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Affording Riverside Military Academy

Boarding School Cost & Financial Information

Financing an education at Riverside Military Academy is among the most important investments you can make in your son’s future. We can guarantee that the benefits including state of the art facilities, superior program offerings, and expert staff far outweigh the military school cost. We have worked hard to make sure that Riverside Military Academy tuition is competitively priced compared to similar affordable boarding schools in our geographic region. However, that does not change the fact that it can be a financial sacrifice to enroll a cadet at Riverside Military Academy. Because we respect that commitment, this page outlines  information regarding tuition assistance.

Need Based Financial Aid

We understand that a private school education, such as the one we offer at Riverside Military Academy, provides an unparalleled experience and value to the student, but the cost of this investment sometimes exceeds a family's immediate resources. As such, we offer a need-based financial assistance program to alleviate a portion of the tuition burden from the families. The amount of aid distributed depends on three key items: level of need, availability of funds, and the number of students applying. As a note of importance, we do not evaluate or award financial aid to a student who is not accepted into the academy.

If you’re interested in attending Riverside Military Academy, but haven’t applied yet, please follow these steps to submit your application.

2020-2021 Spring Tuition Rates Tuition
Enrollment Rates
New U.S. Boarding Cadets $21,587
New Day Cadets $12,308
New International Cadets $24,896

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  • Apply for Need Based Aid

    After the student has been accepted and you determine your need for aid, please visit FACTS. FACTS provides schools with an objective methodology for calculating a family's ability to contribute to educational expenses. Create a login and complete the financial aid application for the current academic year. If you experience problems during the FACTS application process, please call their customer service department at (866) 441-4637.
  • Georgia GOAL

    Riverside Military Academy is proud to partner with the GOAL Scholarship Program, which helps families access better educational opportunities for their children. In order to be eligible, a family must meet annual income caps and their child must be transferring from a public school in Georgia to Riverside Military. Your family will be reviewed for eligibility after you have completed the FACTS Financial Aid Application mentioned above.
  • Georgia Special Needs Scholarship

    In some cases, students can be eligible for the GA Special Needs Scholarship (GSNS) Program offered by the Georgia Department of Education. The GSNS is a school choice program available for students transferring from public to private school, and who are served under an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). To determine eligibility and see what your student may qualify for, go to the GA DOE website.
  • Tuition Loans

    Tuition loan programs, such as Your Tuition Solution and Sallie Mae, assist many families in making tuition payments more affordable by providing the funds upfront and spreading the payments over a longer period of time than tuition payment plans allow. Please contact these loan programs directly for current fees, rates, and other details.

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Common Fees and Expenses

One-Time Uniform Fee
  • Boarding Cadets - $2,698
  • Day Cadets - $2,250
  • Cell Phone Fee - $50 per school year
  • Daily Medication Fee - $150 per semester (if applicable)
  • Fees may apply to off-campus transportation to healthcare-related visits
  • Class dues - $45 per school year
  • The Mac and Sue McClendon Center for Student Success - $500 (if applicable)
  • Additional academic fees may apply depending on courses. 
Off-Campus Activities
  • Activities typically range from $10-$50 and are announced weekly
Cadet Allowances and Spending Money
  • Riverside Military Academy is a cash-free campus. We recommend cadets receive a debit card or pre-paid card that parents can add or remove money from. 
  • Parents can set monthly spending limits in the Cadet Store and Campus Grill. 
Cadet Transportation
  • For parent convenience, we offer weekend shuttles to and from Atlanta along 1-85 and GA 400 on Friday and Sunday afternoons. Fees vary based on occupancy, timing, and the traveling status of the cadet. See the Cadet Life page for more detailed information. 
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 reads:
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Riverside Military Academy complies with Title IX.

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