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Tuition & Financial Aid

The Rewards are as great as the challenge.

We understand that the decision to invest in your son's future through a private boarding school education at Riverside Prep may be a financial sacrifice and not one to be taken lightly. We also know that you want your son to reach his full potential in life. We would like to partner with you on not only helping him reach his full potential, but also helping you afford the cost of tuition. There are options.

Need-Based Financial Aid

Riverside offers a need-based financial assistance program to offset the full cost of tuition for students who have been accepted to Riverside Prep. The amount of aid distributed depends on three key items: level of need, availability of funds, and the number of students applying. Contact us today to learn more about need-based financial aid.

If you’re interested in attending Riverside Prep but haven’t applied yet, please follow these steps to submit your application.

Tuition Rates

2023 - 2024 Tuition Rates

U.S. Boarding Cadets $53,300
Day Cadets $17,950
International Cadets $61,650

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 4 items.

  • 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. 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). 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 by providing the funds upfront and spreading the payments over a longer period of time than tuition payment plans allow. Please contact these loan programs directly for current fees, rates, and other details.

Common Fees and Expenses

Initial Uniform Fee (Grades 9-12):
  • Boarding Cadets - $2,848
  • Day Cadets - $2,400
Initial Uniform Fee (Grades 6-8):
  • $1,400
  • Cell Phone Fee - $50 per school year
  • Daily Medication Fee - $195 per semester (if applicable)
  • Fees may apply to off-campus transportation to healthcare-related visits
  • Class dues - $45 per school year *additional fees apply to seniors*
  • The Mac and Sue McLendon Center for Student Success - $500 (if applicable)
  • Additional academic fees may apply depending on courses. 
Off-Campus Activities
  • Activities typically range from $10-$50 and are announced weekly
Cadet Allowances and Spending Money
  • Riverside Prep is a cash-free campus. We recommend cadets receive a debit card or pre-paid card that parents can add or remove money from. 
  • Parents can set monthly spending limits in the Cadet Store.