Tuition & Affordability

What is the Cost of NOVA Tuition?

Tuition for 2022-23 is $19,820 which includes a $500 non-refundable deposit. Tuition is prorated for midyear enrollment.

What does Tuition Cover?

NOVA's inclusive tuition covers textbooks, all field trips, lab supplies, and other incidentals. The only items not covered by tuition are lunches and NOVA Spirit Gear.

Payment Options

We offer three payment options to help make NOVA accessible: payment in full at the start of the school year; two payments, one at the start and one in the middle of the school year; or ten monthly payments.

Financial Aid

We are committed to making NOVA accessible to qualified students regardless of their financial circumstances.

In the 2021-2022 school year, we awarded more than $350,000 in financial assistance to approximately 40% of our student body. The priority deadline for 2022-23 financial aid has passed, but families can still apply. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible; funds are now limited.

We determine financial aid based on demonstrated financial need, comparing a student’s educational expenses with their family’s ability to pay. We make admission and financial aid decisions independently.

Our Financial Aid Policy, established by the Board of Trustees,  and our financial aid application process are designed to ensure that each family is subject to the same guidelines and procedures and to allocate  financial equitably .  All financial information supplied by families is held in strict confidence. NOVA follows the guidelines established by the National Association of Independent Schools Principles of Good Practice for Financial Aid Administration. Recipients must reapply for financial aid annually.

Financial Aid Determination

NOVA uses FAST (Financial Aid for School Tuition) to help determine the contribution a family can make towards educational expenses. The FAST application requires that families submit their most recent tax return and other financial information. Families may also submit a letter detailing any extenuating circumstances to inform the NOVA Financial Aid Committee about the reasons behind the award requested by the family.

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Apply for Financial Aid with FAST

The FAST application fee is $43 and non-refundable. It is payable with a credit/debit card. If you do not have a credit or debit card, or are unable to pay the application fee, please contact Paula Bjornson, our business manager, at

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Annual Procedure

Families must apply for financial aid each year. The school’s financial aid procedures prioritize returning students. Families previously paying full tuition experiencing a change that prevents payment of the full tuition for the following year may apply for financial aid with the same priority as other returning families who have received financial aid in the past.

Financial Aid applications must be submitted before the financial aid deadline through FAST. Financial Aid awards will be determined and notifications made by early April.

Need help with your application?

NOVA Staff is here to answer your questions and to guide you through the admissions process. Please call our office or send us a message and we'll answer any questions you may have.

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