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At Northstar, we strive to meet our families’ needs.

From financial aid and scholarships to discounts and payment options, we are here to help students and families.

  • On average, 35-45% of students are placed at Northstar Academy through a public school partnership.
  • On average, 65-75% of students are placed at Northstar Career Center through their local school district or through Virginia’s Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services. 

While Northstar tuition ranges from $14,400 to $28,700 the average cost of educating a student is much higher.

Thankfully, our parents, grandparents, staff, and other generous donors continue investing in the future of Northstar and our students to offset the difference through philanthropic efforts, such as donating to our Annual Fund and Scholarship Fund.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

  • This year, Northstar students were awarded $165,000 in need-based assistance.
  • 80-90% of students placed by their families receive some level of assistance.

We use the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment System to make an unbiased determination of your need. Once a scholarship application is complete and all requested documents are verified, the scholarship committee determines awards.

Awards are made on a first come first serve basis.

A student must be accepted to Northstar before the family can be awarded a scholarship. Limited financial aid is available and scholarships are awarded beginning in March continuing throughout the enrollment season. Families may apply at any time throughout the enrollment season, however funding may not be available.

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Discounts & Payment Options

Early Enrollment Discount

Families who submit signed contracts and enrollment deposits before the summer deadline will pay the preceding year’s tuition rate.

Virginia 529 Savings Plan

Families may pay for private education with pre-tax dollars through a Virginia 529 Plan. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.

Payment Plan

Families may choose to pay tuition in manageable installments.

Tuition Information

Tuition & Fees


  • Lower School $27,700
  • Middle School $28,200
  • Upper School $28,700
  • Career Center Half-Day (One Session) $14,400
  • Career Center All Day (Two Sessions) $28,700
  • Mid-year enrollment at a pro-rated daily rate.

Fees for Consumables, Books and Payment Plan

  • Lower School & Middle School $360
  • Upper School & Career Center-Full Day $470
  • Career Center Half Day $240
  • Tuition Refund Plan (if selecting payment plan) $290

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Annual, One-Time Payment: Due on or before August 1

Installments:  Requires a FACTS account. All Installment plans must be established by August 1. Payment options require $290 Tuition Refund Plan fee.

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