Tuition and Affordability

An investment in your student's future

We know that the decision to enroll your student in an independent school is a major financial commitment and represents a serious investment in your student’s future. Your student attending Falmouth Academy will pay dividends over a lifetime–in higher education, in a fulfilling career, and most of all, in a life of purpose and meaning.

Falmouth Academy is proud to offer a generous and equitable tuition assistance program and various payment plans that make an FA education as accessible as possible for all of our families.

Tuition Costs and Payment Plans

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  • Costs

    • Tuition Fee 2024-25 (7th-12th grade): $35,290
    • Tuition Refund Insurance 2023-24: $406
    Additional Fees
    Bus Transportation: $1,725
    Woods Hole Shuttle Fee: $530
    Steamship Authority Ferry Pass: $1,004
  • Payment Plan Options

    Falmouth Academy offers three payment options:

    • Single Payment: Tuition and fees due in full by July 1st
    • Two Payments: 60% of tuition and fees due by July 1st, 40% of tuition and fees due by December 1st
    • Ten Payments: 10% of tuition and fees are due monthly, July 1st through April 1st
    Payments are auto-drafted through the Blackbaud Tuition Management billing system. If you have specific questions about payment arrangements, please contact the Falmouth Academy Business Office,
  • Tuition Refund Policy

    Tuition refund insurance is optional for families paying the tuition fee in full by July 1 prior to the start of the school year and required for all other payment plans. If a student leaves school unexpectedly during a school year, this plan provides substantial assistance to help the family meet its financial obligations to the school (subject to the terms of the policy and the amount insured).  To learn more about the plan benefits, please visit by AWG Dewar.

Affordability & Tuition Assistance FAQ

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  • How do I apply for tuition assistance?

    To apply for tuition assistance, please visit our Tuition Assistance Application page. Families must complete the Parent Financial Statement (PFS) online. Please submit your PFS and supporting documentation by the February 1st deadline.
  • What is Falmouth Academy’s SSS code?

    Falmouth Academy’s SSS code is 3113.
  • When should I apply for aid? Is there a deadline?

    You should begin to apply for tuition assistance at the same time you are applying for admission. You can apply online beginning October 1 at

    The deadline to apply is February 1. Missing the February 1st tuition assistance application deadline significantly reduces the likelihood of receiving tuition assistance. 
  • How many students receive tuition assistance at Falmouth Academy?

    Approximately 50% of the student body is receiving some level of tuition assistance.
  • Is it worth applying if I am not sure our family will receive aid?

    There are many factors other than income that may affect tuition assistance decisions. Falmouth Academy is committed to meeting the financial need of a wide range of families of different socio-economic levels.
  • Must I reapply for aid every year?

    Yes, every family must reapply for tuition assistance every year. A family may expect to receive the same proportion of tuition assistance if the family's financial circumstances remain essentially the same. A significant change in a family's PFS may result in a change in the award offered.
  • What if I have more than one student at a tuition charging school?

    If more than one student in a family attends a tuition-charging institution, Falmouth Academy requires that families apply for assistance at each of the institutions their students attend. Falmouth Academy cannot subsidize tuition for other tuition-charging schools of any type. It is important to note that SSS computes the total funds available for education, and then divides that amount by the number of children attending tuition-charging schools. Copies of awards (from other institutions, elementary through college) may be requested.
  • What is the process for parents who are separated or divorced?

    For parents who are separated or divorced, Falmouth Academy requires each parent/family to submit a Parent Financial Statement (PFS) through SSS (including IRS Form 1040, W-2’s).

    If the non-custodial parent refuses to submit the necessary information to SSS, the application for tuition assistance will not be processed. In cases where the non-custodial parent is in no way involved in the upbringing of the student, the requirement of these forms may be waived by the Affordability Committee. In this event, the custodial parent is required to submit a letter verifying the family’s situation from a third party, such as an attorney, minister or social worker, or a copy of the divorce settlement pertaining to one parent being exempt from contributing to educational expenses.
  • What expectations does Falmouth Academy have regarding my family’s financial contribution?

    Sending your child to Falmouth Academy is a choice. While we do not want parents and guardians to experience economic hardship as a result of their student's enrollment, we do expect sacrifices to be made in order to maximize a contribution.

    Falmouth Academy assumes that all adult family members will work to contribute to the investment in a Falmouth Academy education. To that end, when a parent or guardian chooses not to work, and there are no preschool children at home, income equivalent to one current school tuition is added to the calculation of need.

    Exceptions may be made if the parent or guardian is caring for a disabled or critically ill child, parent, or grandparent.

    Parents or guardians returning to school or changing jobs as a personal choice must realize that a resulting decrease in their family income cannot be underwritten by tuition assistance provided by Falmouth Academy.
  • When are tuition assistance awards made?

    Awards are communicated along with admission decisions on March 10 for newly accepted students.

    For returning students, tuition assistance awards are announced to families on the enrollment contract in February.
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