How Do You Find Affordable Boarding Schools?

To find affordable boarding schools, go to, perform a guided search using the desired parameters and then visit each individual school's website for costs and financial aid information. While a list of the least expensive boarding schools is available at sites such as, those with higher costs could be more affordable with financial aid, notes the website.

The total cost of a boarding school can include tuition, room and board, books, computers, meals, student services fees and uniforms, notes Costs can range from $2,000 to $86,000 per year as of 2015, states To find affordable boarding schools, follow the steps below.

  1. Visit the website
  2. Go to and click on Find a School. Then click on Guided Search.

  3. Enter the parameters
  4. Perform a guided search of the database by entering desired parameters such as the distance from home, grades offered, number of students and programs of interest.

  5. View the schools
  6. Click on the individual names of each school of interest to view more information. Current tuition and types of financial aid available are included on the page.

  7. Contact the schools
  8. Click on Request Catalog to receive a catalog from the school. Use the provided email to contact the admissions office for more information.