Tuition & Financial Aid

Affording a Riverside Education

We understand the decision to invest in your son's future through a private boarding school education may be a financial sacrifice and not one to be taken lightly. We want your son to reach his full potential at Riverside, which is why we would like to partner with you and assist in alleviating some of the financial responsibility. You have options! Our Admissions counselors are ready to answer your questions and help you take the next step.

Need-Based Financial Aid

We understand that private school education, such as the one we offer at Riverside Preparatory Academy, provides an unparalleled experience and value to the student, but the cost of this investment sometimes exceeds a family's immediate resources. As such, we offer a need-based financial assistance program to alleviate a portion of the tuition from the families. The amount of aid distributed depends on three key items: level of need, availability of funds, and the number of students applying.

As a note of importance, we do not evaluate or award financial aid to a student who is not accepted into the academy. Please reach out to our admissions team for further details.

Our Families

U.S. Boarding Cadets
before tuition assistance 
Day Cadets
before tuition assistance
International Cadets
before tuition assistance
1-800-GOCADET or 1-800-462-2338

Our Partners

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  • Apply for Need Based Aid

    After the student has been accepted and you determine your need for aid, please visit FACTS. FACTS provides schools with an objective methodology for calculating a family's ability to contribute to educational expenses. Create a login and complete the financial aid application for the current academic year. If you experience problems during the FACTS application process, please call their customer service department at (866) 441-4637.
  • Georgia GOAL

    Riverside Preparatory Academy is proud to partner with the GOAL Scholarship Program, which helps families access better educational opportunities for their children. $251,500 was awarded in '22-'23.

    In order to be eligible, a family must meet annual income caps and their child must be transferring from a public school in Georgia to Riverside Prep. Your family will be reviewed for eligibility after you have completed the FACTS Financial Aid Application mentioned above.
  • Georgia Special Needs Scholarship

    In some cases, students can be eligible for the GA Special Needs Scholarship (GSNS) Program offered by the Georgia Department of Education. The GSNS is a school choice program available for students transferring from public to private school, and who are served under an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504. To determine eligibility and see what your student may qualify for, go to the GA DOE website.
  • Tuition Loans

    Tuition loan programs, like Your Tuition Solution, assist many families in making tuition payments more affordable. Your Tuition Solution works with your family by providing a more flexible payment plan, loaning the funds upfront, and spreading the payments over a longer period of time. Please contact these loan programs directly for current fees, rates, and other details.
"We wanted the Riverside education for our son, and the financial aid team at Riverside was instrumental in helping us bridge the gap."