Affording an Olney Friends School Education

Can I Afford to Send My Child to Olney Friends School?

Olney Friends School is committed to making our unique educational experience affordable for all accepted students. We believe that finances should never prevent a family from considering Olney as a high school option for their child. If you and your child believe that Olney might be the right school for you, we encourage you to request more information or begin your application today!

The financial aid program at Olney Friends School is guided by our belief that parents have an obligation to pay the educational expenses of their children to the extent that they are able. The purpose of the financial aid program is to fill the gap between the actual cost of a year’s tuition and what a family can realistically be expected to pay toward this cost. To find out more about our need-based financial aid, scholarships, and fellowships, read more below.

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Financial Aid

For those families who do apply and are eligible for financial aid, the scholarships and fellowships offered at Olney become part of the overall financial aid package and award amounts are determined on a case by case basis. We are determined to make an Olney education affordable for the right fit students. Therefore, when necessary we offer substantial financial aid. Parents who believe their children are eligible for admission should apply, and not assume an Olney education is out of reach.

Eligibility

To be eligible, new students must complete all components of the admissions application process, and all students must submit an essay relating to the scholarship or fellowship for which they are applying. The essay will be an opportunity for you to describe who you are, what you will bring to Olney, why you feel deserving of an award, and how can Olney support you in your interests, growth, and success?

Families who do not apply for financial aid may still be eligible to receive scholarships and fellowships.  Students who qualify for a scholarship, or who are selected for a merit based fellowship, will receive an award reducing tuition by up to $5,000 for a seven day boarder,  $4,200 for a five day boarder, and  $2,500 for a day student.  If a family is eligible for an additional scholarship or is awarded an additional fellowship, a $2,500 award toward tuition will be granted for a seven day boarder, $2,100 for a five day boarder and $1,250 for day students.

Selection

Once the admissions committee has made its admissions decisions, award recipients will be selected by a committee that includes the admissions officers, the Head of School and other faculty members as appropriate. The number of scholarships will be determined by the number of available spaces, the overall applicant pool, and fund availability.

 

Do you have more questions about our financial aid policy, elegibility, or the selection process? Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section.

 

Scholarships

Scholarships are a form of tuition reduction to students who qualify for inclusion in one or more of the following groups:

The Quaker Scholarship scholarship is available to students who actively attend Quaker meetings or are involved in some aspect of Friends education (graduate of another Friends school, Friends Music Camp).

The Heritage Scholarship is available to students with previous family connections to the school. These connections can include being a legacy (parents or grandparents attended) or having other family members (siblings, aunts/uncles, cousins) who were alumni, honorary alumni, or friends of the school.

The Opportunity Scholarship is available to students living in geographically and socioeconomically disadvantaged areas, or areas impacted by natural disasters.

The NAIS Scholarship is available to students who have attended or graduated, in good standing, from an National Association of Independent Schools member institution within the past two academic years. To receive this award, students must apply for this scholarship.

*Students applying for the NAIS Scholarship are ineligible for the FCE scholarship.

The FCE Scholarship is available to students who have attended or graduated, in good standing, from an Friends Council on Education member institution within the past two academic years. To receive this award, students must apply for this scholarship.

*Students applying for the FCE Scholarship are ineligible for the NAIS scholarship.

Fellowships

Fellowships offer tuition reduction based on individual gifts or interests of students. As part of the fellowship award, students are asked to carry additional responsibilities relating to their gifts and interests. The following Fellowships are offered at Olney:

To qualify for the Academic Fellowship, applicants must have proven records of high academic achievement and potential. A successful candidate will also exhibit leadership potential and exemplary personal qualities consistent with the mission of Olney. Students may be asked to be peer counselors or tutors and to provide a student voice in academic affairs.

The Art & Music Scholarship is available to students who are gifted artists and musicians. Recipients may be asked to organize an art show, assist other students in the development of their art and to help with ongoing display of student and faculty artwork.

Students who have attended Friends Music Camp are encouraged to apply.

The Olney Leaders Fellowship is available to students who have exhibited strong leadership abilities and wish to continue developing their leadership skills. They will be expected to participate in student and community governance and be a student voice in the ongoing review of policies and procedures relating to student life.

This fellowship is generally awarded to returning students who have assumed roles as student admissions ambassadors, dorm staff, office work or dish crew leaders.

The Opportunity Leaders Fellowship is available to students who have an interest or experience in organic farming and agriculture. Recipients will be expected to be leaders on Farm Team and provide additional help on the farm as needed.

Recipients of the Sustainability & Environmental Studies Fellowship will be expected to participate in Olney’s stream monitoring program and be involved in local environmental advocacy and education. They will also be asked to assist with the school’s recycling center and ongoing carbon footprint assessment.

Cost of Attendance

Olney’s 7-Day Boarding option is by far the most common at the school. For students whose home is more than two hours from campus, this option is almost a requirement unless reasonable, reliable transportation is available each weekend.

We encourage all families to consider the 7-Day Boarding option because so much of what makes Olney’s community life so vibrant occurs outside of regular academic hours. Activities, ice breakers, guest speakers, parlor meetings and spiritual life events take place between Friday evening and Monday morning.

All international students should apply for the 7-Day Boarding option.

Tuition for 7-Day Boarding is $33,887 per year.

Additional Fees

$50 Domestic Application Fee

$250 International Application Fee

We estimate that an average 7-day boarding student will need a minimum of $700 for the year to cover instructional materials, books, test fees, airport transportation, laundry, school supplies, and personal expenses.

All students must have health insurance to cover accidents and illness. The school will arrange for insurance to cover international students while they attend the school.

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Olney’s 5-Day Boarding option is popular for both students living in the surrounding counties but also for those who live as far away as Pittsburgh, PA and Columbus, OH.

While we encourage all families to consider the 7-Day Boarding option, we also realize that a teenager leaving home early is a major commitment and, in some cases, it is beneficial for the student to be home on the weekends. In most cases, the student will leave campus after academic hours on Friday and return on Sunday evening.

Tuition for 5-Day Boarding is $27,965 per year.

Additional Fees

$50 Domestic Application Fee

$250 International Application Fee

We estimate that an average 5-day boarding student will need a minimum of $500 for the year to cover instructional materials, books, test fees, transportation, laundry, school supplies, and personal expenses.

All students must have health insurance to cover accidents and illness. The school will arrange for insurance to cover international students while they attend the school.

To make a payment online, click here to use FACTS.

 

An increasingly popular option in recent years, Day Students are able to experience Olney’s unique academics and attend high school in a safe, supportive environment without having to leave home.

About 15% of Olney’s current student body comes from the surrounding counties with more students and families expressing interest each year. For those who opt to live off-campus, the school day typically ends after the afternoon sports block and resumes with Collection the next morning. Day Students are also welcome to attend non-mandatory evening functions. Likewise, they are expected to attend mandatory evening and weekend events a few times each year.

Tuition for Day Students is $16,943 per year.

Additional Fees

$50 Domestic Application Fee

$250 International Application Fee

We estimate that an average day students will need a minimum of $300 for the year to cover instructional materials, books, test fees, transportation, school supplies, and personal expenses.

All students must have health insurance to cover accidents and illness. The school will arrange for insurance to cover international students while they attend the school.

To make a payment online, click here to use FACTS.

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Olney Friends School is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory boarding and day school offering individualized instruction in small class settings for grades 9-12.

Phone: 740-425-3655

Fax: 740-359-4015

The Main Office is staffed seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. till about 10:00 p.m. when school is in session. The administrator on call is available for emergencies 24 hours a day during the school year at 740-359-4015.

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