Affording Long Trail

Affording Long Trail

Domestic Tuition:

  • 2023-24 – $22,475

There are many options for families to fund their tuition including sending town tuition and financial aid. Over 60% of Long Trail students receive financial support.

Financial Aid

New and returning families who intend to apply for financial aid do so though Clarity. Once the application is complete and audited, the Clarity calculator determines the amount a family can contribute to tuition.

Begin this process by creating a secure log-in account using the button below.

For more information and FAQs about our Financial Aid policies, please click here.

Vermont School Choice

Families residing in towns that do not have a municipal middle or high school, a significant portion of tuition is paid for by the town.

2023-24 Town Tuition Rates (2024-25 rates are not available until early Spring 2024)

Town Grades 9-12 Grades 7-8 Grade 6 SU
Chittenden $18,266 N/A N/A RNESU
Danby $19,987 N/A N/A BRSU
Dorset $19,987 N/A N/A BRSU
Landgrove $19,987 N/A N/A BRSU
Londonderry $19,987 N/A N/A BRSU
Ludlow $18,266 $18,266 N/A TRSU
Manchester $19,987 N/A N/A BRSU
Menden $18,266 N/A N/A RNESU
Middletown Springs $18,266 $18,266 N/A GRCSU
Mt. Holly $18,266 $18,266 N/A TRSU
Mt. Tabor $19,987 N/A N/A BRSU
North Bennington NA N/A $16,756 SVSU
Pawlet $18,266 $18,266 N/A BRSU
Peru $19,987 N/A N/A BRSU
Rupert* $18,266 $18,266 N/A BRSU
Rutland Town $18,266 N/A N/A GRCSU
Sandgate $18,266 $18,266 $16,756 BVSU
Stratton $18,266 $18,266 $16,756 WCSU
Sunderland $19,987 N/A N/A BRSU
Wells $18,266 $18,266 N/A GRCSU
Weston $19,987 N/A N/A BRSU
Winhall $18,266 $18,266 $16,756 BRSU

Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union  (BRSU) Towns:

Tuition is paid to approved schools per District Policy on Tuition Payments for Secondary Students. All families must submit a Tuition Request form to The Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union annually in order for tuition to be paid.

Please fill out the Tuition Request form completely and return to the address, fax or email listed on the form. You may contact Celeste Keel at with any questions.

  • Declaration of Residency: If you are new to your town (or live in Winhall), please also fill out the Declaration of Residency form and return along with the tuition request form.

Dorset, VT Residents

In the spirit of community, Long Trail accepts the Dorset town tuition rate for grades 9-12 as full tuition payment. So, high schoolers residing in Dorset have the opportunity to attend with zero tuition owed after receipt of their sending town tuition.

Payment Plans

Plan A: 100% tuition payment is due July 1.

Plan B: 50% tuition is due July 1; tuition balance due January 1.

Plan C: 10-month payment plan with first tuition payment due the 1st or 15th of the month starting in July.

All payment plans are administered through Veracross. Please note that there are additional fees for Plans B and C.

Long Trail School does not discriminate in the administration of its admission and education policies on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender, national or ethnic origin, or any other protected class.  
Long Trail School complies with all applicable state and federal nondiscrimination statutes, including the Vermont Public Accommodations Act (9 V.S.A. Chapter 139), the Vermont Fair Employment Practices Act (21 V.S.A. Chapter 5, Subchapter 6) and Vermont State Board of Education rules 2226.6 and 2229.1.