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Need-Based Financial Aid

We recognize that our tuition is significant for most families, and we want to work with you to help you make your vision achievable.

NA is committed to attracting the best and brightest students from across Hampton Roads, regardless of their socioeconomic status. That’s why every year, we offer nearly $3 million in need-based financial aid.

Financial Aid Seminars

Financial Aid Seminars

Jeff Martin, Assistant Headmaster for Business and Auxiliary Operations, will discuss Norfolk Academy's need-based financial aid program.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019*
8:30 AM
Lower School Multi-Purpose Room

Wednesday, December 4, 2019*
11:30 AM
Lower School Multi-Purpose Room
Lunch Provided 

Thursday, January 16, 2020*
11:30 AM
Lower School Multi-Purpose Room
Lunch Provided

*These seminars will be followed by optional group tours.

Please note that if the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) and ALL supporting documents (including 2019 tax information) are received by February 1, we will make every effort to communicate the financial aid award at the same time as the admissions decision.


Dates and Deadlines

Dates and Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines for the 2020-21 School Year

February 1 - Parents' Financial Aid Statement (PFS) and all additional documents (except 2019 tax information) due

March 1 - 2019 tax information due (including all schedules)

Please note that if the PFS and ALL supporting documents (including all 2019 tax information) are received by February 1, we will make every effort to communicate the financial aid award at the same time as the admissions decision.

Financial Aid Distribution

Financial Aid FAQs

Financial Aid FAQs

Who qualifies for financial aid?

Financial aid awards are based solely on a family's financial need.

How much financial assistance might my family expect to receive?

Awards range from $1,500 to nearly the full cost of tuition and fees.

How are awards decided?

Financial aid awards are determined by the School's Financial Aid Committee, utilizing data processed by the School & Student Services by NAIS (SSS by NAIS), the 1040 tax return, all schedules, W-2 forms, and other required documents.  Award amounts depend upon a number of factors including income, net worth, and number of children in schools charging tuition. 

Does a request for financial aid affect the admissions decision?

No. The admissions decision is distinct and separate from the financial aid application. Norfolk Academy employs a need-blind admissions policy. 

Is my financial aid held in confidence?

Yes. All information submitted to support the request for financial aid is held in strictest confidence. Only people on the Financial Aid Committee have access to the files. 

Do I have to reapply each year?

Yes. Families are required to reapply each year. Changes in income, family status, and the number of children attending private institutions may result in increases or decreases in an award. As long as a child remains at Norfolk Academy, financial aid will be renewed based on demonstrated need. 

Should I apply for financial aid before my child's admissions decision has been finalized?

Yes. Applicants are encouraged to meet the published deadlines for the timely submission of all required documentation. Please note that if the PFS and ALL supporting documents (including all 2019 tax information) are received by February 1, we will make every effort to communicate the financial aid award at the same time as the admissions decision.

Does the Financial Aid Committee consider additional costs when making awards?

Yes. Costs such as textbooks, transportation, and afterschool care are considered when calculating need.

How many students receive financial aid?

Approximately one in five Norfolk Academy students receives some form of financial aid. The school awards nearly $3 million annually in need-based assistance. 

What if I am separated or divorced?

In cases of divorced or separated parents, both parents must complete a Parents' Financial Statement and submit all required supplemental documents. 

If I have additional questions about financial aid, whom should I contact?

Contact the Admissions Office (757-455-5582) with any questions regarding the financial aid process and deadlines. Or, visit for detailed instructions on applying. SSS Customer Service can be reached at 800-344-8328. 

Financial Aid Application Process

Financial Aid Application Process

Parents' Financial Statement (Deadline: 2/1/20)

  1. Visit to
  2. Click on “Apply Now” button
  3. Set up a PFS Online account using your email and password. (Returning parents: If you applied for financial aid last year, simply login to the PFS Online as a Returning Family, using the email address and password you set up last year.)
    -  Norfolk Academy's code is: 5372.
  4. After October 1, begin a PFS for Academic Year 2020-21.  You can log out at any time, then return later to complete it.
  5. Pay $51 fee and upload required documents.
  • Please plan accordingly to have tax information submitted for the February 1 deadline.
  • Submit to SSS online completed 2018 and 2019 Federal Income Tax Returns with all schedules and the accompanying W-2s or 1099s for each year.
  • In addition, if applicable, we require submission of Self-Employment Information (SSS’s Business/ Farm Statement), any Business Tax Returns, all Student Tax Returns, December 2019 Leave and Earnings Statements for military families, current mortgage loan statements, child support documentation, and social security or disability statements.
  • Please remove all passwords before uploading your documents. Documents cannot be opened if they are password protected. 
  • To submit documents online, go to the Manage Documents tab in the PFS Online. Upload documents from your computer (be sure to submit each requirement separately).

Call SSS Customer Service at 800.344.8328 with any questions. 



Malone Scholars Program

In May of 2012, Norfolk Academy was selected to receive a prestigious $2 million endowment award from The Malone Family Foundation. The Malone Scholars Program at Norfolk Academy provides scholarships to new students entering grades seven through ten who demonstrate financial need and possess exceptional academic promise.

Norfolk Academy identifies Malone Scholars each year using income from the grant, in accordance with the Malone Family Foundation’s endowment spending policy. Financial support for each Malone Scholar, in keeping with the Foundation’s guidelines, may range from 30% of tuition to full coverage. These scholarships are renewable until graduation. Since 2012, thirteen new students have been named Malone Scholars in grades seven through ten, and Norfolk Academy has awarded more than $730,000 to Malone Scholars. Former Malone Scholars currently attend Duke University, the University of Virginia, High Point University, New York University, and Princeton University.

Families interested in receiving information about the Malone Scholarship at Norfolk Academy, especially those with students rising to grades seven through ten, should contact Mrs. Sarah Smythe, Interim Director of Admissions, at 757-455-5582 or Substantial need-based financial aid packages also are available outside of the Malone Scholars Program for students in grades one through twelve.






Guide to Financial Aid

Tuition & Fees


Tuition for 2019-20

Grades 1-3: $19,700
Grades 4-6: $20,800
Grades 7-9: $23,800
Grades 10-12: $24,700

Monthly, bi-annual and annual payment plans available.



Transportation Fees 2019-20          

Round trip for one rider: $1,450        
Each additional rider in the same family: $1,050
One way rider: $1,050
Late Activity Bus: $350/season

Before and After School Care

Before And After School Care Fees 2018-19

Before School: $2.00/day
After School: $8.00 per hour or part of an hour
Maximum Charges:
    $16 - Regular School Day
    $35 - 12:00 or 1:00 Dismissal Days
    $310 - Maximum Monthly Charge