Financial Aid

The FBRA experience is now more attainable than ever. French Broad River Academy offers financial aid to families who qualify on the basis of need. In recent years we have expanded our capacity to offer aid so that we can invest in more students from diverse backgrounds, with aid amounts ranging from $2,000 - $19,500. We are committed to enrolling students for whom full tuition might be a barrier to considering FBRA. Once enrolled, each student has the exact same experience in our transformative middle school. Contact us if you have questions or would like to discuss your situation.  

More About The Financial Aid Process:

  • Families must also apply for student admission in order to be considered for financial aid.
  • For the 25/26 school year, the application window will open on October 1, 2024. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and grants awarded based on availability of funds.
  • All families applying for financial aid must complete the FACTS Financial Aid Application. This is a third party application where families will be asked to submit their financial information. You will be asked about income, assets, and debt, along with other family and financial information.
  • Families applying for need-based aid may also wish to apply for an Opportunity Scholarship and/or Disabilities Grant through NCSEAA (NC State Education Assistance Authority). The 24/25 application window has already passed. For the 25/26 school year, their application window will open on February 1, 2025.

2024-2025 Tuition

Tuition for the 2024/25 school year is $21,950. Several payment plans are available. Tuition includes all school materials, textbooks, a laptop for in-school use, certain uniform items, some meals, and all domestic field lessons, overnight trips, and the Costa Rica International Field Experience.*

*All students travel to Costa Rica in the spring of 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, and the cost of this trip is included in the tuition. However, if trip airfares exceed $600, parents will be invoiced for the excess amount, not to exceed $500. For example, if airfare is $550, there will be no invoices sent. If airfare is $895, families will be invoiced the $295 overage amount.

For more information about financial aid, or if you have questions about the process, please contact Admissions Directors Dorrie Sieburg or Elizabeth Douglas.

french broad river academy tuition aid

Opportunity Scholarships

FBRA participates in the Opportunity Scholarship and Education Student Accounts (ESA+) Programs through the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority. The state funding for this program has expanded in recent years, and many FBRA families find that they may qualify for a scholarship at one of the four income tiers. 

The application window for the 24-25 school year has already closed. For the 25-26 school year, the portal will open on February 1, 2025, and priority consideration is given to applications received by March 1, 2025. These state grants can be a way to complement direct aid received from French Broad River Academy.

french broad river academy tuition and aid