Davidson Academy Tuition

See tuition information for both the Davidson Academy's online campus for students living anywhere in the United States or Canada, and the Reno campus on the University of Nevada, Reno.

Online Campus

For students living in Nevada, tuition for Davidson Academy Online is free. For students living outside Nevada, the Davidson Academy uses a flexible tuition model that takes into consideration annual family income, cost of living adjustment based on location of primary residence, the number of dependents in the household, and other relevant factors to determine a personalized tuition level for each family. For students in high school, tuition is capped at $15,000 for the 2021-2022 school year. For students in middle school (those under the age of 14 by September 30, 2021) tuition is $8,950. The first tuition payment will be due July 1 of the school year for which the student is applying. Other expenses include a $60 University of Nevada, Reno fee, a $150 lab fee per science course, and the cost of textbooks.

Additionally, students will need a computer with a web camera and microphone. We highly recommend a desktop or laptop with a robust Internet connection for most coursework, as our live sessions use audio and video streaming.

The flexible tuition model is calculated by completing a FAST application, part of which requires providing recent tax returns. Families who wish to know their tuition amount first, before completing a Davidson Academy Online application, may complete the FAST process at any time, which includes a $45 fee. The FAST deadline for the 2021-2022 school year is April 30, 2021. Email online@davidsonacademy.unr.edu with questions.

Access the FAST application.

Click on FAST logo for login screen

Reno Campus

For residents of Nevada, there is no tuition associated with attending the Davidson Academy's Reno campus.

The cost of courses and textbooks are covered through a combination of public and private funding. University of Nevada, Reno courses that are being used to fulfill Davidson Academy graduation requirements are also covered at no additional costs to Academy students. Some Academy classes, extracurricular activities, and clubs may occasionally have a small fee that is the student’s responsibility to cover.

If an Academy student wishes to take a University course outside of their graduation requirements, they will be responsible for the tuition and other expenses associated with the class. They are charged the in-state, per credit tuition rate. A need-based scholarship fund is available through the Davidson Academy so that students can apply for assistance for the costs incurred when enrolling in University classes beyond those that apply towards Davidson Academy graduation requirements. Email applications@davidsonacademy.unr.edu with questions.

The Davidson Academy is not able to issue forms 1098-T for tuition. The 1098-T form is issued for tuition, fees, and course materials required for a student enrolled in a degree seeking program at an eligible educational institution. An eligible educational institution is a college, university, vocational school, or other postsecondary educational institution. Unfortunately, the Davidson Academy, as a public school serving students in grades 6-12, is not an eligible institution. Please keep in mind that the Davidson Academy cannot and does not issue tax advice; please contact your tax advisor for further consultation.