A community embracing students with dyslexia and language learning differences.

Affording Odyssey

The Odyssey School appreciates how vitally important specialized instruction is in the lives of students with dyslexia and other related language learning differences. As such, the School is committed to assisting families of qualified students who lack the financial resources to pay the full tuition. Over the past several years, the School has made substantial efforts to increase its financial aid dollars.

Financial Aid

The Odyssey School is committed to assisting families who are not in the position to pay the full tuition.

The financial aid program at The Odyssey School helps to make it possible for students who would not otherwise be able to attend the School to access support that helps to bridge the gap between what their families can contribute and the cost of full tuition.

Financial aid dollars come from private donations, endowment income, and named scholarship funds.

Currently, financial aid awards are provided to approximately 32% of the students, and they range in amount based on demonstrated need and the availability of funds.

A careful analysis of a family’s complete financial information, including all sources of funds available to contribute to the child’s education is conducted by the Financial Aid Committee.

Awards are based on the report from School and Student Services (SSS), a service provided by The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) that provides an objective report on each family’s financial situation. Odyssey’s confidential Financial Aid Committee determines the allocation of financial aid resources.

Please click here to access SSS to begin our Financial Aid Application Process.

Odyssey’s financial aid policies are consistent with the guidelines established by NAIS and the Association of Independent Maryland- DC Schools (AIMS).


Admissions decisions are made independently from requests for aid.

Tuition for 2017-2018 Academic Year: $31,300

To help families with the cost of an Odyssey education, we offer two payment plans as well as need based financial aid.

First Installment Option - Payment is broken into 3 installments:

10% - due at the time of enrollment

50% - due in August before Fall Semester

40% - due in December before Spring Semester

Second Installment Plan -

A ten-month, no interest installment plan from July through April with an initial deposit to the school.

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