Fees, scholarships and fee assistance


Fees at Scotland’s Boarding Schools

Fees vary widely between schools and Scotland’s Boarding Schools are sensitive to the pressures that parents face, particularly in the current economic climate, and they work hard to keep fee increases as low as possible to ease the burden on parents and to widen access. Fees are set at a level to cover running costs and generate only a small surplus which is reinvested into facilities and resources for the benefit of students.

Some boarding schools in Scotland charge an all-inclusive fee while others charge an additional fee for ‘extras’.


Financial assistance provided by Scotland’s Boarding Schools

All of Scotland’s boarding schools offer financial assistance granted on the basis of financial need. The level of financial support can vary considerably, from a free place (where 100% of the fees are met by the school) to awards worth around 20% of the fees.

Scholarships are also available, in recognition of particular talents and abilities, although the financial reward is often relatively small because, as charities, schools prefer to award their available funds to those in genuine financial need.

Visit the schools website for information on individual schools.