Affording BSoR

Affording a BSoR Education

When you choose to invest in a BSoR education, you are choosing to transform your child's future.

The cost of educating a BSoR student – with our personalized attention, stellar faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and myriad opportunities beyond the classroom – is substantial. We recognize independent school tuition can feel prohibitive to many families, but know that we are committed to making a BSoR education as affordable and accessible to as many families as possible.

We believe a quality education should be financially accessible to all, regardless of economic status. That is why BSoR is committed to offering generous financial aid and scholarship opportunities. We award close to $2.5 million in tuition assistance, which includes nearly 50 named and endowed scholarships, and that number continues to rise. In fact, nearly 60% of BSoR students receive some sort of tuition assistance.

We invite you to explore our expansive list of scholarship opportunities and to apply for financial aid to ensure a Benedictine or Saint Gertrude education is as affordable as possible.

Tuition and Fee Information

Learn the answers to your most asked questions regarding tuition, payment plans, and other fees for attending Benedictine or Saint Gertrude.

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • What is the cost of tuition to attend Benedictine or Saint Gertrude?

    The full tuition rate for the 2021-22 school year is $19,900. We also offer tuition assistance and merit scholarships. Tuition for the 2022-23 school year will be established in March 2022. 
  • What payment options are available?

    The Benedictine Schools of Richmond offers three payment plans to help families meet the cost of tuition:
    1. Option I: A $700 deposit is due March 30. The balance of $19,200 is due July 15.
    2. Option II: A $700 deposit is due March 30. One half of the tuition balance ($9,600) to be paid by automatic bank debit on July 1, 15 or 25. The second half of the tuition balance ($9,600) to be paid by automatic bank debit on December 1, 15 or 25. Tuition payment plans will be migrating to a new platform for 2022-23.
    3. Option III: A $700 deposit is due March 30. The balance of tuition can be paid through a ten-month payment plan of $1,922.00 per month (May-February). Payments to be paid by automatic bank debit on the 1st or 15th of each month with the first payment due May 1 or 15.
  • How do I apply for financial aid?

    Our financial aid program enables qualified students to attend our schools who would not have access to our community without tuition assistance. Applications for tuition assistance for the 2022-23 school year will be accepted beginning in October and are due February 1, 2022. For more information regarding tuition assistance at BSoR, please contact Director of Admission Greg Lilly at 804-708-9504 or at

    Benedictine's Financial Aid Application
    Saint Gertrude's Financial Aid Application 
  • How much are books?

    Books are purchased online through MBS Direct ( The average cost of books for the school year is $500.
  • How much are registration fees?

    Registration fees for the 2021-22 academic year are $455. Registration fees can be paid by check and included with the enrollment deposit by March 30; or paid by cash, check, or credit card prior to August 1 via the registration link at; or included in the monthly or semester tuition payment plan. Registration fees for 2022-23 will be established March 2022.
  • How much are uniforms?

    For Saint Gertrude: Uniforms are purchased through Flynn & O’Hara Uniform Company and the cost is approximately $450. Uniforms may be purchased at Flynn & O’Hara Uniform Company, SteinMart Shopping Center, 9708 Midlothian Turnpike or online at

    For Benedictine: All items shall be issued by the school quartermaster and purchased through the school. Please note that uniforms do not need to be procured prior to the start of Orientation Week. For freshmen and transfer students, the average cost of a new uniform is $860. A uniform price list for 2021-22 can be found here.
As a mother of three children who are either currently enrolled or have graduated from Benedictine or Saint Gertrude, I can whole heartedly say we made the right choice. We carefully thought about where to send our children and weighed all of the options including a free education at a local public school. It was difficult to commit to the cost but it has been so worth it. We are committed to investing in our children’s education, and they have thrived at Saint Gertrude and Benedictine. We couldn’t be happier! - Jeanine Ngendakuriyo (Parent of Dean '17, Sarah '19, and David '23)