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Tuition & Financial Aid

Investing in the future

Carrabassett Valley Academy has long been recognized as the premier ski and snowboard academy. Given our history of producing world class student-athletes, our tuition remains competitive to boarding schools across the country.

Overview

CVA acknowledges cost is a factor for every family considering an independent education, and, thanks to the generous financial support of CVA donors,  we are committed to providing financial support to qualified student applicants. Currently, over 55% of CVA families receive financial aid/scholarships.

2022-2023 Tuition Rates

List of 6 items.

  • 7th - 8th GRADE BOARDING:

    includes academics, ski/snowboard training, room & board
    Full Year $59,050 
    Fall/Winter $51,375 
    Winter/Spring $48,170 
    Winter $40,485               Spring Extension = $8,250 
  • 7th - 8th GRADE DAY:

    includes academics, ski/snowboard training, breakfast & lunch
    Full Year $43,045 
    Fall/Winter $37,285 
    Winter/Spring $34,875 
    Winter $29,115                 Spring Extension $6,220
  • 9TH - 12TH GRADE BOARDING:

    includes academics, ski/snowboard training, room & board
    Full Year $64,050 
    Fall/Winter $56,375 
    Winter/Spring $53,170 
    Winter $45,485                Spring Extension = $8,250 
  • 9TH - 12TH GRADE DAY:

    includes academics, ski/snowboard training, breakfast & lunch
    Full Year $48,045 
    Fall/Winter $42,285 
    Winter/Spring $39,875 
    Winter $34,115                Spring Extension $6,220
  • POST-GRADUATE:

    All PG rates are determined on an individual basis depending on the length of term and athlete specific needs. Standard packages include all ski/snowboard training, breakfast & lunch, and may include academics, college counseling, SAT prep, room and board (space available).
  • ACADEMIC SUCCESS PROGRAM:

    *Rates below reflect 2021-2022 School Year program rates and are subject to change.
    Tiers:
    Tier 1:
    1 day-time session per week
    Max ratio of 2 students : 1 tutor
    45 - 60 min sessions
    9 months $3,500
    7 months $2,800
    5 months $2,000
     
    Tier 2:
            2 day-time sessions per week
    Max ratio of 2 students : 1 tutor
    45 - 60 min sessions
    9 months $5,250
    7 months $4,200
    5 months $3,000
     
    Tier 3:
            3 day-time sessions per week
    Max ratio of 2 students : 1 tutor
    45 - 60 min sessions
    9 months $7,000
    7 months $5,600
    5 months $4,000   
     
    Add on option:
    Structured evening study hall 2 Evenings per week
    Max ratio of 4 students :1 tutor
    90 minute sessions
    Contracted monthly at $400 per month


    When a student is traveling, sessions will be handled on a case by case basis. Some sessions may occur before or after the trip. Some sessions may occur remotely and others may not be able to occur.
     

Help is Available

CVA subscribes to School and Student Services (SSS), a service of the National Association of Independent Schools, to determine eligibility for Financial Aid through a standardized application and computation process. Based on the financial information provided by the family, SSS will provide CVA with a Tuition Contribution amount, which guides CVA in making financial aid decisions. 

Any family interested in applying for financial aid or scholarships are asked to submit an application through SSS.  Financial aid awards are determined based on need, whereas scholarships are awarded based on the individual student athlete's fit and potential to contribute above and beyond expectations in a meaningful and substantial way to the CVA community as a whole.  In certain circumstances a student athlete may qualify for both financial aid and a scholarship. 

How to Apply

  • Review the Applying for Financial Aid Overview *We recommend reading for recommendations and information that will be required once you begin the financial aid application process.
  • Beginning September 1, 2021 to the Family Portal on SSS at https://sssandtadsfa.force.com/familyportal to complete the Parent’s Financial Statement (PFS). 
  • Click on Create Account and begin application (you can exit and save at any time). 
  • Key Information:
    • School’s Full Name: Carrabassett Valley Academy
    • SSS Code: 2125
    • Required Documents: 2021 Tax Forms (1040, W2 and 1099),Schedules and Worksheets
    • Deadline for completing the PFS and providing required documents is April 15 for returning CVA families and April 30th for new applicant families
    • Student Racers

We sincerely look forward to working with you

Please contact our Director of Enrollment for more information and to begin the application process ewhipple@gocva.com or call 207-237-4466.
*Prices are cash-discounted prices. Cash discounts apply to payments made by cash, check, eCheck, ACH/EFT, or wire transfer