Tuition/Financial Aid

2022-2023 TUITION
Grades 1st & 2nd (Lower School): $34,475
Grades 3rd - 5th (Lower School): $36,975
Grades 6th - 8th (Middle School): $41,700
Grades 9th - 12th (Upper School): $43,400

DVFriends tuition is all-inclusive except for the following three items:

  • Participation in the lunch program
  • Participation in a school activity requiring air or boat transportation
  • One-to-one instructional support

Financial Aid Application Process

Financial Aid Application Process for new families
Financial Aid grants are awarded on our rolling admissions schedule. We encourage you to submit both applications as soon as possible. Please submit your financial aid application online through School and Student Services (SSS by NAIS).
Apply for Admission to DVFriends                  Apply for Financial Aid
Your financial aid application must be submitted at the same time as your application for admissions
Financial Aid Application Process for returning families
Please submit your financial aid application online through School and Student Services (SSSby NAIS)
Apply for Financial Aid
We encourage you to learn more about DVFriends financial aid here:
Frequently Asked Questions
We know that each family has different financial needs. SSS takes into account all aspects of each family’s reported financial situation as provided by parents. The Financial Aid Committee considers all information gathered by SSS in determining eligibility.
2019 Federal Tax Returns, PA State Return, and all supporting documents (W2s, 1099s, etc.) are to be uploaded into the SSS account.
If you are separated or divorced, the non-custodial parent must complete a separate application.
Save your application in progress. You may log back into the SSS system and complete the application at any time.
SSS will send you an email within 24 business hours of receiving your completed application upload.
Should you encounter a problem or have questions in completing the application, please contact Kavitha Patel, Director of Financial Aid, at [email protected] or 610-640-4150 x 2120.
SSS is also a resource for you, and they can be reached at or at SSS Customer Service 800-344-8328.

Tuition may be tax-deductible

Your DVFriends tuition may be tax-deductible as a medical expense.  Please consult with your tax advisor. Learn more 

A 529 may help with tuition

Pennsylvania residents may use 529 funds to pay up to $10,000 per student per year for independent school tuition. 
Please contact Kavitha Patel, Director of Financial Aid if you should have questions about the process of applying.
Kavitha PatelKavitha Patel
Assistant Director of Admissions, Director of Financial Aid
(610) 640-4150 x2120

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