Tuition & Financial Aid
Five Day Boarding
VES offers a five-day boarding option for families in the Lynchburg area to consider. This is intended for local students who would like to have a boarding experience. Financial aid is not available for our five-day boarding option. We encourage families from the greater Lynchburg area interested in boarding to discuss their options with the Admission Team and Office of Financial Aid so we may guide you appropriately.
Applying for Financial Aid
VES recognizes that choosing a private education requires a tremendous financial commitment. In an effort to assist families with the costs associated with this choice, VES provides need-based financial aid to families who qualify.
Families apply for financial aid at the same time their student applies for admission. Applications for financial aid will not be evaluated without a completed admission application. If your family is interested in applying for financial aid, it is important that you express that intention early in the admission process. You can do so through our Request Information form, making the appropriate selection on the admission application, or by contacting the Office of Financial Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To allow for comprehensive and equitable assessments of all financial aid applications, VES requires that all living parents submit financial information for consideration. Divorced or separated families should each submit a separate financial aid application, and proof of the custodial arrangement may be required. An application is not considered complete until all required information has been submitted. Completed admission and financial aid applications submitted by the published deadlines will be given priority.
VES offers only limited financial aid to international families who qualify.
VES partners with Clarity to collect financial aid applications from families. All domestic and international applicants should complete an application through Clarity to be considered for financial aid.
To get started, please go to the Clarity Application and create an account. The application typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete. The Clarity Application is also mobile-friendly so you can complete it from anywhere. You are also able to save your progress and return at any time. The application submission fee is $60 and must be paid in order for your application to be shared with VES.
The 24-25 Clarity Parent Application Guide is a helpful resource when completing the application.
If you need support during the process of completing your application, there is in-app support available through the “Help” button in the bottom left of the screen, as well as email and phone support at email@example.com or 206.210.3752, in both English and Spanish.
Financial Aid Deadlines
Returning VES families: December 1
- Early Action (All Students): December 1
- New Regular Deadline for Day Students: January 10
- New Regular Deadline for Boarding Students: February 1