Financial Aid

Financial Assistance (in the form of tuition relief) is effectively a confidential gift from MSA to the student. It does not need to be repaid.

Applicants seeking financial assistance must do so on-line through School and Student Services (SSS) by NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools); the website is SSS is an organization that provides an analysis of a family’s finances and determines a suggested contribution for education expenses. All information sent to SSS remains with them and is strictly confidential. Ninety-five percent of independent schools in the U.S. subscribe to this service.

MSA’s scholarship committee allots available funds using SSSFA’s recommended family contribution. Financial need is the primary determiner of financial aid, although the following criteria are taken into consideration: demonstrated excellence in academic, athletic, or extracurricular performance, grade level, and personal conduct.


MSSEF is a not-for-profit organization registered in the state of Vermont and founded for the purpose of educating and developing youth interested in skiing and snowboarding. Mount Snow Academy is approved by the Vermont Department of Education. Its goal is to provide the facilities, accommodations, and scholarships necessary to encourage amateur competition.