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Tuition Assistance

At Hargrave, it is our desire to make a quality Hargrave education financially feasible to as many families as possible. Hargrave offers tuition assistance to qualified families. While tuition is often one of the first considerations when making a school choice, we want to ensure that we are selecting the highest quality candidates regardless of a family’s financial resources. We strongly encourage families to apply for tuition assistance, which is available in the form of discounts, scholarships, need-based assistance, or loans. The investment you make in your son’s Hargrave education is one that will pay dividends well into the future.

Hargrave’s tuition assistance process takes a holistic approach to reviewing applicants and awarding assistance. Applicants are reviewed based on their merit, and their perceived ability to be a positive member of the Hargrave community who will contribute to the betterment of the academy. In addition, the academy utilizes the FAST program to receive and review applications for need-based aid. Families applying through FAST will be reviewed for both need- and merit-based assistance. Financial aid awards are only offered after a student has been admitted to the academy.

For more information about the financial aid process and FAST, please contact the admissions office at (800) 432-2480 or [email protected], or submit an inquiry form to speak with a member of the admissions team.

For the 2021–22 School Year, about 68% of the student body received tuition assistance.


Merit-Based Scholarships

Hargrave offers scholarships to academically qualified students (3.0 or higher GPA), students with previously demonstrated leadership experience, and students with a proven record of community service.

Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis, and the student must be accepted in order to receive any Hargrave Scholarship award.

All scholarship recipients are required to reapply for scholarship consideration annually.

Families only applying for merit-based scholarships do not need to apply through FAST, but they must alert the Financial Aid and Scholarship Committee of their qualification and provide all necessary documents in order to receive the scholarship. A scholarship application can be obtained from the admissions office.

Baptist General Assembly of Virginia Academy Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded by the Baptist General Assembly of Virginia and is available to Hargrave students who are members of churches that belong to the Baptist General Assembly of Virginia and meet the additional criteria specified by the Assembly. Learn more about BGAV Academy Scholarship requirements and application process on the BGAV website.

Athletic Scholarships

High school students are NOT eligible for athletic scholarships.


Active Duty/Retired Military Discount

Students whose legal guardian is Active Duty or Retired Military will receive a 10% discount. Proper identification and/or form DD2-14 will be required to receive this discount.

First Responder/Law Enforcement/Former Military Discount

Students whose legal guardian is a currently serving or retired law enforcement officer or first responder, or former military personnel (not active duty or retired), may receive up to a $1,000 discount. Proper identification and/or form DD2-14 will be required to receive this discount.

Family Discount

Families that have more than one student attending Hargrave Military Academy will receive a 15% tuition discount for each additional student.

Legacy Discount

Students whose parent or grandparent attended Hargrave Military Academy will receive a 15% tuition discount.

Ministerial Discount

Students of ordained ministers will receive a $1,000 discount.

Matching Funds

Church Matching Funds Program

Students who are members of a church willing to provide monetary assistance will receive a dollar-for-dollar matching grant up to 1/3 of the tuition costs. This matching funds program can provide substantial savings to families by covering up to 2/3 of their tuition costs.

Referral Incentives

Alumni Referral Incentive Program

Hargrave offers a tuition discount of $2,500 for each new enrolled boarding student referred by a Hargrave Alumni.

Parent Referral Incentive Program

Hargrave offers a tuition discount of $1,000 for each new enrolled boarding student that a current family refers ($500 for each new enrolled day student), provided the referring family stays in good standing with the school. More information about the Parent Referral Program.

Financial Aid

Families who wish to apply for need-based aid should contact the admissions office at (800) 432-2480 or [email protected]. The awarding of financial aid is always confidential.

Virginia Tax Credit Scholarship

A private education is no longer out of reach for many Virginia families, thanks to the Education Improvement Scholarships Tax Credits Program (EISTCP), also known as the Virginia tax credit program. Hargrave Military Academy is an approved participant in this program, which may help offset some of the costs of attending Hargrave for many families.

The Virginia tax credit program is available to families that qualify based on the following criteria:

  • Virginia is the family’s state of residence
  • The student was previously enrolled in a public school or was qualified in the previous term for the Virginia tax credit program
  • The family meets the financial need qualifications set by the Commonwealth of Virginia (varies based on location)

If you believe that your family may qualify for the Virginia tax credit program, please inquire with the admissions office for more details. Individual awards are based on family income and location, and may serve as a substantial contribution towards your son’s tuition.

Educational Loans

Educational loans are an additional means to help offset education-related costs. Unlike the scholarships and discounts listed above, a loan must be repaid as per the guidelines of the individual lender. Inquire Now to discuss educational loan options with an admissions counselor.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Hargrave Military Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to the students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.