Investing in Your Daughter's Future

Chatham Hall’s financial aid awards are based on a family’s demonstrated financial need. Financial aid is renewable; families are expected to apply each academic year. For questions about our financial aid process, please contact the Financial Aid Office at or 434.432.5507.
Chatham Hall’s financial aid program is designed and supported by the generosity of alumnae, faculty, and friends of the School whose goal aligns with that of the Financial Aid Committee: to provide a Chatham Hall education to deserving students who may not otherwise afford to attend Chatham Hall due to financial constraints. We are committed to helping your family in any way possible. That's why more than 46% of students received financial aid in the 2020-2021 school year, with the average award being $38,108.

2021-2022 Tuition & Fees

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  • International Students

    • Comprehensive Fee: $58,500
    • International Student Fee: $2,000
    • Optional Fees
    • International Student Health Insurance Fee
  • 7-Night Boarding

  • 5-Night Boarding

  • Day Students

  • Health Insurance

    Health Insurance is required for all students enrolled at Chatham Hall. Please contact the Business Office for more information at 434.432.5507.

Financial Aid Checklist

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  • Step 1

    Indicate you will be a candidate for financial aid on your daughter’s admission application. Please click here for information on the necessary documents.
  • Step 2

    Visit School & Student Services family portal to create an account.
  • Step 3

    Complete your Parent Financial Statement (PFS) and upload required tax documents.
  • Step 4

    Submit your Parent Financial Statement (PFS) and required tax documents to Chatham Hall using school code, 2344. Applications for financial assistance for new families must be submitted by Jan. 25. For returning families, the PFS and required tax documents must be submitted by Dec. 1.

Nilsen Merit Scholarship

One of the largest single gifts ever made to any girls’ independent school is the $31 million given to Chatham Hall from the estate of alumna Elizabeth Beckwith Nilsen '31. This gift represents an amazing level of support inspired by Mrs. Nilsen’s lifelong appreciation for – and fond memories of – her student days at Chatham Hall. Mrs. Nilsen once remarked, “Chatham Hall was the best thing that ever happened to me.” Her remarkable gift is, without question, one of the best things ever to happen to Chatham Hall – and perhaps, in turn, to you.

If you are a girl who has what it takes to be a Nilsen Scholar, you are a girl with great expectations. You excel in academics. You have special talents. You are an achiever. It is important to find a school that is as dynamic as you are. Not simply a strong school, but an exceptional school such as Chatham Hall.

Qualified students must have
  • An exceptional academic record
  • 90% and higher scores on the SSAT
  • A commitment to integrity and honor
  • Talents that contribute to school life (e.g., leadership, the arts, athletics)
  • Excellent recommendations
To apply, please submit the Chatham Hall Application, and reach out to the Admissions Office to indicate your interest. To be considered for a Nilsen Merit Scholarship, students must be new domestic applicants.
A girls' boarding and day school in southern Virginia, Chatham Hall prepares girls for college and for productive lives. Our innovative academic program offers advanced courses, global study and travel, as well as project-based learning. We foster the intellect and character of each student and, through our Honor Code, live in a community of trust. Grounded in its Episcopal heritage, the school welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds.
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