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 and scholarships, read more below.

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Financial Aid

For those families who do apply and are eligible for financial aid, the scholarships 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 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. Students who qualify for a scholarship may receive an award reducing tuition by up to $5,000.

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.

*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.

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

 

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 $34,900 per year.

Additional Fees.

Mandatory Fees
International:  $1000
Technology: $300
Activity: $155
General: $100
Total: $1,555

international

$555

domestic

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 $28,800 per year.

Additional Fees

Mandatory Fees
Technology: $300
Activity: $155
General: $100
Total: $555

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, airport transportation, laundry, school supplies, and personal expenses.

All students must have health insurance to cover accidents and illness.

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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 $17,450 per year.

Additional Fees

Mandatory Fees
Technology: $300
Activity: $155
General: $100
Total: $555

We estimate that an average day student will need a minimum of $300 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.

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

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: 740-425-3202

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.