Tuition – A Valuable Investment
Thanks to generous donors, no family pays for the full cost of an EMS education. Donor dollars cover the difference between tuition investment and the actual cost education.
How does EMS determine a family’s tuition?
- Need. Need-based tuition assistance is available for those who qualify after completing the EMS admission application and the FACTS application. FACTS is a third-party tool that determines eligibility.
- Several area churches provide significant support to EMS through annual budgetary gifts, and members of those congregations receive discounts for their students. Admission to EMS, however, is not based on religion or church affiliation.
- Sibling discounts are offered to families with multiple children in the school. A tuition cap assures large families that they will pay no more than a designated amount each year.
- Other discounts and scholarships may be available. Talk with the Admissions Office to learn more.
How does FACTS determine a family’s eligibility for need-based tuition assistance?
Will my student’s admission application be affected by applying for tuition assistance?
Are some families awarded full tuition?
How do we find out if we are eligible for need-based tuition assistance?
Are there additional fees?
- Student general fee of $350 per student K-12 to help cover co-curricular expenses, textbooks, technology and yearbooks. This annual fee is paid at enrollment and every year your student re-enrolls at EMS.
- A capital improvement fee of $350 per family K-12 to help with facilities management, payable each year.
- Incidental charges may include lunch in the Dining Hall, specialized tutoring, transportation services, after school care, drivers education, and co-curricular experiences such as some field trips, E-Term, Touring Choir, Discovery, and Senior class trip.
Tuition Rates 2023-2024
- Percentage of students receiving tuition discounts - 71%
- Percentage of students receiving need-based aid - 27%
- Total tuition assistance awarded - $347,000
- Percentage of students benefiting from donor gifts - 100%
529 Savings Plans
Many people are not aware that, as of January 2018, families who contribute to a 529 tax free account may use their funds toward a beneficiary's K-12 tuition.
Details, as well as online tutorials, can be found at the Virginia529 website. We encourage you to consult with your financial adviser.
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