Tuition & Affording WRA
An investment in your child's future.
Western Reserve Academy is committed to admitting talented and motivated students, regardless of family resources. We believe the cost of education should not deter you from applying. Each year, we award more than $8 million in need-based financial aid. We also offer merit-based scholarships — awards range from up to $50,000 for our boarders and $30,000 for our day students, as well as full boarding tuition coverage through graduation.
We are here to help you determine the best options for your family as you consider this very important decision.
We encourage families to apply for financial assistance where needed. WRA awards more than $8.2 million in need-based financial aid to 45 percent of the student body each year. If you are offered admission, WRA puts forth every effort to make education affordable for you.
Need-based financial aid awards are not loans; they are grant awards that do not need to be repaid. WRA's financial aid budget is funded through the school's endowment.
WRA uses the Clarity Application to determine a family’s level of financial need based on the information that families share in the application which includes assets, income, expenses, and debts. Financial aid applications are due at the same time as admission applications:
Day applications - Jan. 12, 2024
Boarding applications - Feb. 9, 2024
Please read below for details about the financial aid application. These resources from Clarity are especially helpful for navigating this process: