Tuition & Financial Aid

Arts, Music, Sports all part of a well rounded Oakwood educationMaking a commitment to an Oakwood education is an investment in your child's future. While families have the primary responsibility for financing their child’s education to the extent they can, we are firmly committed to helping families make this possible. Oakwood has a long-standing commitment to enrolling a culturally, socially, and economically diverse student body. Financial aid is awarded on the sole basis of economic need without regard to race, religion, nationality, ethnicity or sexual orientation. All financial aid information is confidential and an applicant's financial need does not affect admission eligibility. Many families meet tuition expenses through a combination of out-of-pocket tuition payments, financial aid grants, and loans. Different strategies may be appropriate for different families, and our financial aid committee is available and at the ready to help.


Tuition and Fees 2018-2019

Academic Tuition

Middle School


Upper School Day


5 Day Boarding


7 Day Boarding


International Students

International Student Fee per term


*English as a Second Language, per class, per term


Academic Support Center Programs

Learning Skills, per year (grades 6-12)


Focused Instruction, per year (grades 6-12)



Activities/Technology Fee (all students)


Refundable Room Deposit (all boarding students)


Additional fees include books, class trips, and international student health insurance.  

Financial Aid Process

In order to determine a family’s financial need, Oakwood utilizes an independent agency called the School and Student Services for Financial Aid (SSS), which is operated through the National Association of Independent Schools. SSS provides an objective methodology for calculating a family’s contribution towards educational expenses. All final decisions regarding financial aid are made by Oakwood’s own Financial Aid Committee.

Because financial aid funds are limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, it is to your advantage to complete the financial aid application by January 15th.

To apply for financial aid:

  1. Log on to and complete the Parents’ Financial Statement. It must be completed online by January 15th.
  2. Upload your most recently filed W-2s and 1040s to your SSS account by January 15th.  Once your current W-2s and 1040 tax return are filed, upload those to your SSS account as well (e.g. If you are applying for aid for the 2018-2019 academic year, your “current” tax return is from 2017).

Please do not submit any financial documents to the school. Our SSS school code is 5518.


Need help completing your Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS)?

Please note that the SSS website provides comprehensive information in the form of webinars, guides, and workbooks to assist you through the application process. Get all the help you need to ensure your financial aid application is complete here:

Tuition & Financial FAQs

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