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Tuition and Financial Aid

We never stop working to make West Nottingham Academy as affordable as possible and we understand that every family enters into the admission process with different financial circumstances. As a result, we offer a number of merit-based scholarships and financial aid opportunities to ensure that every family has equal access to a WNA education.

With the cost of boarding school in Maryland as high as it is, we know how important scholarship opportunities and boarding school financial aid are to students and families. In the 2020-2021 school year, close to 50 percent of all WNA domestic students received financial aid. Our goal at WNA is to make the cost of boarding school affordable by offering customized tuition as well as several payment options. We provide a number of merit-based scholarships and tuition discounts for those eligible to apply. Need-based awards are granted based on the availability of funds and financial information provided by our applying families. Now more than ever, we encourage you to take that first step to learn what options are available for your family.

2022-2023 Tuition and Fees

Type Cost
Day Student Tuition $17,949
Domestic Boarding Student Tuition (7-day) $54,075
Domestic Boarding Student Tuition (5-day) $41,200
International Boarding Student Tuition $63,140
Books & Technology Fee $600
International Boarding Student Health Insurance Fee $2,000
Chesapeake Learning Center (full-time) $9,750
Chesapeake Learning Center (part-time) $5,850
New Student Fee $1,000

Payment Plan Fees

Type Cost
One-Pay Plan $0
Two-Pay Plan $250
Ten-Pay Plan $500


Type Cost
Day Student Enrollment Deposit $1,000
Boarding Student Enrollment Deposits (Returning) $2,000
Boarding Student Enrollment Deposits (New) $5,000
Refundable Dormitory Deposit $100

Tuition Discounts

AutoPay Discount
Parents who sign up for AutoPay to make tuition payments with a bank account or credit card will receive a 3% tuition discount.

Early Bird Discount
Parents who pay their entire tuition balance by May 1, 2022, will receive a $500 tuition discount.

Legacy Discount
This tuition discount is for children of West Nottingham Academy alumni who are interested in continuing their family legacy at WNA. The discount will be awarded to first-year legacy students annually as a percentage of the yearly tuition, up to 10 percent. Please contact the Admission Office for more information on tuition discounts.

Military Discount
The students of all active, Guard, Reserves and retired military personnel are eligible for a tuition discount of up to 10 percent off full-pay tuition. The discount will be awarded annually as a percentage of the yearly tuition. Please contact the Admission Office for more information on tuition discounts.

Sibling Discount
WNA offers a 10% discount on the full tuition of the sibling of a current full tuition student. Please contact the Admission Office for more information on tuition discounts.

Merit-Based Scholarships

Merit-Based Signature Program Scholarships

These limited scholarships are for talented students interested in pursuing one of the three Signature Programs: Environmental Sustainability, STEM and Technology Innovation, or Visual and Performing Arts.  The scholarship will be awarded annually as a percentage of the student’s yearly tuition.  Preference is given to incoming 9th-grade students. 

  • Environmental Sustainability: These students will be active members of West Nottingham’s Student Environmental Council and will have access to additional resources the school has to offer as an MAEOE Certified Sustainable School. 
  • STEM and Technology Innovation: These students will become campus experts on the resources available in the Innovation Center, as well as pioneers of the Principles of Science and Engineering class. 

Aspiring Artists:  These students will have their own studio space on campus and will receive one-on-one time with each of the Eric Fischl ’66 Artists-in-Residence outside of classroom instruction.  They can also take advantage of a wide variety of visual and performing arts curriculum to explore their creative talents.

The James H. and William W. Bratton Scholarship

An annual scholarship to West Nottingham Academy is awarded to two underclassmen who have exhibited outstanding academic achievement.

Joseph C. Ray Jr. Scholarship in American History

The Joseph C. Ray Jr. scholarship is offered to current sophomore or junior students who display a commitment to excellence in the study of American History.

C. Herbert Foutz Scholarship

Founded by Herbert Foutz, esteemed faculty member of WNA, our largest scholarship is given to a student who embodies the spirit and motto of West Nottingham Academy.

Ways to Pay

West Nottingham Academy strives to make affording and paying for the cost of boarding school in Maryland easy for parents and guardians by accepting:

Frequently Asked Questions

How much financial aid does WNA award each year?

About 50 percent of our students and their families receive some form of financial aid.

Who is eligible for financial aid?

Every student and family is considered for financial aid.

How do I apply for financial aid?

Awards are made on a yearly basis and applications to SSS (partner code 8146) must be completed every year a student is enrolled and remains in good standing at West Nottingham Academy. Whenever possible, financial aid awards will be communicated at the time of acceptance.

Who should I speak to regarding financial aid?

Our Admissions Team is accessible via email or phone. To email our team, email To reach someone by phone, dial (410) 658-5556.

Important Application Deadlines

Applications, including all supporting application materials, are due to the Admission Office by late January. Decisions will be sent via email to students and families by mid-March 2022.

Applications for admission and financial aid received after the above-noted deadlines will be considered on a rolling basis. Please contact the Admission Office to initiate the process or with any questions.

Opportunity awaits you at West Nottingham Academy!

Every day, in every activity, from the classroom to the playing fields, art studios, and club gatherings, students are exposed to a diverse community of learners from all walks of life.

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