ranked No. 2 in the country. Sem offers 22 varsity sports, including rowing and girls wrestling.
    (United Methodist)
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    201 North Sprague Ave.
    KingstonPA 18704
    (570) 270-2160
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    40%-50%
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    500 Old Farms Road
    AvonCT 06001
    (800) 464-2866
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    171 Baylor School Road
    ChattanoogaTN 37405
    (423) 267-5902
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    40%-50%

    Grades: 3-9 | K-9 (day)
    94 Old Main Street, PO Box 8
    DeerfieldMA 01342
    (413) 774-4209
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    40%-50%

    Grades: 7-12
    80 chemin Moulton Hill
    Sherbrooke, QuebecCanada J1M 1Z8
    (819) 566-0238
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    Blue Ridge School
    Blue Ridge School Photo - Our lake offers students a chance to relax, fish, canoe - in the center of campus.
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    273 Mayo Drive
    St. GeorgeVA 22935
    (434) 985-2811
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    40%-50%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    1701 Brandon Hall Drive
    AtlantaGA 30350
    (770) 394-8177
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    1051 N Houston
    BullardTX 75757
    (903) 894-5000
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    300 Calverton School Rd
    HuntingtownMD 20639
    (410) 535-0216
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    Chatham Hall
    Chatham Hall Photo - Our traditions are a vital force: They bridge the generations, bond students, and help us continually build our community. Best of all, they're a lot of fun (and they help make Chatham Hall the unique place it is).
    All-Girls  (Episcopal)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    800 Chatham Hall Circle
    ChathamVA 24531
    (434) 432-5516
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    Christ School
    Christ School Photo
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12
    500 Christ School Road
    AshevilleNC 28704
    (828) 684-6232
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    6544 Murray Lane
    BrentwoodTN 37027
    (615) 507-3173
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    1014 Cave Spring Road, SW
    RomeGA 30161
    (706) 235-6051
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    110 Darrow Road
    New LebanonNY 12125
    (518) 704-2765
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    40%-50%

    Grades: 5-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    20950 SW Rock Creek Road
    SheridanOR 97378
    (503) 843-3521
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    Emma Willard School
    Emma Willard School Photo
    All-Girls 
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    285 Pawling Avenue
    TroyNY 12180
    (518) 833-1320
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12 | 5-12 (day)
    4800 139th Avenue SE
    BellevueWA 98006
    (425) 641-0700
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    6155 Fountain Valley School Road
    Colorado SpringsCO 80911
    (719) 391-5251
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    99 Green Hill Road
    WashingtonCT 06793
    (860) 868-7334
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    745 Main Street
    FryeburgME 04037
    (207) 935-2013
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    300 Garrison Forest Road
    Owings MillsMD 21117
    (410) 559-3111
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    Grier School
    Grier School Photo
    All-Girls 
    40%-50%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    2522 Grier School Road
    TyronePA 16686
    (814) 684-3000
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    Groton School
    (Episcopal)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12
    282 Farmers Row, Box 991
    GrotonMA 01450
    (978) 448-7510
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | K-12, PG (day)
    65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road
    KamuelaHI 96743
    (808) 881-4321
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    860 Beech Street
    PottstownPA 19464
    (610) 326-1000
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    Hillside School
    Hillside School Photo
    All-Boys 
    40%-50%

    Grades: 4-9
    404 Robin Hill Street
    MarlboroughMA 01752
    (508) 485-3483
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    Holderness School
    Holderness School Photo - In the Holderness classroom, each student is literally in the front row, with an average class size of 12. We offer AP courses spanning multiple disciplines and encourage students to pursue an intellectual passion of their own in their twelfth-grade year as part of the Senior Thesis program.
    (Episcopal)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 1879
    PlymouthNH 03264
    (603) 536-1747
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    616 High Street
    BathME 04530
    (207) 443-7101
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 257, 1614 Main St., Rte. 17
    Kents HillME 04349
    (207) 685-1606
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    64 Main Street
    MeridenNH 03770
    (603) 469-2100
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    40%-50%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    541 Long Beach Road
    Saint JamesNY 11780
    (631) 686-1600
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    McCallie School
    McCallie School Photo - McCallie's academic programs go beyond merely mastering the necessary material. They excel at teaching students to think. McCallie does not teach courses or subjects; McCallie teaches boys.
    All-Boys 
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    500 Dodds Avenue
    ChattanoogaTN 37404
    (800) 234-2163
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    1000 Samuel Miller Loop
    CharlottesvilleVA 22903
    (434) 823-4805
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    Mount Michael Benedictine School
    Mount Michael Benedictine School Photo
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    22520 Mount Michael Road
    ElkhornNE 68022
    (402) 238-1457
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    70 Main Street
    New HamptonNH 03256
    (603) 677-3401
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    22 Spackenkill Road
    PoughkeepsieNY 12603
    (845) 462-4200
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    40%-50%

    Grades: 3-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    723 El Paseo Road
    OjaiCA 93023
    (805) 646-1423
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    Oldfields School
    Oldfields School Photo - Oldfields School`s Mission is to embrace each student`s authentic self, educate through collaboration, empower the individual voice, and inspire confidence and continual growth, leading to a life of purpose.
    All-Girls 
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12
    1500 Glencoe Road
    Sparks GlencoeMD 21152
    (443) 662-1050
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    201 South Main Street
    HightstownNJ 08520
    (609) 944-7501
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    40%-50%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    200 Seminary Street
    PennsburgPA 18073
    (215) 679-9511
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    The Phelps School
    The Phelps School Photo - We are LIVE and IN PERSON! Proper COVID protocols being followed allowing us to continue our objective of transformation and maximization.
    All-Boys 
    40%-50%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    583 Sugartown Road
    MalvernPA 19355
    (610) 644-1754
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    180 Main Street
    AndoverMA 01810
    (978) 749-4050
  • 59.-125.Rank: #59-125
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    20 Main Street
    ExeterNH 03833
    (603) 777-3437
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