Tuition and Fees 2020/2021

New Families: $30,550*
Current Families: $29,050
* Tuition for new families includes a one-time fee for assessment and placement.*

Application Fee
A one-time, non-refundable application fee of $175 is due with the application for admission to Trident Academy.

Student Fees
Student fees include student accident insurance, technology and science lab fees, parent association dues, and field trips.

Tuition Payment Schedules
A non-refundable deposit is $1,050 will be processed with your online enrollment; $1,000 of this will be applied towards tuition.  Three payment options are available for the tuition balance after the deposit.  Three payment options are available through FACTS for the tuition balance after the deposit.

Option 1:        Pay the tuition and fees in full by July 1st and receive a $250 refund

Option 2:        Pay the tuition and fees in two installments, due July 1st and December 1st

                                              Deposit      July 1        December 1

New Families:                   $1,000      $14,775      $14,775

Returning Families:         $1,000      $14,225     $14,225     

Option 3:       Trident Academy 10-Month Tuition Plan from 6/1– 3/1 for a $45 fee

The $1,500 one time fee for new families is due with the July payment for options 1 and 2 and, with option 3, it will be split evenly over the three of the ten payments.

Tuition paid in two or more installments does not constitute a fractional contract. No reduction or remission of tuition will be allowed by Trident Academy for absence, withdrawal, or dismissal.

Trident Academy Tuition Support Program
Limited tuition support is available for families who meet certain criteria. Applicants must have applied to and been accepted by Trident Academy before grants are awarded. Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted to FACTS Grant and Aid (online.factsmgt.com/aid) as early as possible durig the school application process.

South Carolina Education Credits for Exceptional Needs Children Program (ECENC) 

All Trident families are eligible to apply for ECENC grants. Please visit Exceptional SC for more information at www.exceptionalsc.org.

Portions of Trident Academy’s tuition may be tax-deductible. Please contact your CPA about this possibility.


Trident Academy admits students of any race, color, gender, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and financial assistance programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.