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Affording a Semester

  • Financial aid awards range from 10%-60% of tuition depending on need
  • Limited merit-based scholarships may be available and do not exceed $3500
  • 42% of students have received financial aid
  • Since 2003, we have distributed over $794,189 in financial aid awards

Financial Aid & Merit Scholarship Application Deadline

February 15th for both Fall and Spring semester.

How do I apply for financial aid?

The Traveling School contracts FACTS Management to ensure impartiality and professionalism in determining financial aid. FACTS collects applications and required documents for evaluation based on financial need, extenuating circumstances and available financial aid funds. 

  • Financial aid applications are open after January 1
  • Completed financial aid applications are due February 15th
  • Develop and submit a Fundraising Plan using the Fundraising Plan Template to The Traveling School by February 15th 

Determining Financial Aid Awards

FACTS Management makes evaluations of applications and recommends financial awards. The Traveling School Financial Aid Committee will call the family with applicable award information.

Financial Aid Policies

  • Students applying for financial aid must commit to raise a portion of their tuition
  • Applications must be completed by February 15th
  • Divorced families – both parents must complete an application
  • Financial aid recipients are required to write two (2) thank you letters – one before the semester and one after the semester

Merit Scholarship 

The Traveling School may offer limited merit-based scholarships for those families who do not quality for need-based aid. These scholarships do not exceed $3500 and are reserved for applicants who demonstrate that they are excellent candidates for the school.

To qualify for the Merit Scholarship:


Approximately 75% of all Traveling School students have successfully raised money in their home communities across the country. Fundraising can help with tuition, books, spending money, gear, and flights.

Payment Plans

  • Available to all families
  • Administered through FACTS Management
  • Payments can be made from bank accounts or credit cards
  • Can ONLY be used for tuition payments – deposits and fees are paid directly to The Traveling School by check