An Out-of-Door education is an investment in your child’s academic, artistic, athletic, and personal growth. The cost of tuition ensures success as 100% of our graduates are accepted into four-year institutions.
We are committed to making an Out-of-Door education as financially accessible as possible. The School annually distributes approximately $2 million dollars in need-based financial assistance awards and tuition remission to help bridge the gap between the cost of an Out-of-Door education and what a family can afford to pay. Over 21% of our students are recipients of these need-based funds.
Many of our financial assistance awards cover 50% or less of tuition.
Financial assistance awards are granted on a yearly basis and renewals are based upon continued demonstrated need through an annual application process.
Financial assistance decisions are made independent from admissions decisions, and in no way impact a candidate’s admission.
We do not offer athletic, academic or art/music scholarships.
We do not participate in McKay or Step Up scholarship programs.
In order to be considered for Financial Assistance, a family must complete an Admissions Application and the student must be accepted to The Out-of-Door Academy. To begin the Financial Assistance application process outlined below, please contact Director of Financial Assistance Ms. Monica Baldwin.
The Financial Assistance process involves submitting specific financial forms, including:
March 1, 2021: Tax return, SFAF and all additional documents must be received in the Financial Assistance Office. (There are no allowable tax extensions.)
If a student is accepted for admissions and has applied for financial assistance, he/she will need to do the following:
Complete the Enrollment Agreement and submit the $100 deposit.
Once the Admissions Office receives your $100 enrollment deposit, the Financial Assistance Office will be notified. This will initiate the financial assistance review process (if all financial assistance documentation is completed).
April 1, 2021: Notification of Financial Assistance Awards will be sent to families.
April 16, 2021: Accept the financial assistance award by this date. If the award is insufficient to meet your family’s financial need, the enrollment agreement can be rescinded and the $100 deposit will be returned.